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Format: do-CD
Label & Cat.Number: Lovely Music LCD 2003
Release Year: 2007
Note: re-issue of this work from 1986, reflecting the life of Tibetian Poet & Yogi MILAREPA from the 11th century; very meditative & microscopic drone music (84 minutes long)
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €26.00

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Wiederverffentlichung des 84-mintigen Werkes von 1986, welches das Leben des Yogis MILAREPA (als Prozess von Geburt bis zum Tod / Nirvana) klanglich darstellt. Hauptbestandteil dieser Meditation sind die ruhigen & dezenten elektronischen Drones eines ARP-Synthesizers, die gespickt sind mit konkreteren mikroskopischen Klangereignissen von zugespielten Tapes. RADIGUE studierte in den 50ern bei PIERRE HENRY und PIERRE SCHAEFFER, konvertierte 1975 zum tibetischen Buddhismus und etablierte dann ihre Musik, die so einfach & pur & offen wirkt wie ein in vollstndiger Aufmerksamkeit befindliches Bewusstsein in tiefer ZEN-Meditation.

"Recorded by Eliane Radigue in 1986, it's beyond great to have mass access to this delicate and spiritually profound electronic work, spread out over 84 minutes. There are only a handful of available works from Eliane, despite the fact that she has been active for the last 4 decades, and each one is a major event. "Performed (Arp synthesizer) and recorded digitally by Eliane Radigue. Jetsun Mila is inspired by the life of Milarepa, a great yogi and poet of Tibet who lived in the 11th century. The story of his life as told to his closest disciple, Rechungpa, represents one of the most famous works within Tibetan culture. The Mila Kabum, or Namthar, has been translated into several Western languages, including English and French. Eliane Radigue's 84-minute musical evocation of Milarepa's life is in nine sections, with prelude, which correspond to major periods of the life of this famous yogi. The sections flow from one to the other without breaks, one giving birth naturally to the next." "Eliane Radigue works with electronic sounds on tape to create an ambience within which sound seems to move in a continual flow around the listener. Her music has been described as 'infinitely discreet...next to which all other music seems to be tugging at one's sleeve for attention." --Michel Chion" [label info]