Nomadic Night

Eliane Radigue

The Listening Garden — OCCAM OCEAN

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About the event

In the presence of Eliane Radigue

With: Bertrand Gauguet (saxophone), Robin Hayward (tuba), Enrico Malatesta (percussion), Carol Robinson (clarinet), Nate Wooley (trumpet)

The Nomadic Nights would like to thank the Fondation des États-Unis (FEU) for providing rehearsal spaces.

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Eliane Radigue (born in 1932, in Paris) is renowned for her electronic music, produced with feedbacks and reinjections, and in particular with the ARP 2500 synthesizer. Her compositions are defined by micro-events due to subtle changes in harmonics that dance above a seemingly static tone. The result is deeply moving. In 2005, Radigue began to compose for acoustic instruments with fellow musicians, first with Naldjorlak, her masterpiece for two basset horns and cello, and later with OCCAM OCEAN, her endless cycle. These new works have been presented in museums, concert halls and festivals: Festival d'Automne - Paris, Huddersfield Contemporary, Angelica - Bologna, CTM.12 Spectral - Berlin, Crossing the Line - New York, Sound and Music - London, E- May - Vienna, [K] HEUTE - Hamburg, Geometry of Now - Moscow, MOCA - Cleveland, Serralves - Porto, Konzerthaus - Dortmund, MUDAM - Luxembourg, Biennale di Venezia, the Louvre, the Fondation Cartier and the Centre Pompidou - Paris... She recently received a special mention from the jury of the Evens Foundation and the Giga-Hertz Award from the ZKM in Germany as well as the Open Oor Composition Prize in the Netherlands. All of her electronic works have been released in box sets by the GRM, and many acoustic pieces have been released on various labels, including SHIIIN.

Bertrand Gauguet plays the alto saxophone in solo or in collective improvisation contexts. His interests lead him to explore breath and sound as a medium for meditation. Recent collaborations with John Tilbury, Xavier Charles, Cyprien Busolini, Ensemble Un, Carol Robinson, composer Eliane Radigue and choreographer Catherine Contour. Also a composer of electronic music, he has produced many original pieces and soundtracks for dance, film and radio. His discography includes twenty albums.

Tuba player and composer Robin Hayward was born in England in 1969, and has been living in Berlin since 1998. He introduced radical innovations in brass instruments, first discovering the “noise valve” in 1996, then developing the first tuba fully microtonal in 2009. In 2012 he invented the “Hayward Tuning Vine”, in part to represent the harmonic space implicit in the microtonal tuba.

Enrico Malatesta is an Italian percussionist and sound researcher active in the field of experimental music, sound intervention and performance; his practice explores the relations between sound, space and body, the vitality of materials and the morphology of surfaces, with particular attention to the percussive acts and the modes of listenings. Since 2007 Enrico Malatesta has been presenting his works with tours all over Europe, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, UK, North America and Russia, participating in festivals and special events in venues such as Pirelli Hangar Bicocca – Milano, Berghain – Berlin, MAM – Rio de Janeiro.

Carol Robinson is a Franco-American composer and clarinetist specializing in experimental creation. Author of some sixty works that often incorporate electronics, her compositions are mainly played in the northern hemisphere. She performs in major international venues and festivals, and regularly collaborates with choreographers, photographers and musicians from various backgrounds. Besides her own music, her recent discography includes those of great contemporary composers, alternative rock, jazz and classical music. One of her closest collaborators, Carol Robinson has worked closely with Eliane Radigue since 2007.Carol Robinson received a grant from the Fondation des Etats-Unis (FEU).

Nate Wooley was born in 1974 in Clatskanie, Oregon. He is known for his idiosyncratic trumpet language and mastery of extended techniques. Wooley made his debut as soloist with the New York Philharmonic at the opening series of their 2019 season. He is the editor of Sound American Publications, a journal dedicated to featuring the ideas and work of musicians in their own words. The journal has released 28 issues to date. He is the recipient of the FCA Grants to Artists Award and the Spencer Glendon Award for Ethics in the Arts. Wooley currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Practical information


Regular admission
12€ (13€ on site)
Reduced admission

Conditions of reduced admission.

Students, "carte Senior", "carte famille nombreuse", unemployed, Maison des Artistes.

8€ (9€ on site)

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Additional information

Estimated duration: 1h.
Doors open at 7pm.
Seated concert, subject to availability.
In case of rain, this show will take place in one of the exhibition spaces.
Nomadic Nights begin at the time indicated: latecomers will only be allowed entry if this does not disturb the show.
This event will be filmed by the team of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain to be broadcast on its websites and social media. The public is likely to appear in these images.
The exhibition Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori will not be accessible during the Nomadic Night.