May 24, 2023

Les Chants de Milarepa

Reid Hall | 4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris
Free and open to the public
“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

François J. Bonnet is a Franco-Swiss composer, writer and theorist based in Paris. He’s the Director of French Musical Research Institution INA GRM. He has published several books: The Music To Come (Shelter Press), The Order of Sounds, The Infra-World and After Death (Urbanomic). He also produces radio shows for National Radio France Musique and he’s coeditor of the SPECTRES publication (Shelter Press). His music, often released under the Kassel Jaeger project name, has been presented worldwide.



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