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
Beatriz Ferreyra worked at O.R.T.F. (French National Television), as a member of the Group of Musical Research (G.R.M), under the leadership of Pierre Schaeffer (1963-70). She contributed to his book « Traité des Objets Musicaux » (1966), and participated in the recording of excerpts for his « Solfège de l’Objet Sonore » (1967) (one of two assistant composers allocated for the composition of the audio files). Since 1970 she is a freelance composer. In 1975, became a member of the « Collège des Compositeurs » created by the G.M.E.B. (Group of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges). Since 1967 she has had worldwide commissions for concerts, festivals, film and TV music, theatre, video. She writes articles, gives seminars and lectures, and has received several composition prizes since 1975. In 2014 she was elected as an Honorary Member of the CIME/ICEM (International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music). Beatriz Ferreyra releases her first album of new material in a decade through Persistence of Sound in May 2020. 'Huellas Entreveradas' features three unreleased contemporary works, and is presented on vinyl and download. www.persistenceofsound.co.uk