Luc Ferrari - Presque Rien N° 2
  Year :   1977
  Location :   France
  Worktype :   Composition
  Materials:   -
  Info :   ainsi continue la nuit dans ma tête multiple

  Work Details  
  Presque Rien N° 2 was a derailment of Presque Rien N° 1. There were two places, and its more or less nighttime, dusk instead of dawn. That meant I could sleep in in the morning! (Laughs) I was struck by the night in a tiny village in Corbières called Tuchan, where I went walking at night with [my wife] Brunhild, recording. The night had an extraordinary sound quality-distant traffic, birds, crickets more or less nearby, bells, dogs... And another element: your voice included, as a kind of commentary. There was also the idea of the walker/observer, who realises what hes recording and adds his ideas. In fact theres true and false involved-there are some things which were added for dramaturgical reasons, some commentaries which are completely bogus! (Laughs) In any case, playing with truth and lies is what makes up the concept, which came later when I realised that a Presque Rien was being born... Instrumental sounds are added too: putting the walker inside the recording process and recognising him as a person, led me to think: There are these natural sounds, and I m going to make sounds too, incorporate a symbolic transcription of what comes into my head and then intervene as composer. So I became a kind of director.