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2007 release, complex book (texts in French with a translation into Engish) richly illustrated, containing a precious CD with Luc Ferrari's earlier concrete music pieces, dated 1959.
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.
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 genres the first portable tape recorders allowed him to collect outside of the studios the sound for his piece "J'ai ete coupe".
Contents:Hommage a Luc Ferrari (1929-2005). 'Pour Luc Ferrari' by Alexandre Yterce. 'Und so weiter' by Jacques Lejeune. 'Ma vie' by Brunhild Ferrari. 'Les emois sensuels de Luc Ferrari' by Jacqueline Caux. Around Luc Ferrari with Alexandre Yterce, Brunhild Ferrari, Radosveta Bruzaud, Francois Bayle, Denis Dufour, David Jisse and Christian Zanesi. Texts from Luc Ferrari.
CD with 'Passage pour mimes' (1959), musique concrete, 'J'ai ete coupe' (1960-1969), musique concrete, 'Selbstportrait order peinture de sons ou bien Tonmalerei' (1996-1997), Horspiel.