Nadia Ratsimandresy in Recital

The magic of the ondes martenot



The energetic and dynamic French ondist, Nadia Ratsimandresy

For the very first time, Melbourne Recital Centre presents a solo recital featuring one of the most distinctive and mysterious instruments of the twentieth century.

You’ve probably heard the ethereal voice of this early electronic instrument in Olivier Messiaen’s symphonic music, in the TV series Thunderbirds, in film scores including Ghostbusters, The Revenant and countless horror and sci-fi movies, in popular recordings of Edith Piaf or on Radiohead’s 2000 album Kid A.

This is a rare opportunity to hear and see this unique instrument in a program of new works performed by the energetic and dynamic French ondist, Nadia Ratsimandresy.

This concert is supported by Institut Français.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Performing Arts Laboratory


Michael Levinas
Froissements d’ailes*

Jacques Charpentier
Suite Karnatique*

Antoine Tisné
Hommage à Messiaen – Monodie VI pour un Espace Sacré*

Konstantine Koukias
Upirus – An Ancient Voice

Alain Louvier

Tristan Murail
La Conquête de l’Antarctique*

Nadia Ratsimandresy
Urban Yawk

*Australian premiere