Pierre Henry Birthday

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Pierre Henry was born in Paris, France, 1927. He began experimenting at the age of 15 with sounds produced by various objects. He became fascinated with the integration of noise into music. He studied with Nadia Boulanger, Olivier Messiaen, and Félix Passerone at the Paris Conservatoire from 1938 to 1948 (Dhomont 2001).

Between 1949 and 1958, Henry worked at the Club d'Essai studio at RTF, which had been founded by Pierre Schaeffer in 1943 (Dhomont 2001). During this period, he wrote the 1950 piece Symphonie pour un homme seul, in cooperation with Schaeffer; he also composed the first musique concrète to appear in a commercial film, the 1952 short film Astrologie ou le miroir de la vie. Henry scored numerous additional films and ballets.

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In celebration of electronic music pioneer Pierre Henry's (1927 - 2017) 90th birthday. Acousmatique is happy to present our first release officially launching the label on this day, for which we will celebrate every year with a new tribute release.

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