Over the years, Michel Redolfi has revealed our astounding auditory capacities in the water as the pioneer of underwater concerts, where music is electronically broadcast under the surface of the sea or pools to be enjoyed by floating listeners ...

Born in Marseille in 1951, Michel Redolfi developed his sound creations in the United States where, at of the age of 21, he was guest resident at several major studios. In the mid 70’s he settled in San Diego, where the Center for Music Experiment (CME) at the University of California funded his research in the field of broadcasting music in a liquid environment, a field he would entitle, “Underwater Music”. In 1981, he presented "Sonic Waters in the Pacific", the first concert in history where music was broadcast underwater for a large audience floating or submerged in diving suits. The immediate recognition of this new form of listening led to other projects in the US, Europe and Australia. Depending on the sites, Olympic pools, bays or lakes were chosen for their acoustic and environmental qualities. Otherwise, using other media, Michel Redolfi explores situations in which sound has a playful relationship with the listener. He has conceived permanent sound design for French parks and museums (Parc de La Villette, Nausicaa Sealife Center, the Maeght Foundation, Marineland, and Disneyland, Paris). He also composed numerous electro-acoustic works for “speakers-orchestra” (Radio France auditorium, Amsterdam planetarium, World Expo in Sevilla, etc.). Among several American musicians who inspired him and joined him in concert and in the studio : Terry Riley, Jon Hassell, Steve Shehan, Dan Harris, John Cage. Michel Redolfi was the director of the International Music Research Center (CIRM) in Nice from 1987 to 1998, as well as the head of the MANCA Contemporary Music Festival in the same city. In 2003, he founded Audionaute an independent production studio and a publishing label focused on underwater music and related innovative systems. Audionaute was commissioned in 2007 to create the sound design of the Nice tramway system that immerses the passengers aboard in a futuristic smoothing musical environment. His main works have been released on CD’s : In France (GRM, Radio France, Cezame) and on the swiss collection Hat-Hut Records. In the US, alternative labels such as Asphodel and Silent Records released selected tracks in ambient compilations. The iTunes Store will be carrying his “musique concrete” titles for the fall 2009. Michel Redolfi was awarded the prestigious Ars Electronica Prize in 1996. In 2006, he was nominated for the Music Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, where he performed one of his major underwater concerts « La Citta Liquida». In 2008, Walt Disney Pictures commissioned him for two underwater music concerts in Monte Carlo (sea and pool) to launch the European press premiere of “The Little Mermaid 3”.

> 22-25 June 2015 : Sunny Side of the Doc - La Rochelle (France)
(R&D Exclusives : Sunfony Sound Lounger)
The Sunfony sound seat carries the user like a wave, offering an innovative sensory listening experience.
 The musical vibration, spread across its fluid design, invite and immersion into the heart of sound.

 Created by composer Michel REDOLFI and designer Christophe Harbonnier, the Sunfony will be pitched Monday, June 22 at 2:30pm in Agora and later on the Cezame Music Agency Booth (#C1).


Álbum Título Alt. Duración compo/artista Descripción Palabras claves Key BPM
CEZ4221 Galactica
[CEZ4221 - 1]
0 4'07 Redolfi, Michel Mysterious & abyssal. Cluster of voices. Cosmic music. espacio, ciencia ficción, atmosférica, coro mixto, choir synth [...] Gm 65
CEZ4058 Lost Vessel
[CEZ4058 - 28]
0 1'39 Redolfi, Michel Tranquil but unuasy. Low heavy shimmer with floating flutes. desastre natural, fondo marino, sofocada, en suspenso, música electroacústica [...] Db 99
CEZ4022 Sea Dwellers
[CEZ4022 - 1]
0 2'10 Redolfi, Michel The "chant" of the whales. Bewitching. Synth pads. Choir & timpani @ 0'33. fondo marino, mágico, fx canto de ballenas , programación, timbal [...] Em 68
CEZ4022 Silver Waves
[CEZ4022 - 2]
0 1'22 Redolfi, Michel Enchanting & circling. Waves fx. Electronics. inestable, ondulante, fondo marino, fluido, abismal [...] Am 111
CEZ4022 Misty Horizon
[CEZ4022 - 3]
0 1'42 Redolfi, Michel Airy & panoramic. Suspended atmosphere. Electronics. programación, instrumental Bbm 111
CEZ4022 Blue Horizon
[CEZ4022 - 4]
0 1'54 Redolfi, Michel Panoramic, majestic & luminous. Electronics. mágico, en suspenso, fantasía, fondo marino, majestuoso [...] Bbm 68
CEZ4022 Albatross
[CEZ4022 - 5]
0 2'14 Redolfi, Michel Airy & quiet. Flute with echo fx & drone. espacio, ondulante, vibrante, aérea, mágico [...] Db 112
CEZ4022 Ocean
[CEZ4022 - 6]
0 1'54 Redolfi, Michel Inspired, airy & majestic. Panoramic. Voices & electro-acoustic. atmosférica, drone, espacio, mágico, ondulante [...] Bbm 76
CEZ4022 First Immersion
[CEZ4022 - 7]
0 1'20 Redolfi, Michel Quiet & mysterious. Water & waves sound fx. fx agua , fx mar , abismal, litoral, programación [...] Abm 67
CEZ4022 Carousel Of Bubbles
[CEZ4022 - 8]
0 1'17 Redolfi, Michel Peaceful & positive. Bubble fx. Electro-acoustic. húmeda, burbujeante, fondo marino, vibrante, ascendente [...] Ebm 78
CEZ4022 Deep - Sea Diver
[CEZ4022 - 9]
0 3'16 Redolfi, Michel Contemplative & weird. Mystery of the deep. Electro-acoustic. fondo marino, hipnótico, abismal, atmosférica, mágico [...] Dm 76
CEZ4022 Magic Land
[CEZ4022 - 10]
0 1'10 Redolfi, Michel Oniric & enchanting. Circling sound design. Electronics & harp. mágico, ondulante, fluido, luminoso, apacible [...] Gb 72
CEZ4022 Gate Of Mystery
[CEZ4022 - 11]
0 1'17 Redolfi, Michel Deep & mysterious. Dark drone & fx. Electro-acoustic. ciencia ficción, espacio, sofocada, abismal, terror [...] Dm 65
CEZ4022 Sea Ballet
[CEZ4022 - 12]
0 1'38 Redolfi, Michel Dreamlike & surreal. Flute with echo fx & electro sounds. ondulante, aérea, agudo, en suspenso, fantasía [...] Gm 62
CEZ4022 Starfish
[CEZ4022 - 13]
0 1'28 Redolfi, Michel Like a Siren's song. Dreamlike & mysterious. Voice @ 0'52 & electro fx. mágico, orgánica - acústica, atmosférica, desolado, en suspenso [...] Eb 136
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