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Supported by Stadt Wien Kultur, BMKÖS, SKE austromechana, echoraum, ALCÔME, Sacem and Copie Privée

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Beatriz Ferreyra

Composer


Beatriz Ferreyra  (c) aublur

Beatriz Mercedes Ferreyra (born 1937) is an Argentine composer born in Cordoba. She studied piano with Celia Bronstein in Buenos Aires. She continued her study of music with Nadia Boulanger, Edgardo Cantón (GRM France — RAI Italy in 1963), Earle Brown and György Ligeti in Germany.

She worked with the Groupe de recherches musicales (GRM of the Service de la recherche of the ORTF under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer (1963-70) where she collaborated on the realization of the Solfège de l’objet sonore albums. While there she completed research and ran the interdisciplinary seminars.

In 1975, she joined the Composers College of the Institut international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB). She created the experimental concerts series Les rendez-vous de la Musique concrète (1998-99) at the Centre d’études et de recherche Pierre Schaeffer. She has performed at many international festivals, electroacoustic conferences and music seminars. As an independent composer, she has received commissions from the government and musical associations (GRM, IMEB, ACIC, etc) both in France and abroad, for performance at festivals and concerts. She also composes for public celebrations and events, films and ballets. Beatriz Ferreyra has also worked in the area of music therapy and served on numerous juries for international competitions adjudicating experimental music.


Cercles des rondes (Rounds’ circles), 11’ (1982) –

Performed at Circuit Fântome Season 1 Episode 9 in 2022.

Tape music version, composed in the composer’s studio.

This work has been composed with very diverse materials: a ships horn, computer generated and vocal sounds, musical boxes, synthetisers and electronic keyboards. The 5 different movements of this work fit into each other through breaks, changes in the sound’s density and sudden articulations.


La Ba-balle du chien-chien à la mé-mère (The ball of the old lady’s dog), 11’19’’ (2001)

Performed at Circuit Fântome Season 1 Episode 9 in 2022.

Electroacoustic music. Commission from GMEB Bourges France. Dedicated to Tim, Oggi, Justine and all the dogs having a grandma.

What can a ball, a dog and a grandmother do, between storm and sunshine, in the countryside, except play? This music is specially conceived for people who have one or more dogs of any breed, size, color, degree of ferocity and I. Q.


Huellas entreveradas (Entangled paths), 14’35’’ (2018)

Performed at Circuit Fântome Season 1 Episode 9 in 2022.

Commissioned by Degem in 2017.

At first, this music was inspired by the wonders of astrophysics and by the mystery of “before the Big Bang” and its first moments of existence. But time going on, the composition transformed itself into a strange “walking along”.


Echos, 8’30’’ (1978)

Performed at Floating Sound Gallery St. Petersburg in 2018, and within Circuit Fântome Season 1 Episode 9 in 2022.

With the voice and In memoriam Mercedes Cornu.

This work has been composed with four Latin-American’s popular songs: 2 Argentines and 2 Brazilians, which were sung «a cappella» by Mercedes Cornu. These songs have been break down in short and long sounds, syllables, breathings, coughs, etc. The composer only used techniques of tape cutting, mixing and manual shakes on these different vocal elements in order to keep the original timbre and quality of Mercedes’s voice.


L’autre rive (The other shore), 17’20’’ (2007)

Performed at Floating Sound Gallery St. Petersburg in 2018, and in Circuit Fântome Season 1 Episode 9 in 2022.

State Commission for IMEB (Bourges).

Inspired by the Bardo Thodol (Tibetan Book of the Dead) this piece have been composed with percussions and some electroacoustic sounds. I thank very much  the percussionist Richard Aratian for his inexhaustible patience, his imagination and his sense of humour during his recordings.


Senderos del olvido (The forgetfulness paths), 14’09″ (2016)

Performed at Floating Sound Gallery St. Petersburg in 2018.

State commission for INA-GRM 2016.

At the beginning, this music was inspired by astrophysics wonders and by the mystery of the “before big Bang” and its first moments of existence. But the time going on, the composition transformed itself in a strange “working along”.


Médisances, 7’ (1968-69)

Performed at Floating Sound Gallery St. Petersburg in 2018.

This electroacoustic piece for 4 channels was produced by manipulating such items as orchestral instruments, a mouth bow, breath and some unexpected technical defects.
“Slander” is not meant to be of a descriptive nature and any interpretation of the music along those lines would be a complete misconception.
Honi soit qui mal y pense!
B. F.


 
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