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"
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.