Reviews

Charles Curtis (cello) performs Eliane Radigue's Naldjorlak part 1

We've been heartened by the warm and enthusiastic responses we have received to the Triptych festival. It's encouraging to be reminded that there is a growing and dedicated audience willing to commit the focus that Eliane’s music requires, and that there is a desire on their part to share this work as a community of listeners. We would like to thank everyone who came to share the festival with us and particularly Eliane herself and all of the artists who presented her work with such commitment and skill during Triptych.

Media Reviews:

Guardian
The Wire (PDF download)
Liminal
Arts Desk
Boring Like a Drill
ATTN magazine
Guardian interview with Eliane Radigue

Audience Responses:

Concerts:

“Ethereal. Emotional. Breathtaking.”

“magical”

“an extraordinary experience”

I don’t think I’ve ever been so relaxed in my life

“distorted time like dream-filled sleep. Could've been 40 seconds or 5 hours...”

“Absolutely overwhelming. One of the greatest composers of all time. It was a really emotional experience as well. Thank you so SO much for doing this retrospective.”

“a journey to an unknown destination”

 “It was an astonishing feeling to experience so intimate a music (and such a quality of silence) with so many strangers. The programme seemed to be very much enjoyed by an audience which was not by any means made up simply of the usual suspects one might find on the experimental music circuit.”

“Meditative, transformative, ecstatic, life-affirming, astonishing, inspiring”

“Fascinating, meditative and absorbing. I completely lost track of time, which was an excellent and uncommon experience.”

“During the music playback, no lighting was used except the few votive candles that visitors to the church had lit. The performance started with bright midsummer light flooding through the windows; by the end at 10pm, we were sitting in a dark twilight – and the effect was wonderful.”

“Still a bit bowled over by tonight's Eliane Radigue gig. Early Feedback Work about a million years ahead of everyone. Just the best!”

“Too beautiful”

“Went to hear some Eliane Radigue in a church last night and it was radical. My favourite music goes bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz worrrrrrrrrrrrr ohmmmmm”

“came home feeling that all music should be 84 mins long”

“gobsmackingly brilliant stuff. Not for the inattentive, mind”


Sonic Beds:

"It felt like I was lying in a floatation tank on a plane that was taking off"

"The sound vibrates around your body - it felt like being massaged."

"At first the sounds felt like the noises a fridge makes, then it sounded like an orchestra tuning. Beautiful!"

"I came in tired and after 20 mins in the bed left super-relaxed and with a clear head. Really great."

"Absolutely mind-blowing experience"

"Very comfy and cocooning"

"Trippy"

"Strange and unusual. I lay in it for about 10 minutes. Lovely at first...then felt a bit nauseous, then relaxed again..."

"Wonderful sensory experience!"

"Like lying asleep on a rocking boat"

"Good times on a drifting spaceship!" 


Photogallery: 

All photos are copyright Alex Delfanne and may not be reproduced without permission.

In this project

Event information and booking

Triptych features events across multiple venues. The launch and all concerts start at 7.30pm.

Launch Event

13 June: Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL
Emmanuel Holterbach, Eliane Radigue’s assistant and expert on her music, introduces her work.
This event is FREE and unticketed.

Eliane Radigue's Work With Instrumentalists

14 June: Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street, London E1 6LY
Kasper T Toeplitz and The Lappetites each perform versions of Elemental II and Rhodri Davies gives the world premiere of Occam I for solo harp. Presented as part of Spitalfields Music Summer Festival.
Find out more and book tickets

21 June: Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street, London E1 6LY
A complete performance of the monumental three-hour trilogy Naldjorlak, performed by Charles Curtis (cello), Carol Robinson and Bruno Martinez (basset horns). Presented as part of Spitalfields Music Summer Festival.
Find out more and book tickets

Eliane Radigue's Electronic Music

15 - 25 June: St Stephen Walbrook, 39 Walbrook, London EC4N 8BN
An eight-evening retrospective of Radigue’s classic electronic works

Wed 15 June: Trilogie de la Mort I - Kyema
Thu 16 June: Trilogie de la Mort II - Kailasha
Fri 17 June: Trilogie de la Mort III - Koumé
Mon 20 June: Psi 847
Wed 22 June: Early Feedback and Loop Works
Thu 23 June: Jetsun Mila
Fri 24 June: Arthésis, Geelriandre, Biogenesis
Sat 25 June: L'île re-sonante

Book 8-concert pass, 3 concerts for the price of 2, or individual concert tickets.

Exhibitions

Enjoy a unique presentation of two of Eliane Radigue’s 1970s installation works, Transamorem – Transmortem and Omnht, staged in the relaxing and immersive setting of two beds with specially installed loudspeakers, designed by sound artist and Radigue collaborator Kaffe Matthews.

Sonic_Bed Scotland by Kaffe Matthews and music for bodies playing Omhnt by Eliane Radigue

Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA
14 - 24 June, 9am - 5pm daily
Bed located in the Lower Café
FREE admission

Sonic_Bed London by Kaffe Matthews and music for bodies playing Transamorem - Transmortem by Eliane Radigue

Watermans, 50 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DS
12 - 26 June, 12pm - 9pm daily
Bed located in Studio 1
FREE admission

Festival Locations

See a map of the venues used in the Triptych festival here

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