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Ferreyra, Beatriz: Canto+ [VINYL + DOWNLOAD] (Room40)

GRM alumnus and collaborator with Pierre Schaeffer & Francois Bayle, French electroacoustic, acousmatic and musique concrete composer Beatriz Ferreyra is heard in five works from 40 years of compositions, astonishing pieces of embraceable, radical, strange and inspired sound, including the amazing "Mad Man's Song" and works dedicated to Bayle & Bernard Bashet.

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UPC: 739027482529

Label: Room40
Catalog ID: RM 4136LP
Squidco Product Code: 30478

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Australia
Packaging: LP
Recorded by the artist between 1971 and 2015.


Beatriz Ferreyra-composer, performer

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Artist Biographies:

"Beatriz Ferreyra (born 21 June 1937 in Argentina) studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, Edgardo Cantón (GRM France and RAI Italy in 1963). She worked with the Groupe de recherches musicales (GRM of the Service de la recherche of the ORTF under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer (1963 bis 1970) where she collaborated on the realization of the Solfège de l'objet sonore albums. While there she completed research and ran the interdisciplinary seminars. In 1975, she joined the Collège des Compositeurs der Groupe de Musique Expérimentale de Bourges (G.M.E.B.).

She created the experimental concerts series "Les rendez-vous de la musique concrete"(1998 - 1999) at the Centre d'études et de recherche Pierre Schaeffer. She has performed at many international festivals, electroacoustic conferences and music seminars. As an independent composer, she has received commissions from the government and musical associations (GRM, IMEB, ACIC, etc.) both in France and abroad, for performance at festivals and concerts. She also composes for public celebrations and events, films and ballets. Beatriz Ferreyra has also worked in the area of music therapy and served on numerous juries for international competitions adjudicating experimental music. 2014 the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music - Cime/ICEM grant her the title of Honourable Member."

-Berlin Festspiele (

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track listing:


1. Canto del loco (Mad Man's Song) 12:27

2. Pas de 3 ... ou plus ("Pas de 3 .... or more) 8:52


1. Jingle Bayle's 4:30

2. Etude aux sons flegmatiques (Essay With Phlegmatic Sons) 10:49

3. Au revoir l'Ami 4:08
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"I'm not really sure when I first heard Beatriz Ferreyra's music. My best guess would be in the early to mid 2000s when I was working alongside the curatorial team at Liquid Architecture. Given the focus of the festival at that time, GRM and musique concrète more generally was very much a point of focus.

That said, it wasn't until this decade that her work was sharply in focus for me (and I am guessing a great many others). In 2017, I had the great pleasure to meet Beatriz in Braga, where we both were performing as part of the excellent Semibreve Festival. Subsequent to that I invited her to perform in Australia and we also had the pleasure to send time together this year in Rio during the Novas Frequencies Festival. Across these meetings, I have come to realise the incredible focus, generosity and vision that Beatriz has maintained across her life in sound.

Beatriz Ferreyra is one of only a few female concrète composers who were active across the second half of the 20th century through to today. Her work, which is still very much an active investigation, is simultaneously complex and elegantly simple. Often drawing upon singular object of focus, Ferreyra's use of tape and other forms of manipulation radically reconfigure her chosen sound materials, opening them outward.

Canto+, collects works from almost 40 years of her life in music and pays homage to her unerring interests in dynamism, rhythm, voice and the morphic potentials of concrète materials. Two of the works are also dedication to close friends; Jingle Bayle's (to François Bayle) and Au revoir l'Ami (to Bernard Bashet). This edition picks up where Echos+ leaves off and opens her sound worlds even further."-Lawrence English

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