October 20, 2023

I conducted the premiere of Occam Océan Cinquanta (Radigue & Robinson) at the opening concert of the Donaueschinger Musiktage festival. Performed by the outstanding Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, it was a beautiful and important  evening. Go to 1h23 to see the performance, via this link.http://swr.li/donaueschinger-musiktage-konzert-20-10-2023

“The highlight of the opening concert was the collaboration between the American composer Carol Robinson and the 91-year-old pioneer of electronic music, Éliane Radigue. Their joint work Occam Océan Cinquanta demands minimal sound production from a large ensemble; What emerges is a floating sound surface whose dramaturgy takes place solely on the level of dynamic changes.” Die Zeit 25/10/23 Florian Eichel


September 25, 2023

OCCAM HEXA V (Radigue & Robinson) was performed by the excellent ensemble KLANG as part of a four-part retrospective at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. It just gets better and better.

Soirée Nomade Rétrospective OCCAM OCEAN d’Éliane Radigue #1, dans le cadre de l’exposition Ron Mueck à la Fondation Cartier © Edouard Caupeil 


June 30, 2023

The Weather Pieces has just been released by MODE RECORDS, with Charlotte Testu (double bass), Serge Teyssot-Gay (electric guitar) and myself (basset horn). What a pleasure. Thanks to all !

also on bandcamp

Les si doux redoux (2015) 24:02 / basset horn
Black on Green (2015) 14:46 / double bass
Nacarat (2015) 30:05 / electric guitar

Charles Bascou and Carl Faia, computer music design
Christophe Hauser, sound engineer

photos © Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva


May 20, 2023

Blanc de Neige (for saxophone, electric guitar, double bass and electronics) was premiered by the wonderful Trio Archipel Nocturne at the Musique Action festival. It was very moving to learn that ours was the last concert of an incredible festival that presented innovative music for 38 years. The end of something extraordinary. Many thanks to the musicians, and to Olivier Perry and the CCAM team who made this monographic concert of my WEATHER PIECES possible.

I received a Commande de l’état (commission from the French Ministry of Culture) for Blanc de Neige, which is a great honor.


April 21, 2023

At long last, a little teaser from my piece GEORG with the exceptional Serge Teyssot-Gay.

  • bass clarinet / voice
  • electric guitar
  • electronics

click here to see it

and here to see another one


February 20, 2023

First rehearsals of my new piece Can You See with the extraordinary TrioPolycordes and the Ensemble vocal Sequenza 9.3 conducted by Catherine Simonpietri. It is part of a production called 50/50 Woodstock which features premieres and arrangements by Justina Repečkaitė, Fabien Cali, Claude Barthélémy and myself. The tour starts on March 9, 2023.

I had the honor of recieving a commission from the French Ministry of Culture (Command d’état) for Can You See.


January 20, 2023

Thanks to Archipel Nocturne (Violaine Gestalder, Christelle Séry and Louis-Michel Marion), The Weather Pieces will soon include a trio inspired by snow. Source recordings were made in January at the CCAM in Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, partner for this project. Blanc de Neige. The electronic part was conceived by Charles Bascou.


November 13, 2022

Matisse : Jazz was premiered at the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto. This hour-long piece for dancer – the extraordinary Youngdoo An – and bass clarinet with live electronics – played and written by me – was inspired by Matisse’s book of lithographs from 1947 and produced by Jiro Nemoto with support from the Sasakawa Foundation.


October 1, 2022

La Nuit blanche at the Philharmonie in Paris, was the perfect occasion to premiere L’illusion des étangs, my new piece for birbyne and string quartet. The wonderful Quatuor IMPACT played beautifully. It’s always a pleasure to work with them!

https://youtu.be/IP15mQJ2_gY


September 12, 2022

Thanks to the Fondation Cartier in Paris, a new OCCAM – Radigue & Robinson was born (OCCAM HEXA VI for clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, tuba and percussion) with Carol Robinson, Bertrand Gauguet, Nate Wooley, Robin Hayward and Enrico Malatesta

Nomadic Night The Listening Garden — OCCAM OCEAN by Eliane Radigue at the Fondation Cartier. Photo © Edouard Caupeil