With the piano I'm completely in control of the gestural situation-not that I'm going to play the piece myself, but I know what's difficult, what's impossible.
More Quotes from Luc Ferrari:I had these ideas of interpretation that went way beyond the standard Conservatoire limits. So I was at war with my piano teachers.
Boulez seemed to me to be a guy who wrote laws. Like a company lawyer.
No, the great musical encounter was with Cage, who exploded all those ideas which were already starting to get a bit institutionalised.
I think I came across Cecil Taylor a bit later, in 65 or 66. That really impressed me - Cecil Taylor is an amazing character... Both his music and the way he approaches the instrument are astonishing.
I probably went to musique concrete concerts - though not the very first ones - at the beginning of the 50s.
What interested me was looping the events in such a way that each time they reappeared, they created new musical objects. The idea of tautology.
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