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Luc Ferrari - Photophonie Bandes Magnetiques Inedites 1973 - 1992
Luc Ferrari
Photophonie Bandes Magnetiques Inedites 1973 - 1992
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Transversales Disques)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Classical Music
Preorder 27.09.2019
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Luc Ferrari's birth Transversales Disques is very glad to announce the release of Photophonie, unpublished archives, spanning 1973-1992, revelatory collection of commercial, commission and secret music by electroacoustic music pioneer Luc Ferrari.
« Photophonie » (1989) / Music for the photographic exhibition of Alain Willaume.
« Il était une fois » (1973) / Commissioned by the G.M.E.B.
« Trans-Voices » (1992) / Curated by the American Center, Paris.
« Leica » - (1977) / Advertising for the Leica camera.
Affiliated with French Radio’s Groupe de Musique Concrète, co-founder of the GRM with Pierre Schaeffer in 1958, Luc Ferrari (1929-2005), major figure of musique concrète and electroacoustic music, broke away to pave his own path of individualistic expressions of minimalist music, musical theater, field recordings, orchestral music and soundtracks…
Luc Ferrari - Music Promenade / Unheimlich Schön
Luc Ferrari - L'escalier Des Aveugles
Luc Ferrari
L'escalier Des Aveugles
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Mana)
24,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
L’Escalier des Aveugles, or The Stairway of the Blind, was commissioned in November 1990 by Spanish National Radio (Radio Nacional de España). Asked for a piece to premiere as part of the European Day of Music, Luc Ferrari returned with a radiophonic concept that organised his anecdotal music into montage form, sequencing short, elusive narratives in a successive way.

The completed composition is formed of thirteen chapters containing a mixture of environmental and synthesised sound, commentary, chatter, and encounters with people and places. Each focuses on a small event within this playbook, and Ferrari notes that each “in addition to being a realistic photograph, will be the subject of a ‘setting to music’: fragments of voice and atmosphere will be sampled and will produce musical matter or a ‘song’.”

The sonic language of Madrid forms the setting to which Ferrari lays out the persistent theme of the piece, that of the composer being guided throughout the city by a young woman. Using a game-like structure (liners for this edition include Ferrari’s “Regles de Jeu”, or “Rules of the Game” which act as a script or score to the piece) the motivation is posed: imagine that one day you are told “I know a place in Madrid that sounds amazing (or bizarre)”, to which you reply “Let’s go to it together.” The recordings toy with the relationships between guide and tourist, translator, director and actress, and masculine and feminine that emerge as Ferrari and the actresses follow this action, documenting the shared experience and connections they make as they visit these places.

Six actresses guide Ferrari (and the listener) through locations simultaneously ordinary and sonically rich: the metro; the El Corte Inglés department store where we hear the gossip from changing rooms set against music emanating from the PA; vagabonds declaiming their political stance in the Conde de Barajas plaza; interactions buying apples in a market; the reverberant and spacious halls of the Prado Museum where one actress gives a moving description of her favourite painting - Goya’s The 3rd of May 1808.

Ferrari replies in French to their comments in Spanish, and there are several self-referential plots, devices, and word games that flirt with the poetics and rhythm of language and sound. A recital of Lorca’s poem "La Casada Infiel" in “Hommage À Lorca” in amongst the location recordings feels striking, and the call and response of “La Nouvelle de L’Escalier”, where one of the actresses descends the staircase of the blind - a long stone stairway in Madrid proposed to Ferrari as an interesting location to visit during the trip by producer José Iges. She replies to Ferrari’s vocal enunciation of the place (and title) in French - L’Escalier des Aveugles - with the place-name in Spanish: La Escalera de los Ciegos.

Using this repeated title and image of the staircase of the blind as a symbolic place, a line is drawn to a situational landscape experienced and diffused through snapshots and allusion rather than holistically overviewed, sound conjuring pictures within the imagination. In the sensorial qualities of Ferrari’s treatment of emotion and language—fortified with electro-acoustic motifs and musical properties—the piece accelerates towards a render that is truthful, beautiful, yet also surreal; somewhere between theatre and reality, a gonzo cinema of the ear.

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Vinyl cut at D&M from original DAT master tape - Cover by Luc Ferrari. Design and layout by Gustavo Eandi - Includes a 12-page accordion-style booklet with documents from Luc Ferrari's archive, notes from the producer José Iges, and an introduction by Andrea Zarza.
Luc Ferrari - Atelier De Liberation De La Musique
Luc Ferrari
Atelier De Liberation De La Musique
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Alga Marghen)
28,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Alga Marghen proudly presents Luc Ferrari's Atelier De Liberation De La Musique, a collective he created together with Martin Davorin Jagodic, Philippe Besombes and Alain Petit in 1975 for a series of performances at the Galliera Museum in Paris. It was in those years that Luc Ferrari investigated open forms and created some of the most experimental and elusive works of his entire catalogue.
Luc Ferrari - Tinguely 1967
Luc Ferrari
Tinguely 1967
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Sub Rosa)
15,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The two tracks presented on this LP Are taken from a TRIPLE-CD box set entirely devoted to Luc Ferrari's film music - a landmark release for many reasons. Not only does it reveal a little-known chunk of his oeuvre as a composer for the screen, but it also sheds light on the ties between cinema and musique concrète, especially during the fruitful period that stretched from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Luc Ferrari - Presque Rien
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