beatriz ferreyra (AR)

Beatriz Ferreyra was born in Córdoba, Argentina, in 1937. She worked at the Groupe de recherches musicales (GRM) under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer, where she took part in the making of Schaeffer’s record Solfège de l’objet sonore.

In 1975, she was part of the Composers College of the Institut international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB). Ferreyra composes music for performances, films, videos, documentaries, ballet and music therapy.

Concert Performance

Les larmes de l’inconnu (The tears of the Unknown)

The Aleph character who turned over my head for days, and also the cabalistic tales from Carlos Suares (the consciousness-energy), Rivka Cremisi (the charm of the mystic energy) and Shinta Zenker (the dazzling hebraic calligraphy), inspired me to compose this piece and to whom I dedicate this music.

I thank the magnificent flautist Hernan Gomez for his gentelness and his musicality during our sound recordings. 

L’autre rive (The other shore)

Inspired by the Bardo Todol (The tibetan book of death) this piece was 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 humor during his recordings.

Río de los pájaros azules (The blue birds’s river) – Dedicated to my missing friends

This piece is the third movement if a triptych called Ríos del Sueño (The dream’s rivers). It is a pale and vague transposition of signs and tracks of a very intense musical sensation, that I barely had, one night long ago in a tropical latin-american dream.

Echos – Composed at the author studio, with the voice and in memoriam of 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 broken down into 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.