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RADIGUE, ELIANE - Triptych

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Important Records IMPREC260
Release Year: 2009
Note: previously unreleased composition premiered 1978; never seen before archival photos & liner notes in the booklet
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"Back to music after three years of silence. On the suggestion of Robert Ashley, Douglas Dunn commissioned this piece from ELIANE RADIGUE for choreography. Only the first part of Triptych was staged at the premiere at the Dancehall/Theatre of Nancy on February 27 1978. Recorded in the composer's studio in Paris. After the premiere of Adnos I in San Francisco in 1974, a group of French students introduced Eliane Radigue to Tibetan Buddhism. When she returned to Paris, she began to explore this spirituality in depth, which slowed her musical production up until 1978. Triptych marks her return to composition, and draws its inspiration from the spirit of the fundamental elements, water, air, fire, earth. Eliane Radigue likes to add that this has often been useful to her in her moments of research and transitions. This three-part composition, with its great humility and contemplative simplicity, heralded a new period of work and was the first in a series of masterpieces inspired by Tibetan Buddhism.Manu Holterbach (translation: Maxime Guitton) "
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