Volume 1: Chansons Pour Le Corps / Et Si Tout Entière Maintenant...
Label: Mode Records
Released in: USA
"With recent releases on John Zorn's Tzadik label among others, Luc Ferrari is enjoying a well deserved renaissance. After studies with Messiaen and formative visits to Darmstadt in the '50s, Ferrari born Paris, 1929 , with Pierre Schaeffer, was one of the co-founders of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales in 1959. In the sixties he worked with the Ensemble Instrumental de Musique Contemporaine de Paris and made the first French television documentaries on new music, between 1964-69, he taught in Cologne, Stockholm and Amiens. His pioneering electroacoustic music has evolved through installations to sound art and eventually to the hörspiel radio play , making him one of the most unique and creative voices in music. This CD marks the first release in a series of Luc Ferrari's music on Mode Records.
The works on this disc show a combination of his musique concréte and instrumental styles. The point of departure for Chansons pour le corps was a series of spontaneous interviews with women on the subject of the female form, which Ferrari recorded in the Jardin du Luxembourg. It's a great image, a young woman out for a Sunday afternoon stroll approached by a man wondering if she might allow him to record her talking about various intimate parts of her body! The interviewees were invited to speak about their eyes, hands, breasts and sex, and those who accepted did so with extraordinary candor. Novelist and radio presenter Colette Fellous was then asked to write texts based on the tapes. These were set for soprano and ensemble and interspersed with extracts from the original interviews. Ferrari states:
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Label: Mode Records
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Originally released in 1999, remastered in 2007.
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1. Chanson 1 "Les Yeux"
Interlude d'instruments 9:53
2. Chanson 2 "Les Mains"
Développement d'instruments 5:31
3. Chanson 3 "Les Seins" 3:19
4. Chanson 4 "Le Sexe"
Interlude d'instruments 12:40
5. Interruption d'instruments
Chanson 5 "Chantons dans les silence" 9:40