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“What's your trade? I'm a composer. How one goes about doing that? I am spliced by life and life splices me, as it does with everybody” (Autobiographie n°14). Two years ago Luc Ferrari, prolific and relaxed composer, passed away. Not only was he a creator of nothingness and small, heterogeneous, and composite works. Luc Ferrari was above all a student of accidents and tense sounds, a “tautologist”, musical wanderer, “surimpressionist”, aural filmmaker, multiple-headed dancer, body singer.

He was taught by Arthur Honegger and Olivier Messiaen. At the end of the 1950s he co-founded the Groupe de Recherche Musicale with Pierre Schaeffer (“the inventor of concrete music”). He remained active until his death and also worked with musicians like DJ Olive et Erik M.

Ferrari also had a special relationship with film. Lots of his works are very cinematic. In 1965/1966 he also scored and co-directed Les Grandes Répétitions, a series of documentary films/interviews about contemporary composers. As a prelude to this mythical, rarely shown complete series the program will allow the viewer the opportunity to see two documentary portraits of the composer.

in collaboration with Brunhild Ferrari and Fabrizio Terranova.

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