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Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Ephemere I & II
Format: CD
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Presented here for the first time, �?phémère I & II (for tape, or to be played with various instruments) are two previously unpublished masterpieces which represent for several reasons a very specific moment in the creative life and catalogue of Luc Ferrari. Even if Luc Ferraris 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 performers intervention (a perspective he decided not to develop in future researches). Exercises dImprovisation, 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. �?phémère I (or Lordinateur ça sert à quoin? i.e. Whats 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. �?phémère II (or Lyon 75 after the only recorded realization) is a 51 minute tape piece with guitar improvisation. The electronic repetitive structure reminds 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 lead 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. First press limited to 500 copies in tri-folded digipack sleeve. Please note: these 2 previously unpublished pieces revealing a hidden part of Luc Ferrari poetics are not included in the INA 10CD boxset.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." -Alga Marghen

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Labyrinthe de Violence/Dance
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $32.00
"One-sided release. Dance was part of a sound/visual installation called Labyrinthe De Violence. Previously unpublished, this radical experimental work has now been released on LP record in collaboration with the New Media Dept of Centre Pompidou (National Museum of Modern Art) in Paris for Oeuvres sonores 2, a 2-day-event organized by Emanuele Carcano at Beaubourg on April 5th & 6th, 2009. Labyrinthe De Violence was an installation for tape sounds and 2 slide projectors conceived in 1975 by Luc Ferrari. The installation was a visual and sound metaphor of violence within contemporary civilized society. Four different rooms with a central space created the spatial context of this work. The specific environmental sonority (1. Violence; 2. Pollution; 3. Profit; 4. Mechanism / Paysage / Danse) created for each of the four rooms naturally superposed themselves in the central space. Dance was one of those sonorities, minimally constructed using 2 different sounds: a very low electronic drone deeply resonating for the whole duration with, in the end, the accumulation of deconstructed sequences played by Luc Ferrari on an electric organ. Documenting one of Luc Ferraris most beautiful and mysterious sonic works, this LP edition will be the first in a series of Alga Marghen projects presenting a still undiscovered side of the poetical universe of this fundamental composer. This 1-sided LP, issued in an edition limited to 500 copies only." -Alga Marghen

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Exercices DImprovisation
Format: LP
Label: Planam
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Luc Ferrari conceived this work in 1977 as a sequence of seven individually or collectively improvised exercises for tape and any instrument or group of instruments. Never performed before, Exercices dimprovisation have been released by the GOL collective and issued now on LP by PLANAM. The seven exercises follow each others in a suite of growing intensity where GOL acoustic and electric instruments react to Luc Ferraris tape, lively re-interpreted by Brunhild Ferrari: from a more meditative form, the music turns into free mental spiraling sections to finally culminate in a live musique concrete drama. The tracks were recorded at Ferraris Atelier Post-billig on April 12th and 13th, 2010, a few days before the world premiere performance at La Maison Rouge in Paris. Exercices dimprovisation on one hand presents a new perspective on Ferraris music and on the other pays a panorama-like tribute to his rich and eclectic corpus; somewhere between Tête et Queue du Dragon and Tautologos with a touch of Danses Organiques. GOL was formed in 1988 in Paris by Jean-Marcel Busson, Frédéric Rebotier, Ravi Sharda and Samon Takahashi. On this record GOL play flutes, electric guitar, bass guitar, melodica, janotron, ocarina, nagara, electric guembri, vocoder and message box. This LP is the forth in the gollaboration series after records by GOL with Dumitrescu/Avram, with Charlemagne Palestine and with Charles Hayward of This Heat fame. The front sleeve shows a four colour wild collage by the French artist, film-maker and Ferraris collaborator Jacques Brissot based on photo sessions done by Myriam Tirler, who also shot the back cover and inner sleeve images presenting GOL members and Brunhild Ferrari in Kagel-Exotica-like appearances. The edition limited to 350 copies also includes an insert with the complete score by Luc Ferrari. Please note: this previously unpublished work revealing a hidden part of Luc Ferrari poetics is not included in the INA 10CD boxset. Only available on this LP edition." - Planam.

