7–14 February 2019

STEREO SPASMS FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THE NINETIETH BIRTHDAY OF COMPOSER LUC FERRARI

BRUNHILD FERRARI WITH CAFE OTO, CLOSE-UP CINEMA, PRESQUE RIEN, MAISON ONA AND ECSTATIC PEACE LIBRARY are proud to present Luc Ferrari's original compositions – interpreted by contemporary composers for an 8-day program of live concerts, talks, films, readings, installations, exhibitions and the launch of the English translations of his Complete Works.

The festival will feature: Brunhild Ferrari, Apartment House, crys cole, Kassael Jaeger, Áine O'Dwyer & Graham Lambkin, David Grubbs, Tania Chen, Thurston Moore, Jon Leidecker, Erikm, Scanner, Alex Ward, Xenia Pestova, Steve Beresford, David Toop,

Full programme, including day-by-day programme and specific works being performed, will be announced on the 10th of December.

Affiliated with French Radio’s Groupe de Musique de Concrète in 1958, Luc Ferrari (1929-2005) broke away to pave his own path of individualistic expressions of minimalist music, audio plays, musical theatre, soundtracks and installations. His groundbreaking works such as Presque Rien (1967-70) rebelled against the rigid institutions of his day and scandalized the French musical establishment. In 1982 Ferrari opened the electro acoustic studio La Muse en Circuit where he continued to compose unique award-winning soundscapes, absorbing such disparate influences as serialism, musique concrète and Buddhist philosophy. Luc Ferrari’s works resisted categorization during his lifetime and they continue to surprise, inspire and challenge new generations of artists.

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