Luc Ferrari

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Birthday
5, 1929
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 22, 2005 (76)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
5, 1929
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 22, 2005 (76)

About

Known for using tape music in his compositions. He especially favored ambient sounds like recordings of the beach.

Before Fame

He studied the piano with famed pianist and conductor Alfred Cortot, musical analysis with Olivier Messiaen, and composition with Arthur Honegger.

Trivia

His 1970 composition, Presque rien No. 1 "Le Lever du jour au bord de la mer," used a day's worth of sounds from a Yugoslavian beach edited down to 21 minutes.

Family Life

He was married to Brunhild Ferrari until his death.

Associated With

He followed John Cage's principle that music is always going on all around us and if only we were to stop and listen to it, we would realize this.