Pierre Henry

About Pierre Henry

Pierre Henry was among the pivotal forces behind musique concrète, becoming the first formally educated musician to devote his energies to the electronic medium. His early groundbreaking works include 1950's Symphonie Pour un Homme Seul (a 12-movement work co-written with Pierre Schaeffer employing the sounds of the human body), 1953's Orpheé 53 (the first musique concrète piece composed for the stage), and 1960's La Noire a Soixante (which fused musique concrète with pure electronics). By the 1970s he directed his primary interest toward large-scale works complete with elaborate lighting effects, among them Mise en Musique de Corticolart and Kylderstück. He declared 1997's Interieur/Exterieur the culmination of his life's work. ~ Jason Ankeny

    Paris, France
  • BORN
    December 9, 1927

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