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Luc Ferrari Quotes

Luc Ferrari Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Luc Ferrari
Type:
Composer
Nationality:
French
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Birth year:

  • 1
    Boulez seemed to me to be a guy who wrote laws. Like a company lawyer. Luc_FerrariLuc Ferrari
  • 2
    I had these ideas of interpretation that went way beyond the standard Conservatoire limits. So I was at war with my piano teachers. Luc_FerrariLuc Ferrari
  • 3
    I have problems with machines which aren't gestural. Luc_FerrariLuc Ferrari
  • 4
    I probably went to musique concrete concerts - though not the very first ones - at the beginning of the 50s. Luc_FerrariLuc Ferrari
  • 5
    I think I came across Cecil Taylor a bit later, in 65 or 66. That really impressed me - Cecil Taylor is an amazing character... Both his music and the way he approaches the instrument are astonishing. Luc_FerrariLuc Ferrari
  • 6
    I wanted to play piano, and that slid quickly into writing - it wasn't enough to play other people's notes: I had to write notes too. Luc_FerrariLuc Ferrari
  • 7
    I was a kid during the Second World War and even before that my parents had one of the first radio sets, and there was Radio London. Luc_FerrariLuc Ferrari
  • 8
    I was born in Paris, and I haven't moved, except until now - I live in the suburbs and I hate it. Luc_FerrariLuc Ferrari
  • 9
    My sisters were going out with artists and poets, and eventually it was the creative world which attracted me. Luc_FerrariLuc Ferrari
  • 10
    So the ideology was that: use sounds as instruments, as sounds on tape, without the causality. It was no longer a clarinet or a spring or a piano, but a sound with a form, a development, a life of its own. Luc_FerrariLuc Ferrari
  • 11
    Well, first I studied piano. I wasn't very satisfied because I though my teachers were dumb... and repressive. Luc_FerrariLuc Ferrari
  • 12
    What interested me was looping the events in such a way that each time they reappeared, they created new musical objects. The idea of tautology. Luc_FerrariLuc Ferrari
  • 13
    Whereas Schaeffer and Henry were working like samplers, their idea was to capture those sounds which couldn't be serially calibrated because they were too complex in character. Luc_FerrariLuc Ferrari
  • 14
    With the piano I'm completely in control of the gestural situation-not that I'm going to play the piece myself, but I know what's difficult, what's impossible. Luc_FerrariLuc Ferrari
  • 15
    You turned on the radio and heard all kinds of things. Luc_FerrariLuc Ferrari