The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL





  American Express

© 2002-2016, Squidco LLC

Ferrari's 2nd disc for Mode presents 3 works, including one commissioned by Art Zoyd using taped environmental sounds; a work of serialism; and a work using field recordings from the Asian commercial center of Paris.

Ferrari, Luc
Visage 2 / Apres presque rien / Madame de Shanghai

Ferrari, Luc: Visage 2 / Apres presque rien / Madame de Shanghai (Mode)
Label: Mode    
Released in: USA    

"Although not as well known as some of his composer colleagues in France, Luc Ferrari (1929-2005) was a remarkable French composer who distinguished himself with a wide variety of works from traditionally notated compositions for conventional instruments to indeterminate scores, improvisations, experimental tape works, radio pieces, films and multimedia installations. This CD, Mode Records' second disc featuring music by Ferrari, vividly confirms this fact.

• Après presque rien (after almost nothing) is an unusual, moody musical reaction to Ferrari's series of six Presque rien works spanning more than three decades of his career (1967-2001), conceived for tape recorder and displaying Ferrari's concept of "anecdotal" music and love of nature. Après presque rien is a vivid instrumental work interspersed with a broad range of taped environmental sounds. It was a special commission from the avant-garde band Art Zoyd, Musiques Nouvelles and CCMIX.

Visage 2 for two trumpets, trombone, tuba, piano and six percussionists (on this disc) is the second piece in a five-part series of works carrying the same title and spanning the period between 1955 and 1959. While most of the works in this series reflect Ferrari's fascination with serialism, Visage 2 is a physical confrontation of two sexual bodies, telling gestures with notes, rhythms and instruments.

• Madame de Shanghai blends flute sounds with field recordings from the Asian commercial center of Paris (Avenue d'Ivry), including Chinese and Vietnamese voices. At the end of this piece, Ferrari features the voice of Orson Welles, who directed the 1947 film noir The Lady of Shanghai and acted the lover of "The Lady of Shanghai" (Rita Hayworth). Ferrari says "... I can say that this "dramatic comedy" is a bit of a tribute to the film by Orson Welles.""-Mode Records

Related Categories of Interest:

Compositional Forms
Field Recordings
Staff Picks & Recommended Items
Electroacoustic Composition

Search for other titles on the Mode label.

Other Recommended Releases:
Komuna// Warszawa
plays Luc Ferrari Tautologos III
Alebeek, Rinus van
plays Luc Ferrari Cycles des Souvenirs

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Cherry, Neneh & The Thing
Cherry Thing Remixes
(Smalltown Supersound)
Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay
Danse a L'Anvers
(Ambiances Magnetiques)
Doneda / Kocher / Schiller
///Grape Skin
(Another Timbre)
Leandre, Joelle / Phillip Greenlief
That Overt Desire of Object
(Relative Pitch)
Rutherford / Muller / Eisenstadt
The Zone
Julius, Rolf
(Halb) Schwarz
(Edition Rz)
Nono, Luigi
A Carlo Scarpa; A Pierre Dell'Azzurro Silenzio, Inquietum; Guai ai Gelidi Mostri [VINYL]
(Edition Rz)
Feldman, Morton
Piano Three Hands, Intermission 5, Vertical Thoughts 2, Extensions 3, Four Instruments, Intermission 5, Piano Piece 1956 A + B, Intersection 3, Instruments 1
(Edition Rz)
Tudor, David
Music for Piano
(Edition Rz)
Suzuki, Akio
Tubridge 99-00
(Edition Rz)
Ribot, Marc
Silent Movies
(Pi Recordings)
Cage, John
Works for Percussion, Volume 1 (1935-1941)
Price: $14.95

Memorial Day Sale!

Buy 7 new titles, Take 15.00% Off
(checkout price: $12.71)

Buy 6 new titles, Take 14.00% Off
(checkout price: $12.86)

Buy 5 new titles, Take 13.00% Off
(checkout price: $13.01)

Buy 4 new titles, Take 12.00% Off
(checkout price: $13.16)

Buy 3 new titles, Take 11.00% Off
(checkout price: $13.31)

Buy 2 new titles, Take 10.00% Off
(checkout price: $13.45)

In Stock


Shipping Weight: 3.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Product Information:

UPC: 764593022824

Label: Mode
Catalog ID: mode 228
Squidco Product Code: 14557

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
"Visage 2" and "Après Presque Rien r" recorded at l'Auditorium Abel Dubois a Mons, Belgium on April 21st, 2006 by Daniel Leon. "Madame de Shanghai recorded at The Tolbooth Arts CEntre, Stirling, Scotland in August 2006 by Kenny MacLeod.


Musiques Nouvelles

Jean-Paul Dessy-conductor

Art Zoyd-samplers

Luc Sirjacques-trumpet

Dominique Bodart-trumpet

Roel Smedts-trombone

Adrien Lambinet-tuba

Kim Van den Brempt-piano

Louison Renault-percussion

Jean-Micehl Monart-percussion

Salvatore Salamone-percussion

Pierre Quiriny-percussion

Jean-Francois Dossogne-percussion

Simon Drachman-percussion

Oliver Ledomez-percussion

Berten D'Hollander-flute

Blanche Philippe-oboe

Charles Michiels-clarinet

Jean-Michel Charlier-clarinet

Magali Dangreau-saxophone

Roel Smedts-trombone

David Nunez-violin

Antoine Maisonhaute-violin

Dominica Eyckmans-viola

Jean-Pol Zanutel-cello

Pascal Smets-contrabass

Scottish Flute Trio

Ruth Morley-flute

Laura Bailie-flute

Janet Larsson-flute

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search

Track Listing:

1. Visage 2 9:46

2. Après Presque Rien 31:32

3. Madame De Shanghai 15:22

What are other customers searching for?