Pierre Henry: The Art of Sounds
  • Pierre Henry: The Art of Sounds
  • Pierre Henry: The Art of Sounds

Pierre Henry: The Art of Sounds

Director: Eric Darmon, Franck Mallet

Cast: Eric Darmon, Franck Mallet, Pierre Henry

     
 

By all accounts a serious cultural innovator, Pierre Henry revolutionized the concept of "music" (much as John Cage would do in the years to follow) by defying expectations of melody and rhythm, and simply taping extraneous sounds from the world outside of the recording studio that he edited into compositions such as "Symphonie pour un homme seul" and "Messe pour le… See more details below

Overview

By all accounts a serious cultural innovator, Pierre Henry revolutionized the concept of "music" (much as John Cage would do in the years to follow) by defying expectations of melody and rhythm, and simply taping extraneous sounds from the world outside of the recording studio that he edited into compositions such as "Symphonie pour un homme seul" and "Messe pour le temps present." As a result, he influenced avant-garde musicians the world over and contemporary DJs as well. With their documentary Pierre Henry: The Art of Sounds, directors Franck Mallet and Eric Darmon follow Henry on one such adventure, as he searches for the "perfect" sound in Paris's Coulée Verte. That footage is then intercut with vintage archival clips of audience members leaving the debut performance of Henry's classic "Concert couché," and offering their initial reactions.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2007
UPC:
0899132000435
Rating:
NR
Source:
Juxtapositions
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:49:00
Sales rank:
75,192

Special Features

Veil of Orpheus by Pierre Henry, 1953; Concert and rehearsal filmed in La Cité de la Musique Paris, December 12th, 2003

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pierre Henry: The Art of Sounds
1. Chapter 1 [7:04]
2. Chapter 2 [7:59]
3. Chapter 3 [3:56]
4. Chapter 4 [7:15]
5. Chapter 5 [5:39]
6. Chapter 6 [8:18]
7. Chapter 7 [7:20]
8. Chapter 8 [4:32]

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