After studying with Olivier Messiaen, French composer and filmmaker Luc Ferrari established the genre of musique anecdotique, in which he looked for the poetry in field recordings of nature and human interaction. Filmed alongside the world premiere recording of Ferrari’s brilliant, forgotten music theatre piece Journal Intime, this exclusive portrait by Testklang’s Aron Kitzig is made up of diary excerpts, interviews with his widow Brunhild and the original collaborators on Journal Intime – as well as unpublished archive material that brings Ferrari’s own voice back to life.
Testklang is an independent label for music and media. Testklang produces CD-DVD-editions, which include music documentaries and videos alongside high-quality audio recordings. The Testklang projects explore the full musical space around selected pieces of classical and contemporary music, capturing and sharing their spirit through a variety of media. The results are multi-faceted productions, made up of audio and video recordings as well as limited collector’s artefacts and staged concerts.