Happy New Ear
Dedalus Ensemble plays Radigue and Eno
For the musical start of the year Happy New Ear in HELLERAU, Ensemble Dedalus presents Brian Eno and Eliane Radigue, two of the most important pioneers of electronic music, in a rarely heard instrumentation for chamber orchestra.
Organized as a collective, Dedalus Ensemble was founded in 1996 by Didier Aschour and is one of the most internationally sought-after ensembles for contemporary and minimalist music, based in Toulouse. The ensemble and its projects are closely associated with GMEA – Centre National de Création Musicale d’Albi-Tarn.
Éliane Radigue’s music is a hypnotic experience of space and time, simultaneously monumental and infinitely discreet. Since her first compositions in the late 1960s, the composer has developed a unique style; as a pioneer of electronic music, she worked exclusively with this medium until 2000, when she began to experiment with acoustic sounds and instruments. Brian Eno began his career in 1971 as a co-founder of Roxy Music, worked as a musician and producer with David Bowie, Robert Fripp, Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel or Paul Simon, among others. With his release Ambient 1: Music for Airports (1978), he christened the music style Ambient and has shaped it until today. In 2023 he received the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale for his life’s work.
Didier Aschour: Guitar and artistic direction
Amélie Berson: Flute
Cyprien Busolini: Viola
Eric Chalan: Double bass
Denis Chouillet: Piano
Stéphane Garin: Vibraphone
Alexandra Grimal: Saxophone
Thierry Madiot: Trombone
Pierre-Stéphane Meugé: Saxophone
Silvia Tarozzi: Violin
Fabrice Villard: Clarinet
Deborah Walker: Cello
Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses.
A project from Ensemble Dedalus and GMEA (Centre national de création musicale d’Albi-Tarn).