So (1967)

Music concrète for the film Elektronische Musik by J.A. Riedl.


Société II. And if the piano were a body of woman (1967) — 30′ env.

For four soloists and sixteen instruments

(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 violoncellos, 1 double bass, Soloists: 1 piano, 3 percussions)

Premiered : Festival d’Avignon 1968 EIMCP

Conductor : Konstantin Simonovich

«One can say that this piece is as musical theatre as much as the four soloists (piano and three percussions) compete in interest for the body of the piano that remains hopelessly cold. One could almost find there, if wanted, but it isn’t sure, the caricature of the macho man.»

Score : Moeck Editions

Record LP Deutsche Grammophon (vinyl)


Interrupteur for ten instruments (1967) — 20′ env.

(Cor anglais, clarinet, low clarinet, horn, trumpet, violin, viola, violoncello, 2 percussions)

Premiered : Barcelona, May1968. EIMCP

Conductor: Konstantin Simonovich

«The first characteristic attempt of immobile music (although one already finds this preoccupation in Composé – Composite and in the music for Egypt ô Egypt. This piece is a turn in my work, in the sense where it is “almost” cleared out from post serial mythology.»

Score : Moeck Editions

Record EMI C061-11133 (vinyl)


Tinguely (1967)

Musique concrète pour une émission de télévision de C. Caspari
NDR, Hambourg
Neue Musik München Arri-Filmtheater (December 19, 1967)


Les jeunes filles or Société III (1967)

Film 16 mm — 25′

Production: TV Hamburg 3rd program NDR (in German)

«This film is probably old-fashioned in the sense that it was a little based on fashion. Or it already became kitsch. Anyway this was in my idea, as a kind of Hétérozygote in pictures.»

NDR, Hamburg


Société IV – Mécanique Collectivité Individu (1967) — ca. 50′

For full orchestra

(4 flutes, 3 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets, low clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 tubas, piano, 4 percussions, 2 assistant-percussionists, 20 violins, 10 violas, 10 violoncellos, 8 double basses)

Premiered : Havana, Cuba (1968)

Symphonic Orchestra, Conductor : Manuel Duchesne

«Ambitious Score and without much interest. Nevertheless, a questioning of the social organization of the orchestra.»

Score available : Brunhild Ferrari