Luc Ferrari

Luc Ferrari

Luc Ferrari (5th February 1929, Paris, France - August 22th 2005, Arezzo, Italy) was a French composer.

Ferrari composed works that have moved away, more or less, from purely musical preoccupations, some of which could be branches of the same tree - the problem being trying to express passing ideas, sensations and intuitions through different means, observing daily life in all its reality - social, psychological or sentimental - in the form of texts, instrumental scores, electroacoustical compositions, reports, stage works, etc.

Ferrari studied piano at "Conservatoire de Versailles" 1946-1948), then composition at "École normale de musique" with Arthur Honegger & Alfred Cortot (1948-1950), followed the courses of Oliver Messiaen (1953-1954).

He joined "Groupe de Musique concrète" in 1958, remaining until 1966, and collaborated with Pierre Schaeffer in setting up "Groupe de recherches musicales" (1958). In 1965 and 1966 he produced with Gérard Patris for ORTF "Les grandes répétitions", a series of television documentaries on contemporary music.

He won several prizes as the Karl Sczuka Prize (1972) for "Portrait-Spiel" and for "Je me suis perdu" (1988 ). Ferrari also won Prix Italia 1987 for "Et si tout entière maintenant" and Prix Italia 1991 for "L'Escalier des aveugles". In 1990 he received the Koussevitzky Foundation Prize for "Histoire du plaisir et de la désolation".

In 1972, Ferrari established his own studio ("atelier") named "Studio Billig". Ferrari also founded the studio/label La Muse En Circuit in 1982, eventually resigning in 1994. In 1996 he relocated his home studio, "Atelier Post-Billig".
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WER 60046 Luc Ferrari Und So Weiter / Music Promenade WERGO WER 60046 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
836 885 DSY Luc Ferrari Hétérozygote / J'ai Été Coupé(LP, Album) Philips 836 885 DSY France 1969 Sell This Version
2561 041 Luc Ferrari Presque Rien No.1 / Société II Deutsche Grammophon 2561 041 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
2C 061 11133 Luc Ferrari Interrupteur / Tautologos 3 (Album) La Voix De Son Maître 2C 061 11133 France 1970 Sell This Version
VS 3L 74 Luc Ferrari / Henry Fourès Luc Ferrari / Henry Fourès - Folclòre Imaginari Ventadorn VS 3L 74 France 1980 Sell This Version
9104 FE Luc Ferrari Presque Rien No 2(LP) INA-GRM 9104 FE France 1980 Sell This Version
ADDA 581010 Luc Ferrari - Pablo Cueco / Paul Dubuisson Luc Ferrari - Pablo Cueco / Paul Dubuisson - Cellule 75 / Collection 85 (Album) La Muse En Circuit ADDA 581010 France 1987 Sell This Version
581079 Luc Ferrari / David Jisse Luc Ferrari / David Jisse - Brise-Glace - Et Si Toute Entière Maintenant... / Jamais Plus Pareille(CD) Adda 581079 France 1988 Sell This Version
CD 9009 Luc Ferrari Electronic Works (Album) BV Haast Records CD 9009 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
291302 Luc Ferrari L'Escalier Des Aveugles(CD, Album) Musidisc 291302 France 1991 Sell This Version
INA C 2008 Luc Ferrari Presque Rien (Comp, Album) INA-GRM INA C 2008 France 1995 Sell This Version
IDEAMA 028 Luc Ferrari IDEAMA Target Collection 28(CDr) Zentrum Für Kunst Und Medientechnologie IDEAMA 028 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
MO 782110 Luc Ferrari Piano-Piano(CD, Album) Montaigne MO 782110 France 1998 Sell This Version
TZ 7033 Luc Ferrari Cellule 75(CD, Album) Tzadik TZ 7033 US 1998 Sell This Version
MPO-3340 Luc Ferrari Danses Organiques (Album) Elica MPO-3340 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
SIG 11014 Luc Ferrari Far-West News: Episode N° 1(CD) Signature (9) SIG 11014 France 2002 Sell This Version
mode 81 Luc Ferrari Chansons Pour Le Corps / Et Si Tout Entière Maintenant(CD, Album) Mode mode 81 US 2002 Sell This Version
BC8 Luc Ferrari Cycle Des Souvenirs (1995-2000) - Exploitation Des Concepts No 2(CD, Album) Blue Chopsticks BC8 US 2002 Sell This Version
PAAM 020VS, PAAM020VS Luc Ferrari / Olive* Luc Ferrari / Olive* - Les Exploitation Des Archives Vol.1(LP, TP) Phonomena Audio Arts & Multiples, Phonomena Audio Arts & Multiples PAAM 020VS, PAAM020VS US 2003 Sell This Version
BC 12 Noël Akchoté / Roland Auzet / Luc Ferrari Noël Akchoté / Roland Auzet / Luc Ferrari - Impro-Micro-Acoustique(CD) Blue Chopsticks BC 12 US 2003 Sell This Version
ED13171 Luc Ferrari - Michel Maurer, Françoise Rivalland, Ensemble Ars Nova Luc Ferrari - Michel Maurer, Françoise Rivalland, Ensemble Ars Nova - Collection(CD) L'Empreinte Digitale ED13171 France 2004 Sell This Version
angle cd 008 Luc Ferrari avec eRikm Luc Ferrari avec eRikm - Archives Sauvées Des Eaux(CD, Album) Angle angle cd 008 France 2004 Sell This Version
SR 207 Luc Ferrari Les Anecdotiques: Exploitation Des Concepts N° 6(CD, Album) Sub Rosa SR 207 Belgium 2004 Sell This Version
BC 16 Luc Ferrari Far-West News: Episodes 2 And 3(CD) Blue Chopsticks BC 16 US 2006 Sell This Version
06/03/4 Luc Ferrari - Ensemble Laborintus - eRikm Luc Ferrari - Ensemble Laborintus - eRikm - Et Tournent Les Sons(CD, Album) Césaré 06/03/4 France 2006 Sell This Version