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(*) This sign indicates any more playable works or only with difficulty or which are no more advisable or should have a rest. (Brunhild Meyer-Ferrari)

1972

 

(*) Les réalisables et le journal d’un autobiographe (1964-1972)

The realizables and the diary of an autobiographer

Assembly of the text-scores in form of a book, be associated with various autobiographical reflections.

«One notices here the odd evolution, which goes from the realizable to realize (for example Tautologos 3) until the utopian realizable and the probably impossible one like Subversion-Derision or Subder. One finds in this book, all the themes which inhabit my spirit and which one can summarize as follows: how creation, when it remains on an only aesthetic level, risks to mask reality and to be some times only a wasting of energy. Until now not published. It is not possible to make copies of it, too complicated. Thus one should regard this paragraph as pure information.»

 

Allô, ici la terre (1971-1972)

Hello, the Earth speaking

First chapter : Play-light and time-show — ca. 2 h.

Scenario and music: Luc Ferrari, Photographs: Jean-Serge Breton

Commissioned by the Town of Bonn

Premiered : Bonn Beethovensaal 3 May 1972 Beethoven halle – Orchestra, Conductor : Volker Wangenheim

«A kind of show that surrounds the public of image projections and sounds (3.000 slides, several tapes of electronic music and a live ensemble of amplified instruments).

There is also a version with symphonic orchestra. 50 projectors of slides in fade-in fade-out, 81 sound amplified musicians.

This piece, a kind of audio-visual poem, is dedicated to the ground on which we walk, and tries to show the natural harmony at the same time as the hope to preserve its balance.

But a subjacent tension lets feel the danger, which weighs on this fragile balance.

On this earth, the represented elements are 9: the Light, Space, Nature, the Glance, Wait, Erotism, the Movement, the Heterogeneous, Dance.»

Score : Schott’s Söhne

 

Kennen Sie Schönberg ? (1972) — 30′

Do you know Schönberg?

Film 16 mm double-bande

Production 3rd program TV, WDR, Cologne

«I am not able to remember what this film means. Perhaps it does not mean anything, or very little, or perhaps. Who knows?»

 

Programme commun pour clavecin et bande (1972) — ca. 20′

Common program for harpsichord and tape

For amplified harpsichord and stereo tape

Premiered : Paris, by Elisabeth Chojnacka. Concert GRM, Théâtre Récamier 1973

«This is a merry music, however it raises a question: can one dissociate the political concerns of the artistic concerns, either directly (as one can make it in a film) or undirectly as in this music? But it is especially to mark, with my manner, the signature of the Common Program in France in 1972.»

Score available : Brunhild Ferrari

Record Erato STU 71010 (vinyl). CD RHYTHM PLUS 581233 AD184

 

(*) Journal d’un journaliste amateur (1972) – 27’

Diary of an amateur reporter

Stereo tape

Production: G.M.E.B., Maison de la Culture, Bourges

«Assembly of interviews of various social groups, on various social problems, in a provincial town, in France.

With the comments of the author – i.e. of the amateur journalist – it is the first realization of the kind inquires.

The ideal circuit of playing this tape should be ‘Maison of Youth’, etc, in order to encourage them to make the same thing and that the product becomes thus an exchange of informations between the groups.

This tape is a pure product of the Seventies: “Intellectuals and people”. To disadvise.»