This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.Learn more

Soundohm

LUC_FERRARI_ephemere_1
LUC_FERRARI_ephemere_2

Luc Ferrari

Ephemere I & II

Label: Alga Marghen

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

In stock

€15.90
+
-

Alga Marghen presents Éphémère I & II (for tape, or to be played with various instruments) -- two previously-unpublished masterpieces which represent for several reasons a very specific moment in the creative life and catalog of Luc Ferrari. Even if Ferrari's perfect skill in creating some of the most beautiful sonic works ever is now well known to the large audience appreciating his music, the undetermined character marking the two works presented here is quite surprising. Luc Ferrari was tempted in the mid-1970s by the idea of leaving the final realization of these pieces open to the performer's intervention (a perspective he decided not to develop in future researches). "Exercises d'Improvisation," a score conceived in 1977 and unreleased for almost 35 years (first recorded this year by the GOL collective with Brunhild Meyer-Ferrari for an LP to be issued on PLANAM), directly comes from the two works presented here. Éphémère I' (or "L'ordinateur ça sert à quoin?" i.e. "What's the use of computers") is a 27-minute piece for tape only, created in 1974, conceived as a kind of electronic drone superimposed by fragments of multi-language whispered voices that creates the thrilling effect of a sea-like continuum. "Éphémère II" (or "Lyon 75" after the only recorded realization) is a 51-minute tape piece with guitar improvisation. The electronic repetitive structure reminds of some of the most radical works of American composer Terry Riley, while the guitar sounds, first resulting as live manipulated pointillistic impulses, develop into a blues sonority, superimposing the tape drone and creating a heavy psychedelic atmosphere of the most sublime kind. The end of this long suite leads us back into more abstract and live electronic sonorities. This very intense work can be placed in a context between scored music and totally improvised music. Housed in a tri-folded digipack sleeve. Please note: these two previously-unpublished pieces revealing a hidden part of Luc Ferrari poetics are not included in the INA 10CD boxset. Only available on this CD edition.

Details
Cat. number: plana-F 33NMN.081
Year: 2010

Related products

Vernal Equinox (LP)
LP | €21.90
Quiet Water (LP)
LP | €18.90
Salaam Alekum, Bastard (2LP)
LP x 2 | €34.00
Aerial 1 (2LP)
LP | €36.00
Shutting Down Here (LP)
LP | €18.90
Swamps/Things (2LP)
LPx2 | €28.90
Ghostly Agents (2LP)
2LP | €35.00
Migrations (12")
12" | €18.90
Echos+ (Lp)
LP | €26.90
Aix (LP)
LP | €18.90
Related Ephemera (LP)
LP | €17.90
Plein Soleil (LP)
LP | €24.90
Mayu 繭 (2LP)
LP x 2 | €28.90

More by Luc Ferrari

Photophonie (LP)
LP | €21.90
Contes Sentimentaux
4xCD Box | €48.00
Visitation
Vinyl LP | €18.90
Labyrinthe de violence / DANSE
Vinyl LP | €18.90
Presque Rien (2lp)
Vinyl LPx2 | €19.90
Programme Commun
Vinyl LP | €14.50

More from Alga Marghen

The Wolfman
CD | €15.90
The Plain Truth
CD | €15.90
String Quartet
CD | €10.00
Abacus Incognito (Lp)
LP | €19.90
Solo 1975-1980
LP | €21.00
Look'n for Ya (1973-75)
LP | €21.00
Antibarbarus
LPx2 | €29.90
Tlalaatala
LP+Book | €80.00
In Terram Utopicam
CD | €15.90
Cello Anthology
4XCD BOX + book | €95.00
In Terram Utopicam
LP | €18.90
Wild Protest
LP | €21.00
PoorManMusic (Art Edition)
LP box (artist multiple) | €560.00
Porn Art Movement (Lp)
LP | €21.90