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Exercices Dimprovisation
Format: LP
Label: Planam
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"2010 release. Luc Ferrari conceived this work in 1977 as a sequence of seven individually or collectively improvised exercises for tape and any instrument or group of instruments. Never performed before, Exercices dimprovisation have been released by the GOL collective and issued on LP by Planam. The seven exercises follow each other in a suite of growing intensity where GOLs acoustic and electric instruments react to Luc Ferraris tape, lively re-interpreted by Brunhild Ferrari: from a more meditative form, the music turns into free mental spiraling sections to finally culminate in a live musique concrète drama. The tracks were recorded at Ferraris Atelier Post-Billig on April 12th and 13th, 2010, a few days before the world premiere performance at La Maison Rouge in Paris. Exercices dimprovisation on one hand presents a new perspective on Ferraris music and on the other pays a panorama-like tribute to his rich and eclectic corpus; somewhere between "Tête et Queue du Dragon" and "Tautologos" with a touch of "Danses Organiques." GOL was formed in 1988 in Paris by Jean-Marcel Busson, Frédéric Rebotier, Ravi Sharda and Samon Takahashi. On this record GOL play flutes, electric guitar, bass guitar, melodica, janotron, ocarina, nagara, electric guembri, vocoder and message box. This LP is the fourth in the "Gollaboration" series, after records by GOL with Dumitrescu/Avram, with Charlemagne Palestine and with Charles Hayward of This Heat fame. The front sleeve shows a four-color wild collage by the French artist, film-maker and Ferraris collaborator Jacques Brissot, based on photo sessions done by Myriam Tirler, who also shot the back cover and inner sleeve images presenting GOL members and Brunhild Ferrari in Kagel-Exotica-like appearances. Includes an insert with the complete score by Luc Ferrari. Please note: this previously-unpublished work revealing a hidden part of Luc Ferraris poetics is not included in the INA 10CD box set. Only available on this LP edition." - Planam.

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Heterozygote/Petite Symphonie...
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
"In the field of biology Heterozygous (Hétérozygote) means: a plant whose heredity is mixed. It implies that Hétérozygote, composed between December 1963 and March 1964, is an attempt to engineer a language located both on the musical and on the dramatic plane. You could call this music "Anecdotal Music" for if the organization of events is purely musical, their choice suggests situations justified at two levels: the music and the anecdote. Luc Ferrari explains the piece Petite Symphonie Intuitive Pour Un Paysage De Printemps (1973-1974) in 2002: "This electroacoustic music is part of a series that could be called imaginary soundscape. Unlike Presque Rien Ou Le Lever Du Jour Au Bord De La Mer (Almost Nothing Or Daybreak By The Seaside), where the landscape narrates itself, here a traveller discovers a landscape which he tries to convey as a musical landscape. Brunhild and I were in the Gorges du Tarn area. We chose to take a small path that was going up a rocky mountain for about ten kilometres. After a last turn, a totally unexpected landscape opened before my eyes. It was sunset. Before us, a vast plateau spread open with soft curves up to the horizon, up to the sun. The colours ranged from dry grass yellow to purple, in the distance, with the darkness of a few small groves punctuating the space. The almost bare nature was presenting itself to the eye, free from any obstacle. We could see everything. Later, when I recollected this place and the sensations I had experienced there, I tried to compose a music that could revive this memory. The Causse Méjean is a high plateau, about 1000 m high, in the Massif Central mountain range. It is dotted by scattered farms. A few people bring their flocks of sheep home. I thought about evoking this solitary and hazy human presence by including snippets of conversations I had had with some of the shepherds. Human language is woven into the musical texture; the sound of the voice says more than its actually meaning. Once, a shepherd told me ... I am never bored. I listen to the landscape. Sometimes I play my flute and then I listen to the echo responding... Thinking of him, I used the flute and its echo in my music." - Recollection GRM.

