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Éliane Radigue at work on the ARP 2500 synthesizer, Paris, 1972. Photography by Yves Arman.

Pace Live

Éliane Radigue

Occam Ocean

Saturday, Dec 14
7 PM
New York

Éliane Radigue is known for undulating, continuous music marked by patient, virtually imperceptible transformations that unfold to reveal the intangible, radiant contents of minimal sound—its partials, harmonics, subharmonics, and inherent distortions.

In collaboration with Blank Forms, Pace Live will present a series of solo and ensemble pieces by pioneering French composer Éliane Radigue (b. 1932, Paris), performed by Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Charles Curtis, Rhodri Davies, and Robin Hayward.

Event Details

Éliane Radigue: Occam Ocean
Saturday, Dec 14
7 PM

This event is free and open to the public but space is limited and RSVP is required.
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Location

Pace Live
540 West 25th Street
Seventh Floor
New York

Occam Ocean is an ongoing series of solo and ensemble pieces, which Radigue composed for individual instrumentalists. In these, a performer’s personal technique and particular relationship to their instrument function as the compositional material of the piece. The “Knights of the Occam,” as Radigue refers to the performers participating in the project, are musicians who have developed individualistic, creative approaches to their instruments; the resulting compositions are specific to those performers, rather than to their instruments. Citing the ocean as a calming antidote to the overwhelming nature of our vibratory wave-filled surroundings, Radigue has titled the tributary components of her Occam series with the image of fluid water in mind. For their performance at Pace Gallery, musicians Charles Curtis, Rhodri Davies, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, and Robin Hawyard will perform various combinations of solo pieces (Occams), duo pieces (Rivers), and larger ensemble pieces (Deltas), in varying configurations during each night of the program.

Occam Ocean is part of a year-long Éliane Radigue retrospective curated by Lawrence Kumpf and Charles Curtis and developed in collaboration with Éliane Radigue for Blank Forms, a non-profit organization in New York dedicated to supporting emerging and underrepresented artists working in a range of time-based and interdisciplinary art practices.

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Pace Live — Éliane Radigue: Occam Ocean, Night II, Dec 14, 2019