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Ferrier Claude

(13. 02. 1963)

Ferrier Claude
Ferrier Claude
Glatttalstrasse 79
CH-8052 Zürich
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)1 341 12 09
Internet: www.swiss-music.net/ferrier

Biography
Claude Ferrier received his musical education in Rome: Violin (1975-82), piano (1991-96) and theory of harmony, counterpoint and composition under Mauro Cardi (1989-93) and in Peru: Indian harp and panpipes (1986-88). He realised numerous ethno-musical research projects in the Andes, after which he proceeded with studies at Lausanne Conservatory in the composition class of Jean Balissat. He was awarded prizes in counterpoint and received his music theory teacher's diploma in 1997.
He undertook postgraduate studies with composition under Klaus Huber and Daniel Ott and teaching of contemporary music under Hans Schneider.
Claude Ferrier is active as composer, arranger (Ethno-classical recordings of the Peruvian singer Martine Portocarrero and the Preuvian flutist Tobías Ríos), he organises regular seminars (Analysis at the Lima Conservatory, ethno-musical sciences at the 'Escuela Nacional Superior de Folklor de Lima'), he organises concerts and conferences for Indian harp (Lausanne Historical Museum, Peru National Library), he has been interviewed by the Peruvian television channel 7 ('Presencia cultural') and teaches music theory.
He held several composition workshops in Basel and Elsass in connection with the pedagogic project 'Klangserve' ('Europäischer Musikmonat', Basel 2001).
His works are published by the 'Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia' (Udine – Adliswil), and the 'Schweizer Musikedition' (Lucerne).
Prizes include:
First prize of the 'IV Convocatoria José Maria Arguedas' for his study of Peruvian dance and music, the competition was organised by the National Library in Lima Peru. Ethno-musicological work about the Peruvian harp, published in Peru in 2002.
He took second prize for the European composition competition for the choir of the Amiens Cathedral in France. Piece for a-cappella choir: 'In Principio...' (1997).
He won third Prize in the Swiss competition for young composers (organised by the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra). Piece for chamber orchestra: 'Musique pour les quatre éléments' broadcast in Switzerland (RSR Espace 2) and in England (BBC) in 1997.
He received a special mention by the jury for the String quartet 'Enigmes' (1999) in 'Quinto concurso de composición Pablo Sorozabal', San Sebastián, Spain.
He was a finalist in the competition for composition and arranged a didactical piece for the department of culture and education of canton Basel-land (2000).