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Presque Rien
Format: Double LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $31.00
"Recollection GRM presents four musique concrète masterpieces by French electro-acoustic innovator Luc Ferrari -- all of the Presque Riens collected together in one vinyl set for the first time. Presque rien n°1, le lever du jour au bord de la mer (1967-1970): "Following the complete disappearance of abstract sounds, we can regard this piece as a sonic snapshot and the culmination of an evolution. This is a realistic rendering (as faithful as possible) of a fishing village waking up. The first idea of minimalism." Presque rien n°2, ainsi continue la nuit dans ma tête multiple (1977): "Description of a landscape at night that a soundman attempts to define through microphones, but the night surprises the hunter and creeps inside his head. It then becomes a double description: the inner landscape transforms the outer night and by composing it, adds its own reality (a fantasy of reality) or, perhaps, a psychoanalysis of his nightscape..." Presque rien avec filles (1989): "Within paradoxical landscapes, a photographer/composer is hidden while girls are having a sort of picnic on the grass. Without being aware of it, they offer him the spectacle of their intimacy." Presque rien n°4, la remontée du village (1990-1998): "I always hesitated before releasing Presque rien. For instance, it took two years for the first one to come out and things went on this way. The fourth one took nine years of hesitating. But here it is. Perhaps because this is a real presque rien fake where reality and lies mix. This is the ascent into the old town of Ventimiglia." -Luc Ferrari; Produced by Peter Rehberg. Layout: Stephen OMalley. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, October 2012.
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Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Archives Genetiquement Modifiees/Societe II
Format: CD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2008 release. "Two historic compositions by the late, great Luc Ferrari on CD for the first time. The program opens with Archives Génétiquement Modifiées ("Genetically Modified Archives"), a work for "memorized sounds" from 2000. This composition (subtitled "Exploitation des Concepts No. 3") was the third in a series of later pieces in which Ferrari revisited aspects of his early concepts and compositional strategies to create wholly new works. The result here is a very bizarre, sensual, and beautifully paced electroacoustic work of aural memories and (re)collections created sounds from Ferraris vast archive of musical activities. After a short intermission, the program continues with a true highlight of Ferraris early instrumental work titled Société II from 1967. Subtitled "Et Si Le Piano Était Un Corps De Femme" ("And If The Piano Were the Body of a Woman") (for four soloists and 16 instruments), this composition appeared opposite Presque Rien on the legendary 1970 Deutsche Grammophon LP. Société II may be viewed as an erotically charged piece of musical theater in which the soloists compete for the attention of a woman (the piano). This concerto, with its gestures and a fantastic kaleidoscope of styles and color, shows the extravagant qualities of the piano in its "harmony, imagination, and brutality." Packaged in a full-color digipak with a 20-page bilingual (French/English) booklet featuring Ferraris early artwork, notations, and program notes, along with an extensive commentary by Jim ORourke and Jay Sanders. Remastered sound with audio restoration by fellow INA-GRM alumnus Jean Schwarz. A wonderful glimpse into the world of one of the most legendary, unique, and inspiring musical figures of the 20th century." -Robot

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Presque Rien Avec Luc Ferrari
Format: DVD
Label: Robot
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
2008 release. "The first DVD release on Elica is a beautiful 50-minute portrait of composer Luc Ferrari made by his friend Jacqueline Caux with Olivier Pascal, which is at the same time fully informative and acutely representative of Ferraris spirit. Features Elise Caron and Luc Ferrari going through archive documentation, intriguing dialogues, invented autobiographies, music performances, evocative installations, sidewalk accidents, encounters with sound artist Christof Schläger and musician eRikm, and more. Documenting the work of one of the most groundbreaking and seductive composers of the 20th century, this film also shows Luc Ferraris "extremely libertarian personality: his spontaneity, his inclination towards hedonism and sensuality, his curious and open character, his rejection of all kind of power and of all stable position within institutions, his pronounced taste for jeux, his sense of self-derision and his ferocious refusal of all dogmatism." Jacqueline Caux is a writer, film-maker, and organizer of live events. She is the author of the essential Luc Ferrari interview book Almost Nothing with Luc Ferrari (2002), as well as books on Anna Halprin and Louise Bourgeois and several experimental films and remarkable documentaries, including the highly acclaimed Cycles of the Mental Machine (2006) on Detroit techno, Tales from the Torn Symphony (2010) on the performance of Ferraris Symphonie dechirée, and Man from Tomorrow (2014) on Jeff Mills. Olivier Pascal has collaborated with, among others, director Claude Duty. Original French version with English subtitles; NTSC region-free DVD in large format digipak cover with notes in French and English by Jacqueline Caux." - Robot.

