August 25, 2005

Luc Ferrari

Another obituary in the world of electronic music - the composer Luc Ferrari died on August 22nd. Considering my interest in this area of music, I shamefully know little about him, but now my appetite has been whetted by reading about him on Wikipedia, from which this quote:

Ferrari's Presque rien No. 1 "Le Lever du jour au bord de la mer" (1970) is regarded as a classic of its kind. In it, Ferrari takes a day-long recording of environmental sounds at a Yugoslavian beach and, through editing, makes a piece that lasts just twenty-one minutes. It has been seen as an affirmation of John Cage's idea that music is always going on all around us, and if only we were to stop to listen to it, we would realise this.


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