Boomkat Product Review:
Programme Commun' collects the first solo works of Brunhild Ferrari alongside three pieces by her husband and collaborator, the revered avant-garde composer, Luc, for the first time in a relationship spanning over 40 years. The first disc presents a trio of Luc Ferrari's works; the pondering electro-acoustic piece 'Musique Socialiste Ou Programme Commun Pour Clavecin Amplifie Et Bande Magnetique' (1972) featuring harpsichord and the clavecin (the earliest surviving electric-powered musical instrument) recorded at GRM in Paris, and written in honour of the socialist reform program; the lush minimalism of two pianos and violon, 'Didascalies 2' penned in 1993 and recorded 2008-2009; a lively and disjointed rock piece, 'Les Emois D'Aphrodite' revolving around punchy drum breaks, ebullient string harmonies, swirling synths and clarinet. Brunhild's trio were composed between 2008-2010 and haven't been issued on CD previously. They include the dynamic, vivid concrète movements of 'Derivatif' (2008); the surreal, between-worlds awakening of 'Brumes Du Reveil' (2009); the subtle microtonal fluctuations of layered tape, 'Tranquilles Impatiences' (2010).