Unreleased material by Luc Ferrari, issued here as part of Sub Rosa's Early Electronic series. Two tracks from the forthcoming three-CD box set devoted to Ferrari's film music. Not only does the collection reveal a little-known chunk of Ferrari's oeuvre as a composer for the screen, it also sheds light on the ties between cinema and musique concrète, especially during the fruitful period that stretched from the 1960s to the 1980s.
"Tinguely (1967)" is a musique concrète piece for a television program by C. Caspari. From recordings made by the composer in 1966 at an exhibition of Jean Tinguely's work. Once the 110V Liliput engine is turned on, the sculptures start moving instantly in unpredictable ways, as if they had suddenly become frantic. They move in disorganized and excited ways; each action brings them on the verge of self-destruction. Tinguely's "Balubas" illustrate how ephemeral and intangible art and life are. The "Balubas" carry joy and despair, fascination and disillusionment.
"Dernier Matin d'Edgar-Allan Poe (1964)" is a musique concrete piece for a short 33mm black-and-white film by Jean Barral.