Wednesday 23 August 2017, 7.30pm
“GRM veteran Beatriz Ferreyra is carrying Pierre Schaeffer’s utopian musique concrète into the future.” – The WIRE
Delighted to host Argentinian electro-acoustic composer, Beatriz Ferreyra for the first time - performing tonight through an eight-channel diffusion system. Following the performance there will be a Q&A with Ferreyra hosted by Frances Morgan (The WIRE).
“For all Beatriz Ferreyra’s use of technology, something vivid and wild about her music gives the suggestion of the organic, even as the music is composed and controlled with extreme precision... Ferreyra manages to occupy an idiosyncratic position where she almost stands alone. Her pieces are possessed by an almost phantasmagoric intensity.” – Richard Thomas, The WIRE
Worked at O.R.T.F. (French National Television), as a member of the Group of Musical Researches (G.R.M), under the leadership of Pierre Schaeffer (1963-70), contributed to Pierre Schaeffer’s book « Traité des Objets Musicaux » (1966), participated to the records realisation from « Solfège de l’Objet Sonore » by Pierre Schaeffer (1967) (one of two assistant composers allocated for the composition of the audio files). Since 1970 she is a free composer.. En 1975, Ferreyra is a member of the « Collège des Compositors » created by the G.M.E.B. Since 1967 she had commissions for concerts, festivals, film’s and TV music, theatre, video, write articles and gives seminaries and lectures, and had prizes till 1975. In 2014 she was elected as an Honour Member of the CIME/ICEM.