Brunhild Ferrari: Luc Ferrari – Complete Works / Cafe OTO Stereo Spasms Festival
Ecstatic Peace Library, 2019. Flexicover, 406pp., 7.75 x 10.75 inches
“Across the expanse of 20th century avant-garde and experimental music, few names come close to the towering importance of Luc Ferrari – a titan of electronic and electroacoustic sound, who continuously pushed the boundaries of creative possibility for roughly a half century. As many know, in addition to sprawling body of works the composer produced over his lifetime, he also dedicated considerable effort to committing his many ideas and theories to text.
Now, Ecstatic Peace Library has done the world the overwhelming service of producing the first English monograph on Ferrari – Luc Ferrari Complete Works, includes his writings, original compositions, notes, text scores, artworks, and interviews. This absolutely beautiful book, sprawling to over 400 pages, has been edited and prefaced by the composer’s wife, Brunhild Ferrari, and includes a foreword by Thurston Moore, an introduction by Jim O’Rourke, and an afterword by David Grubbs. It really doesn’t get any better than this.” – Soundohm