FERRARI, LUC - CHANSONS POUR LE CORPS (1988-94) (CD)


Includes "Chansons Pour Le Corps" (1988-94; for voice, clarinets, percussion, piano and synthesizer; Elise Caron, voice), and "Et Si Tout Entiere Maintenant" (1986-87; symphonic tale for voice, orchestral sound and tape; with texts by Collette Fellous; Anne See, voice; Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique; Yves Prin, conductor). "The works on this disc show a combination of Ferrari's musique concrete and instrumental styles. The point of departure for 'Chansons Pour le Corps' was a series of spontaneous interviews with women on the subject of female form which Ferrari recorded in the Jardin du Luxembourg. It's a great image, a young woman out for a Sunday afternoon stroll approached by a man wondering if she might allow him to record her talking about various intimate parts of her body. The interviewees were invited to speak about their eyes, hands, breasts and sex, and those who accepted did so with extraordinary candor. Novelist and radio presenter Colette Fellous was then asked to write texts based on the tapes to be set for soprano and ensemble interspersed with extracts from the original interviews. 'Et Si Tout Entiere Maintenant' a 'symphonic tale' for voice, orchestral sound and tape is an extraordinary work. The orchestral score was performed, recorded and then treated electronically in his studio, though the orchestra is never deformed beyond all recognition. This is incorporated into the piece along with the authentic sounds of the Swedish icebreaker and its crew, and Fellous' spoken text. What results is typical Ferrari genre blending, inhabiting a region somewhere between fact and fiction, documentary and poetry, orchestral and electronic music." (label info)
in stock | US| 1999| MODE | 17.90


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