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Didascalies 2
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Vinyl-only release. Performers: Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven (piano); Claude Berset (piano); Vincent Royer (viola). Sub Rosa presents the first release after their Luc Ferrari trilogy. Didascalies 2 is not to be confused with 2007s Didascalies (SR 261CD) -- this is another composition entirely, never published before. "The other day I found a file from 1993, a score for two pianos entitled Revenir à la Note de Départ (trans. Getting Back To The Initial Note). So I decided to turn it into a new composition without changing a single note in it -- it contained very little notes actually, which suited me just fine. So I called it Didascalies 2, in memory of what I had done the previous year: a piece for piano and viola entitled Didascalies Tout Court. That piece was played on two notes, one for the piano and the same one for the viola. It had an obsessive feel. Very, very obsessive!" --Luc Ferrari Upon his last visit to La Chaux-de-Fonds in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the composer specifically asked for Didascalies 2 to be performed by La Chaux-de-Fonds pianist Claude Berset and Brussels pianist Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven. The performers developed an event around the world premiere of this release -- the last work by Luc Ferrari not yet played in front of an audience. Didascalies 2 was premiered on October 25, 2008 as part of an anti-tribute to Luc Ferrari in La Chaux-de-Fonds in a version for two pianos and viola. Luc stipulated that toward the end of the piece "an instrument comes in (I dont know which one yet). This instrument should be very powerful and be able to sustain a very loud note (I dont know which one yet)." The musicians chose the viola." -Sub Rosa

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Programme Commun
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Sub Rosa presents two substantial pieces from electro-acoustic musique concrete innovator Luc Ferrari: "Programme commun pour clavecin et bande magnetique" (1972), performed by Elisabeth Chojnacka, and another previously-unreleased piece that he held dear: "Les emois dAphrodite" (1986/1998), performed by San Franciscos MC Band under his direction. "Programme commun...: Although cheerful, this piece of music asks a serious question: can one separate ones political and artistic concerns, either directly, as a film can allow, or indirectly, as in this music? Mostly though, this music is my way of commemorating the signing, in 1972, of the Programme Commun. Les Emois dAphrodite: From the 1986 version I have retained the character of this piece, a kind of disjointed rock that periodically pops up as Aphrodites dance. I have added harmonic manipulations, or a progression toward disjointed harmony, which is what I currently look for (I have not said which is my current aesthetics). Finally, the introduction of samplers makes it possible to convey the liveliness of time to disjoint tones." -Luc Ferrari

Artist: FERRARI, LUC
Title: Tinguely 1967
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Unreleased material by Luc Ferrari, released here on Sub Rosas Early Electronic series. Two tracks from the forthcoming three-CD box set devoted to Luc Ferraris film music. Not only does the collection reveal a little-known chunk of Ferraris oeuvre as a composer for the screen, 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. Tinguely (1967) is a musique concrète piece for a television program by C. Caspari. From recordings made by the composer in 1966 at an exhibition of Jean Tinguelys work. Once the 110V Liliput engine is turned on, the sculptures start moving instantly in unpredictable ways, as if they had suddenly become frantic. They move in disorganized and excited ways; each action brings them on the verge of self-destruction. Tinguelys "Balubas" illustrate how ephemeral and intangible art and life are. The "Balubas" carry joy and despair, fascination and disillusionment. Dernier Matin dEdgar-Allan Poe (1964) is a musique concrete piece for a short 33mm black-and-white film by Jean Barral." - Sub Rosa.

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