Les Chants de Milarepa (1983)

Diffused by François Bonnet

May 24th, 2023 at 7pm

Grand Salle, Reid Hall

4 rue de Chevreuse

75006 Paris

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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“This is a music made to be apprehended not in the fixed space of representations, but in the dynamic space of living experience.”                
— François J. Bonnet in Radiguian Explorations 

Éliane Radigue’s Les Chants de Milarepa was created between 1981-1983 on the ARP 2500 synthesizer, and features vocal contributions by Lama Kunga Rinpoche and Robert Ashley. In this extraordinary electronic work, Radigue encircles the sung teachings of the 11th century saint Milarepa with glowing clouds of pulsating harmonies. The final chant was originally premiered with Robert Ashley at Columbia University’s Maison Français in New York City, linking it to today’s concert at the Columbia Global Center in Paris.  


Les Chants de Milarepa by Éliane Radigue

diffused by François J. Bonnet 

1. Mila's Song in the Rain

2. Song of the Path Guides

3. Elimination of Desires

4. Symbols for Yogic Experience

5. Mila's Journey Inspired by a Dream


OCCAM Ocean 

May 25th 2023, 7pm

Grand Salle, Columbia Global Center, Paris

4 rue de Chevreuse

75006 Paris

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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For the past 20 years, Éliane Radigue has composed exclusively in collaboration with virtuosic performers from across the globe using a process of oral and aural transmission. In her OCCAM Ocean series, performers visit Radigue in Paris—first as soloists and later in combinations as ad-hoc ensembles—to create compositions based on images of water. These compositions come alive as they are performed, with sound travelling in unexpected ways, sometimes whispering in your ears and sometimes seeming to reverberate and resonate beyond the ears and into the mind and heart.  

Program: a selection of OCCAM Ocean pieces by Éliane Radigue

OCCAM XIX for 5-string contrabass

Louis-Michel Marion

OCCAM XIV for harp 

Hélène Breschand

OCCAM RIVER XIV for harp and 5-string contrabass

Hélène Breschand and Louis-Michel Marion


OCCAM XIII for bassoon

Dafne Vicente-Sandoval

OCCAM V for cello

Charles Curtis

OCCAM RIVER XI for bassoon and cello

Dafne Vicente-Sandoval and Charles Curtis