FERRARI, LUC - EPHEMERE I & II (CD)


"Presented here for the first time, "Ephemere I & II" (for tape, or to be played with various instruments) are two previously unpublished masterpieces which represent for several reasons a very specific moment in the creative life and catalogue of Luc Ferrari. In the mid-1970s he was tempted by the idea of leaving the final realization of these pieces open to the performers intervention. "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 on PLANAM), directly comes from the two works presented here. "Ephemere I" is a 27 minutes 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. "Ephemere II" is a 51 minutes 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. 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 Please note: these 2 previously unpublished pieces revealing a hidden part of Luc Ferrari poetics are not included in the INA 10CD boxset.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." (label info)
in stock | ITA| 2010| ALGA MARGHEN | 15.90


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