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Music Promenade / Unheimlich Sch​ö​n (vinyl LP)

Luc Ferrari - Music Promenade / Unheimlich Sch​ö​n (vinyl LP)
Two pieces of electroacoustic music and musique concrète, Music Promenade (1964-1969, permanent version for four stand-alone tape recorder) and Unheimlich Schön (made in 1971 in the studios of the Südwestfunk in Baden-Baden, with the voice of Ilse Mengel).
Music Promenade (1964–1969), 20'29"
Electroacoustic Music
World premiere for the Théâtre de la musique, March 16, 1970
Permanent version for four stand-alone tape recorders. A series of colliding realistic sounds and sonic images. Whilst walking, a man is struck by the violence of his surroundings.
 Nature has disappeared in a whirlwind of warfare and industry in the midst of which he encounters a dying folklore and a lost young girl.
The "Installation" version is used to sonify a place in which walkers are free to choose their musical itinerary.

Unheimlich Schön (1971), 15'40"
Musique concrète made in 1971 in the studios of the Südwestfunk in Baden-Baden.
Voice: Ilse Mengel.
"How does a young woman breathe when thinking about something else ?"
To be listened to at a low volume.
Co-founder of the Groupe de Recherche Musicales in Paris (GRM) with Pierre Schaeffer in 1958, Luc Ferrari (1929-2005) is a pioneer and a major figure of musique concrète and electroacoustic music, soon to pave his own path of individualistic expressions of minimalist music, musical theater, field recordings, orchestral music and soundtracks.
Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.
Digital transfer: Jonathan Fitoussi & Diego Losa.
Graphic design: Stephen O'Malley.
published in April 2019
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