Making a Diagonal with Music

Aura Satz

IndieLisboa 2020 •

United Kingdom, Documentary, 2020, 10′

The electroacoustic composer Beatriz Ferreyra is a pioneer of early musique concrète during the 50’s and 60’s. Here she discusses her ‘sound hunting’ recording techniques, sound montage and spatialization, in a film full of creaking doors and barking dogs.

IndieMusic allows for these discoveries. Beatriz Ferreyra, Argentine composer and sound hunter, pioneer of concrete music in the 50s and 60s, as well as Pierre Schaeffer, with whom she collaborated. In this wonderful little documentary, we enter the world of Beatriz, in her ideas and thoughts about sound, explained with practical actions of creaking doors and barking dogs. Aura Satz films everything very close to her, showing her body, her movements, her hands, passing the materiality of the doors, noises and sounds to the film. (Carlos Ramos)