Frédéric Blondy presents Éliane Radigue: Occam XXV
One of the most notable performances will see French artistic director, composer, pianist and organist Frédéric Blondy perform a work titled Occam XXV by one of the most innovative and influential composers of the last century, Éliane Radigue. Originally commissioned and subsequently performed at and released by Organ Reframed festival in 2018, Occam XXV is the first work by Radigue for solo organ. Part of her broader acoustic series Occam Ocean which explores the composer’s fascinations with “waves”, it is an extended, 45-minute piece. Opening with microtonal subs or “bass pulsations”, it slowly opens up to higher frequencies to extremely hypnotic and transcendent effect. This is truly one of the pinnacles of contemporary minimalism.