Pierre Henry

Pierre Henry

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Born: December 9th, 1927 in Paris, France.

After most traditional studies in the Academy of Paris, with Olivier Messiaen (harmony) and Nadia Boulanger (composition), Pierre makes, in 1949, the decisive meeting of Pierre Schaeffer, with whom he founds the GRM (Group of musical research), dedicated to the experimentation in "concrete music". It is besides in collaboration with Schaeffer that it will in particular write the Symphonie pour un homme seul (1950) and the "concrete" opera Orphée (1951), taken again later (1953) with the astonishing sequence Le Voile d'Orphée", where one finds already the stretching of the duration, characteristic of his style, and the presence of the death, which will not cease inspiring him. After having founded his own studio Apsomé, he undertakes a long collaboration with the choreographer Maurice Béjart (Messe pour le temps présent). Working initially in the direction of a certain purification, with the ballet Le Voyage (1962), according to the Tibetan Book of Dead, and the famous Variations pour une porte et un soupir (1963), he returns to a certain baroquism with the Messe de Liverpool (1967-68) and the Apocalypse de Jean (1968), or works of a readily disproportionate ambition like the Dixième symphonie, gigantic joining of extracts of the nine symphonies of Beethoven (1979), or the spectacle of the Noces chymiques (1980), he is at the same time the type-setter and the director.
By his fruitfulness, his taste of excess and his extraordinary imagination, Pierre Henry is regarded as the largest type-setter of electroacoustic music of our time ; he is also one of the great creators of today.
Owner of Studio Son/Ré.
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Pierre Henry Discography

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33 LD 111 Paul Sarisson Présente Claude Pascal (3) Dit Par Michel Vitold Dit Par Silvia Monfort Musique De Pierre Henry Paul Sarisson Présente Claude Pascal (3) Dit Par Michel Vitold Dit Par Silvia Monfort Musique De Pierre Henry - L'Occident Est Bleu / L'An Cinquante-Six(LP, Ltd, Num) Discolivre 33 LD 111 France 1958 Sell This Version
DR 30 S 1 Pierre Henry, Darius Milhaud Pierre Henry, Darius Milhaud - Mariage De La Feuille Et Du Cliché(LP) Vega DR 30 S 1 France 1958 Sell This Version
N° 25 103 M Luc Estang & Pierre Henry Luc Estang & Pierre Henry - Saint-Exupéry(10") Unidisc (2) N° 25 103 M France 1959 Sell This Version
CDR 140 Pierre Henry, Maurice Béjart Pierre Henry, Maurice Béjart - Orphée (Album) Critère CDR 140 France 1960 Sell This Version
PM 30 Mc 27-29-31 Pierre Henry L'Évangile Selon Saint Marc(3xLP + Box) Pastorale Et Musique PM 30 Mc 27-29-31 France 1963 Sell This Version
PM 30 Lc 09.11.13.15.17 Pierre Henry L'Évangile Selon Saint Luc(5xLP + Box) Pastorale Et Musique PM 30 Lc 09.11.13.15.17 France 1963 Sell This Version
PM 30 Mt 19-21-23-25 Pierre Henry L'Évangile Selon Saint Matthieu(4xLP + Box) Pastorale Et Musique PM 30 Mt 19-21-23-25 France 1963 Sell This Version
UD 30.3005, 30 3005 Pierre Henry La Reine Verte Unidisc (2) UD 30.3005, 30 3005 France 1965 Sell This Version
PM 30 Jn 01. 03.05.07 Pierre Henry L'Évangile Selon Saint Jean(4xLP + Box) Pastorale Et Musique PM 30 Jn 01. 03.05.07 France 1965 Sell This Version
4FE8000, 836 899 DSY Pierre Henry Le Voyage - D'après Le Livre Des Morts Tibétain (Album) Philips 4FE8000, 836 899 DSY UK 1967 Sell This Version
836.893 DSY Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier - Les Jerks Électroniques De La Messe Pour Le Temps Present Et Musiques Concrètes Pour Maurice Béjart (Album, Comp) Philips 836.893 DSY France 1967 Sell This Version
LS 86059 Pierre Henry Variations Pour Une Porte Et Un Soupir (Album) Philips LS 86059 US 1968 Sell This Version
836 892 , 836 892 DSY Pierre Henry La Noire À Soixante / Granulométrie (Album) Philips, Philips 836 892 , 836 892 DSY France 1968 Sell This Version
LLX 86049 Pierre Henry Le Voyage(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Limelight LLX 86049 US 1968 Sell This Version
837.923/25 LY Pierre Henry Apocalypse De Jean - Volumes I-II-III (Album) Philips 837.923/25 LY France 1969 Sell This Version
ILPS 9107, ILPS-9107 Spooky Tooth / Pierre Henry Spooky Tooth / Pierre Henry - Ceremony: An Electronic Mass (Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9107, ILPS-9107 UK 1969 Sell This Version
836.887 , 836.887 DSY Pierre Henry Voile D'Orphée I Et II / Entité / Spirale Philips 836.887 , 836.887 DSY France 1969 Sell This Version
6510 001 Pierre Henry Messe De Liverpool Philips 6510 001 France 1970 Sell This Version
6521 022 Pierre Henry Mise En Musique Du Corticalart De Roger Lafosse Philips 6521 022 France 1971 Sell This Version
6504 052 Pierre Henry Mouvement-Rythme-Étude (Album) Philips 6504 052 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
6510 013, 6510-013 Pierre Henry Machine Danse (Album) Philips 6510 013, 6510-013 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
6510 016 Pierre Henry Prismes Philips 6510 016 France 1973 Sell This Version
6510 015 Pierre Henry Cortical Art III(LP) Philips 6510 015 France 1973 Sell This Version
6510 012 Pierre Schaeffer / Pierre Henry Pierre Schaeffer / Pierre Henry - Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seul / Concerto Des Ambiguïtés (Album) Philips 6510 012 France 1972 Sell This Version
6565 001 Pierre Henry Musiques Pour Une Fête(LP, Album) Philips 6565 001 France 1976 Sell This Version