Work list
Hémicycles (1994)
for chamber orchestra (2(pic).2(ca).2(cbn)/2.2.0.0/1perc/cel/str)
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Ricercar (1994)
for quintet (hn.bn/hp/va.vc)
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Cinq-chronique (1994-1995)
for flute, viola and harp
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Déluge, Grammaire, Nuit (1995)
for soprano and piano
Texts: Georges Zottola
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Déluge, Grammaire, Nuit (1995)
for voice and orchestra (fl.pic.hn.ca.Ebcl.bcl.2bn/4.0.0.0/2perc/hp/str)
Texts: Georges Zottola
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Musique pour les quatre éléments (1996)
for chamber orchestra (2(pic).2(ca).2(cbl).2(cbn)/2.2.0.0/2perc/cel/str)
Duration: 16' 00"
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Vers la lumière obscure (1996)
for string quintet (1.2.1.1)
Duration: 12' 00"
Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia
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Cinq poèmes quechuas (1996)
for soprano and two percussionists
Texts: Peruanische Texte
Poem from peruvian oral tradition.
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Quatre études (1996)
for violin solo
Duration: 10' 00"
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Le Chemin sans traces (1996)
for baritone and instrumental quintet (fl.cl/hp/va.vc)
Texts: Henri Gaberel
Based on the poem by Henri Gaberel.Version for orchestra (2(pic).2(ca).2(bcl)2(cbn)/4.2.3.1/4perc/hp.cel/str) available from the composer.
Duration: 16' 00"
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In Principio... (1997)
for eight-voice mixed choir
Texts: Bibel / Liturgie
Texts are extracts of the Gospel according St.John.
Duration: 8' 00"
Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia
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La chute de la maison Usher (1997)
for harp and string orchestra
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Autant les champs roses... (1997)
for double reed quartet
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Ton der Not (1997)
for large orchestra (3(pic).3(ca).3(bcl).3(cbn)/4.3.3.1/4perc/cel.hp/str)
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Il Vomano a Guardia Vomano (1997)
for orchestra (1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/3perc/str)
Part of a work with huge dimensions realised by seventy composers from all over the world.
Duration: 1' 10"
Chiola Music Press
CP 53
I-65010 Spoltore
Silhouettes (1997/98)
for saxophone quartet
Duration: 9' 00"
Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia
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Le Pont Mirabeau (1998)
for four-part mixed choir
Texts: Guillaume Apollinaire
Based on Guillaume Apollinaire.
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Pinguine (1998)
for eight-voice mixed choir
Texts: Joachim Ringelnatz
Based on Joachim Ringelnatz.
Duration: 5' 00"
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Condensations (1998)
for sextet (fl.hn.asx/hp.cel/gtr)
Duration: 9' 00"
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Sonate (1994/99)
for harp
Duration: 10' 00"
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König Salomo (1996/99)
for brass quintet (0.2.3.0) and four-voice mixed choir
Texts: Bibel / Liturgie
Text taken from the Song of Songs.
A version for mixed eight-voice choir is available from the composer.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Preludio y Fuga del Condor (1999)
for brass quartet
Based on the theme 'El condor pasa'.
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Enigmes (1999)
for string quartet
Duration: 16' 00"
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4 petites pièces (1999)
for eight instrumentalists (fl.cl.bn/perc/hp/2vn.vc)
Duration: 6' 00"
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Preludio y Fuga del Condor (1999)
for wind quintet
Based on the theme 'El condor pasa'.
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Preludio y Fuga del Condor (1999)
for string quartet
Based on the theme 'El condor pasa'.
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
La Croix du Sud (2000)
for violin and orchestra (2(pic).1.ca.2(cbl).2(cbn)/1.1.1.0/timp.2perc/cel.hp/str)
Duration: 11' 00"
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(Reduction for violin and piano: sFr. 20.-; € 20.-)
In Anno Jubilaei (2000)
for 2pic.2cbn and twele-voice mixed choir
Duration: 5' 00"
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Zwei kleine Stücke für Bläserensemble (2001)
for variable wood and brass ensemble (min. eight wood and four brass)
I. A survivor of Kabul
II. A survivor of WTC
Duration: 6' 00"
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CHF: 13.00
Cadence (2001)
for violin and harp
Based on the sonata for violin and harp in g minor by Gaetano Donizetti.
Duration: 2' 00"
Manuscript
Les Chants du Soleil (1999-2002)
Cantata
for native soprano, mixed choir, native peruvian ensemble (quenas, panpipes, mandolins, guitars, accordion, double-bass) and chamber orchestra (1.1.1.1/0.2.2.0/perc/str)
This work was created in collaboration with Nicolas Wetzell and Martina Portocarrero.
Manuscript
Le Migrant (2002-2003)
Popular cantata
for soli (SATB), choir and four instruments (hn/hp/perc/vc)
Texts: Sylvie Poza, Volkslied
Manuscript
6 Reminiscences (2003)
for harp
Duration: 10' 00"
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Arcobaleno (2004)
for harp
Duration: 6' 00"
Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia
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Pacha (2006)
for harmony orchestra (3.2.1.2 flutes (in C), 2hb (in C), small cl (E flat), 1 or more cl (B flat), bcl (B flat), 2 bn-C, asx (E flat), tsx (B flat), bsx (E flat), 3 tpt (B flat), 3 hn (in F), tbn, btbn, tba (in C), 2 euph (B flat), cb (B flat), timbales, perc (1 player): bass drum, chau gong, tubular bells, crotales, jingle bells, flexatone)
Duration: 10' 00"
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CHF: 29.00
Bibliography
Ferrier, Claude: El arpa peruana, Biblioteca Nacional del Perú, Lima 2004