Michel Redolfi

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Michel Redolfi (b. Dec 8, 1951) is a French electroacoustic composer and experimental musician from Marseille, best known for the 'underwater music' concept. In 1969, he co-founded GMEM (Groupe de musique expérimentale de Marseille) with Marcel Frémiot and Georges Boeuf.

Redolfi moved to the USA in 1973, working as a guest resident at several major computer music research centers: Bregman Digital Music Studio at Dartmouth College (directed by Jon Appleton, one of the inventors of groundbreaking digital synthesizer Synclavier), University of Wisconsin-Madison studios, and California Institute Of The Arts. He collaborated with several prominent composers and musicians in the United States, such as Terry Riley, Jon Hassell, Daniel R. Harris, Steve Shehan, and John Cage. From 1977 to 1984, Michel Redolfi worked at the UC San Diego, where Center For Music Experiment had been funding his pioneering research in a liquid environment music broadcasting, Project WET – Water Electronically Tuned. Some of his albums were inspired by American natural landscapes.

His debut album Immersion / Pacific Tubular Waves (1980) was released in France with a stereoscopic cover and a pair of red-green glasses. The record, which was dedicated to Jon Appleton, included Pacific Tubular Waves (1979), commissioned by INA-GRM, and Redolfi's first underwater piece Immersion (1980). A year later, the composer organized Sonic Waters at San Diego Bay, the first subaqueous concert in history: the music was broadcasted underwater for a large audience floating or submerged in diving suits.

After returning to France, Michel Redolfi served as the director of the Centre International De Recherche Musicale (CIRM) in Nice from 1987 to 1998, simultaneously leading a contemporary music festival MANCA (Musiques Actuelles Nice-Côte d'Azur). Redolfi continued organizing multiple underwater concerts at swimming pools, ocean bays, and lakes around Europe and in the USA with such programs like Nucléus '89 in Antibes and Nice; Crysallis '92 opera, premiered at Grenoble / Echirolles Olympic pool with Japanese soprano Yumi Nara and percussionist Alex Grillo during the '38e Rugissants' new music festival, Virtual Lagoon '98 at Sydney Festival, and La Citta Liquida at the 2006 Venice Biennale. He wrote music for various choreographers, produced sound design for Luc Besson's Le Grand Bleu film and several animations by William Latham.
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Albums

3 D 833.12, 3D. 833.12 Michel Redolfi - Immersion / Pacific Tubular Waves album art Redolfi* Immersion / Pacific Tubular Waves (Album) INA-GRM, INA-GRM 3 D 833.12, 3D. 833.12 France 1980 Sell This Version
2002 Michel Redolfi - Sonic Waters (Underwater Music · Musique Subaquatique) album art Michel Redolfi Sonic Waters (Underwater Music · Musique Subaquatique)(2xLP, Album) hat ART 2002 Switzerland 1984 Sell This Version
INA C 1005 Michel Redolfi - Desert Tracks album art Michel Redolfi Desert Tracks (Album) INA-GRM INA C 1005 France 1988 Sell This Version
hat ART CD 6026 Michel Redolfi - Sonic Waters #2 (Underwater Music) 1983 - 1989 album art Michel Redolfi Sonic Waters #2 (Underwater Music) 1983 - 1989 (Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6026 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
CIRM 9104 Michel Redolfi - Nausicaā: Bande Originale De L'Exposition album art Michel Redolfi, Luc Martinez, Michel Pascal Michel Redolfi, Luc Martinez, Michel Pascal - Nausicaā: Bande Originale De L'Exposition(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo) CIRM CIRM 9104 France 1991 Sell This Version
INA C 2005 Michel Redolfi - Appel D'Air album art Redolfi* Appel D'Air(CD) INA-GRM INA C 2005 France 1993 Sell This Version
121 522, LL 1102 Michel Redolfi - Jungles album art Michel Redolfi Jungles (Album) Disques Adès 121 522, LL 1102 France 1997 Sell This Version
CC975 Michel Redolfi - Crysallis (Underwater Music) album art Michel Redolfi Crysallis (Underwater Music)(CD) Inner Ear (4), CIRM CC975 France 1997 Sell This Version
CEZ 4022 Michel Redolfi - Underwater Music album art Michel Redolfi Underwater Music(CD, Album) Cezame CEZ 4022 France 2002 Sell This Version
SIG 11025 Michel Redolfi - Vox In Vitro : Opéra Noir album art Michel Redolfi Vox In Vitro : Opéra Noir(CD, Album) Signature (9) SIG 11025 France 2004 Sell This Version
AUD6004 Michel Redolfi - Nausicaā - Musique Originale album art Michel Redolfi Nausicaā - Musique Originale(CD) Audionaute AUD6004 France 2004 Sell This Version
INAG 6031 Michel Redolfi - Sons-Frissons album art Michel Redolfi Sons-Frissons(CD, Album) INA-GRM INAG 6031 France 2012 Sell This Version
SIG 11075 Michel Redolfi - Music On Mars album art Michel Redolfi Music On Mars(CD) Signature (9) SIG 11075 France 2014 Sell This Version
CDA 02 Michel Redolfi - Hardscore album art Michel Redolfi / André Jaume Michel Redolfi / André Jaume - Hardscore(LP) Côte D'Azur CDA 02 France Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

38R 001 Michel Redolfi - Crysallis (Un Opéra Subaquatique = An Underwater Opera) album art Michel Redolfi Crysallis (Un Opéra Subaquatique = An Underwater Opera)(CD, Mini) Ultrason 38R 001 France 1992 Sell This Version

Compilations

mm303 Michel Redolfi - Detours album art Michel Redolfi Detours (Comp) Mirage Musical mm303 France 1995 Sell This Version
AD032016 Michel Redolfi - The Exoplanets / Sci-Fi Memories album art Michel Redolfi The Exoplanets / Sci-Fi Memories(2xCDr, Album, Comp) Audionaute, Cezame Music Agency AD032016 France 2016 Sell This Version