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The Music Room => Composer Discussion => Topic started by: Mandryka on February 19, 2020, 12:15:32 PM

Title: Eliane Radigue's harbour
Post by: Mandryka on February 19, 2020, 12:15:32 PM
Everyone knows Occam's Ocean -- but I was really pleased to find this early piece, Geelriandre, which shows, I think, a similar preoccupation with sound. Hard for me to believe that this piece is as early as 1972.

https://www.youtube.com/v/1b_usL_zDoc
Title: Re: Eliane Radigue's harbour
Post by: Mandryka on February 22, 2020, 08:27:49 AM
Many many years ago I practised Buddhist meditation. One of the texts which the Buddhist monks used to talk about was called The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa, a sort of Tibetan literature analogue of the Western . . . well I dunno, but it’s canonical. I actually had a copy in English, I remember three volumes, I didn’t get very far reading it. It has long been culled.

So what a pleasant surprise to come across this

(https://img.discogs.com/6mhCrJEonBQC31C4ycIouSGwW0M=/fit-in/600x597/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-188485-1293479154.jpeg.jpg)

It consists of someone chanting parts of the Hundred Thousand Songs in Tibetan, followed by someone presenting a translation in English, in a lovely American accent, I can’t identify where but I imagine south. He sounds a bit like Jethro  in the Beverly Hillbillies.

All this set to . . , you’ve guessed it . . . a drone.

It’s very good, great fun! Not unlike an old style BBC radio 4 Sunday afternoon programme - better than most. Recommended.
Title: Re: Eliane Radigue's harbour
Post by: Richard Pinnell on February 26, 2020, 04:13:17 AM
Everyone knows Occam's Ocean -- but I was really pleased to find this early piece, Geelriandre, which shows, I think, a similar preoccupation with sound. Hard for me to believe that this piece is as early as 1972.

https://www.youtube.com/v/1b_usL_zDoc

Geelriandre of course being an anagram of Eliane Radigue.

The Queen of all drones, but a lot more going on there too. I have all of her early works in the attic somewhere. IMO the strongest were always the Adnos works.

The recent BBC radio broadcasts of Occam's River by Dom Lash and Angharad Davies are worth tracking down if they are still available. Fantastic musicians
Title: Re: Eliane Radigue's harbour
Post by: Mandryka on February 26, 2020, 10:56:23 AM


The recent BBC radio broadcasts of Occam's River by Dom Lash and Angharad Davies are worth tracking down if they are still available. Fantastic musicians

Unfortunately not as far as I can see. A friend of mine heard a concert with 7 of them at Darmstadt and he said it was wonderful.


The Queen of all drones

Oh, poor old pauline Oliveros, RIP.

Geelriandre

I never noticed!