Pierre Henry: The Art of Sounds

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: ...
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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.
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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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2007
  • UPC: 899132000435
  • Rating:

  • Source: Juxtapositions
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 63,032

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pierre Henry
Technical Credits
Eric Darmon Director, Screenwriter
Franck Mallet Director, Screenwriter
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Pierre Henry: The Art of Sounds
   The Art of Sounds
      Play Film
      Scene Selection
   More Pierre Henry DVD Extras
      Play Film
      Scene Selections
         "The Veil of Orpheus" - Concert
         "The Veil of Orpheus" - Rehearsal
         "Le Candidat"
   Languages
      English
      Français
      Deutsch
   Catalogue - Juxta Positions
      Gustav Mahler: Voyage to Cytherea
      Gustav Mahler: I Have Lost Touch With the World
      Igor Stravinsky: The Final Chorale/Five Orchestral Pieces
      Arvo Pärt: 24 Preludes for a Fugue
      Philip Glass: Looking Glass
      Pierre Boulez Eclat: Sur Incises
      György Kurtág: The Matchstick Man/The Seventh Door
      Elliot Carter: A Labyrinth of Time
      Georges Aperghis: Storm Beneath a Skull/The Little Red Riding Hood
      Tan Dun Tea: Broken Silence
      Olivier Messiaen: The Crystal Liturgy
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