jeudi 15 octobre 2009

Luc Ferrari - Héterozygote / J'ai été coupé - Prospective 21eme Siecle

Luc Ferrari trained in music since a very young age and continued his composition and piano studies, until a case of tuberculosis in his youth interrupted his career as a pianist. From then on he mostly concentrated on musical composition. During this illness he had the opportunity to become acquainted with the radio receiver, with pioneers such as Schoenberg, Berg , Webern and others who strengthened him in his resolution to dissociate himself from the instruction of his first conservatoires.
He participated from 1954 to 1958 in the “Internationale Ferienkurse Darmstadt” - international vacation courses, where he had friendly relations with Stockhausen, Nono, Berrio, , . Later and afterwards Pierre Schaeffer still increased his urge to break the dams which force the musical traditions until then. Ferrari could only withdraw himself from dogmas.
Overwhelmed by «Déserts» from Varese , he likewise discovered at the broadcast, he decided immediately in the year 1954 to visit him in New York. He dedicated this trip of several weeks on a freighter to the composition of piano pieces. His attraction to the musique concrète and his collaboration with Pierre Schaeffer from 1957 to 1966 led him to extend the notion of abstract music, to want to tear the membrane between the genresThe first portable tape recorders allowed him to collect outside of the studios the sound for his piece Hétérozygote.


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