**193 unreleased before recordings** Le Paradis Blanc was recorded in 1983, it is also the music of the movie titled Le Paradis Blanc and directed by Etant Donnés the same year. The film and music were part of a three days installation and performance of Etant Donnés in the ELAC (Espace Lyonnais d’Art Contemporain) at the Fifth Symposium of Art Performance in Lyon in 1983 : one day for the construction of the installation, one day with a performance and one day for the destruction. The film on the DVD is an edit made with the movies of the construction and the destruction of the installation. This music like all first works of Etant Donnés was made without any instrument or effect but is the fruit of a long work on a raw sound material coming from nature field recordings and other source like TV, films, radio, streets, factorys, etc.
In 1977, Eric and Marc Hurtado founded Etant Donnés that quickly became essential in the field of experimental films, performance and experimental and industrial music, recording approximately 30 albums and counting numerous collaborations with major artists of the international music scene and cinema : Alan Vega, Genesis P.Orridge, Michael Gira, Lydia Lunch, Philippe Grandrieux, Mark Cunningham, Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka, etc.
Etant Donnés have played on various places like Documenta in Kassel, The Kitchen in New York, Matresss Factory Pittsburgh, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle, Eurokaz in Zagreb, Sonar in Barcelona, Biennale of Lyon, Centre Pompidou, Foundation Cartier, Etrange Festival in Paris, Transmusicales de Rennes, Berlin Atonal, Berlin Prix Europa, Click festival in Denmark etc.
Bleu (1994) by Marc Hurtado is part of permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou and Jajouka, quelque chose de bon vient vers toi (2011) is part of permanent collections of the MoMA of New-York. In 2016, Nicole Brenez organize at the Cinémathèque française a retrospective dedicated to Marc Hurtado and part of an exhibition titled «Cinéma d’avant-garde. After 8 years of absence, the band was back on stage on may 2017 during the Click festival in Denmark and will perform again in september 2017 at The Festival Tower Transmissions in Dresde.