Beatriz Ferreyra

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Beatriz Mercedes Ferreyra (born 21 June 1937) is an Argentine composer.

Ferreyra was born in Cordoba, Argentina, and studied piano with Celia Bronstein in Buenos Aires. She continued her study of music with Nadia Boulanger in Paris, and Edgardo Canton, Earle Brown and György Ligeti in Germany.

In 1963 she took a position in the research department of the Office de Radiodiffusion Television Francaise (ORTF), working with the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) directed by Pierre Schaeffer. She assisted with Henri Chiarucci's and Guy Reibel's Rapport entre la hauteur et la fondamentale d'un son musical, published in 1966 in Revue Internationale d'Audiologie and Pierre Schaeffer's Solfège de l'Objet Sonore. During this time she also lectured at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.[1] She worked with Bernard Baschet and his Structures Sonores in 1970, and served residencies in electronic music with Dartmouth College in 1976 and in 1998.[2]


Ferreyra has composed for music therapy, events, ballets and film soundtracks. Selected works include:

  • Mer d’Azov, étude aux itérations (1963)
  • Médisances (1968)
  • L’orviétan (1970)
  • Siesta Blanca (1972)
  • Canto del Loco (1974)
  • Petit Poucet magazine (1985)
  • The UFO Forest (1986)
  • Souffle d’un petit Dieu distrait (1987)
  • Ríos del sueno (1998–2000)
  • Vivencias (2001)
  • Cantos de antes (2002)
  • La rivière des oiseaux (2003)
  • Dans un point infini (2005)
  • L’art de l’étude (2006)
  • La condition captive (2006)
  • Sourire de l’ange (2006) with Christine Groult
  • Marche, quitte et va (2008) with Christine Groult
  • Impasse (2008) with Inés Wickmann
  • Les larmes de l’inconnu (2011)

Her works have been issued on CD and vinyl, including:

  • Petit Poucet Magazine (CD) Le Chant Du Monde 1998
  • La Rivière des oiseaux(CD) Motus 2003
  • Huellas Entreveradas (vinyl) Persistence of Sound 2020

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Hall, Charles J. Hall (2002). Chronology of Western Classical Music: 1751-1900.
  2. ^ Courchene, Kim S. (2001). "A Conversation with Beatriz Ferreyra". Retrieved 9 December 2010.