Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) — Quasi Stellar (2016) for organ
The composer writes: “’Quasi Stellar’ was born after I watched a short film about the expansion of the universe and quasars. It is inspired by those theories. The pedal represents the ground noise of the universe, while the ascending and descending scales represent the expansion of the universe in any direction. Some steady sections stand for the black holes, with their sense of mystery and the unknown.”
Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) is an Italian composer. Educated at the Conservatory in Milan, she has composed in many genres, developing a personal language that is concerned with the blend of past and present. Her compositions have been performed frequently around the world. Ferrari’s music appears on several CD recordings, including four all-Ferrari organ CDs: three recorded by Carson Cooman (2014/16) and another by Peter Clark (2015). She served as chair of music composition at Hebei Normal University in Shijiazhuang, China and is currently professor of music composition at the European School of Economics in Florence, Italy.