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Christine Groult and Beatriz Ferreyra at ISSUE Project Room

© Adriano Ferreira-Borges - Beatriz Ferreyra

On November 23, 2019 at 8pm, ISSUE welcomes pioneering French composers Beatriz Ferreyra & Christine Groult, presenting new solo and collaborative work. This event is part of Brooklyn Falls for France Cultural Season.

In 2018, ISSUE was thrilled to present Ferreyra’s debut U.S. performance. An interpretation of Groult’s work by Dominique Deyris followed in early 2019. The occasion marks Groult’s own debut U.S. performance, and an exceptionally rare opportunity to hear the work of two major figures in the development of musique concrète, electroacoustic, and acousmatic music. At ISSUE, the duo performs solo improvisations and individually diffuse recent collaborative work in a multi-channel speaker arrangement.

Frequent collaborators, Ferreyra and Groult have worked together on multiple performances and releases including Nahash, released in 2015 on the Parisian label trAce.

About Beatriz Ferreyra:

Beatriz Ferreyra began her composing career incidentally, having been exposed to the musical methods of Pierre Schaeffer, originator of musique concrète and acousmatic music, and the Groupe de Recherches Musicales, shortly after moving from her native Argentina to Paris in the 1960s. Ferreyra’s passion for unusual sounds jump-started an education that led to the creation of her own entrancing electroacoustic works, as well as collaborations with alternative instrument inventors like Bernard Baschet, and assisting roles in the realization of compositions by Schaeffer himself.

About Christine Groult:

Christine Groult is also one of the few female composers of her generation who studied and worked with Schaeffer. A composer of music for radio, theater, choreography and documentaries, Groult’s work searches for poetic and expressive possibilities that allow for the development of musical “scenographies,” a self-invented concept that attempts to establish new imaginary spaces through acoustic transmission.

With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.