French electronic music composer Éliane Radigue was born in Paris on 24 January 1932.
She studied piano and began to compose, then heard a broadcast of musique concrète by Pierre Schaeffer. She then met him and became his student. Later she worked for another musique concrète pioneer, Pierre Henry.
She developed her own style of music using long tape loops and microphone feedback, then later worked with synthesizers and became influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.
Most recently, in the 21st century, she has begun to create instrumental acoustic works.