Elsa Justel

L has been performed in Brussels, Crest, Mons, Montréal and Paris…

I put together a collection of texts related to the epicurean concepts set in poetry by Lucretius in De rerum natura. I did this as an attempt to trace back the origins of the concept of “element.” So, what you will find here is the nature of things presented as an insomniac mix of parallel quotes: from the birth of physics (Michel Serres) to Foucault’s pendulum (Umberto Eco), and number and time (Marie-Louise von Franz), all seasoned with tango, to find the logic of the element (Francis Wolff).

[English translation: François Couture, iii-19]

L was realized in 2003 in the studios of La Muse en circuit (Alfortville, France) and premiered on January 19, 2004, at Péniche Adélaïde (Paris, France). It was commissioned by La muse en circuit. I would like to thank Élise Caron (recorded voice). L won La muse en circuit’s 5th Concours d’art radiophonique (France, 2003).


  • January 19, 2004, Concert, Péniche Adélaïde, Paris (France)


L (Elsa Justel) (2003)
radiophonic work
stereo fixed medium



Date Work Program
October 18, 2019 Elsa Justel, L (2003) One-Hundred and Sixty-Fourth Edition / The Parish News (UK)
November 26, 2019 Elsa Justel, L (2003) Indiedrome / Radio Panik 105.4 (Belgium)
November 27, 2019 Elsa Justel, L (2003) Radio Dijon Campus 92.2 (France)
November 28, 2019 Elsa Justel, L (2003) Radio FMR 89.1 Toulouse (France)
November 28, 2019 Elsa Justel, L (2003) Campus Grenoble 90.8 (France)
November 28, 2019 Elsa Justel, L (2003) Éko des Garrigues 88.5 (France)
November 29, 2019 Elsa Justel, L (2003) Jet FM 91.2 (France)
December 17, 2019 Elsa Justel, L (2003) The Langham Research Centre Show / Resonance 104.4 FM (UK)
July 19, 2020 Elsa Justel, L (2003) Pulsar / CISM (Canada)

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