Jean-Jacques Perrey

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Jean Leroy
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Jean-Jacques Perrey (born 20 January 1929, France - died 4 November, 2016, Switzerland) was a French electronic musician, composer and an early pioneer in the electronic music genre.

He was studying medicine in Paris when he met Georges Jenny, inventor of the Ondioline. Quitting medical school, Perrey travelled throughout Europe demonstrating this keyboard ancestor of the modern synth. At the age of 30, Perrey relocated to New York City, sponsored by Carroll Bratman, who built him an experimental laboratory and recording studio at 209 West 48th Street. Here he invented "a new process for generating rhythms with sequences and loops", utilising the environmental sounds of musique concrète. With scissors, splicing tape and tape recorders, he spent weeks piecing together a uniquely comic take on the future. Befriending Robert Moog, he became one of the first Moog musicians, creating "far out electronic entertainment". In 1965 Perrey met Gershon Kingsley, a former collaborator of John Cage. Together, using an Ondioline and Perrey's loops, they created two albums for Vanguard: Perrey - Kingsley* - The In Sound From Way Out! (1966) and Perrey & Kingsley - Kaleidoscopic Vibrations(1967). Perrey & Kingsley also collaborated on sound design for radio and television advertising.

Perrey returned to France, composing for television, scoring for ballet and continuing medical research into therapeutic sounds for insomniacs. Some of his compositions on library labels like Editions Montparnasse 2000 are credited to his daughter Pat Prilly. He said in an interview that she didn’t compose as such, but provided him with ideas and inspiration when she played on the organ. For this he gave her recognition.
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Albums

Jean-Jacques Perrey - Prélude Au Sommeil album art Jean-Jacques Perrey Prélude Au Sommeil (Album) Institut Dormiphone France 1958 Sell This Version
Jean-Jacques Perrey - Cadmus Le Robot De L'Espace album art Jean-Jacques Perrey Cadmus Le Robot De L'Espace (Album) Philips, Philips France 1959 Sell This Version
Jean-Jacques Perrey - Musique Electronique Du Cosmos (Electronic Music From Outer Space) album art Jean Jacques Perrey* Musique Electronique Du Cosmos (Electronic Music From Outer Space) MusiCues US 1962 Sell This Version
Jean-Jacques Perrey - The Amazing New Electronic Pop Sound Of Jean Jacques Perrey album art Jean Jacques Perrey* The Amazing New Electronic Pop Sound Of Jean Jacques Perrey (Album) Vanguard Australia 1968 Sell This Version
G 956 Jean-Jacques Perrey - Electronic Music album art Jean Jacques Perey* Electronic Music(Acetate, LP, S/Sided, Mono) Not On Label G 956 France 1968 Sell This Version
VSD-79286 Jean-Jacques Perrey - The Amazing New Electronic Pop Sound Of Jean Jacques Perrey album art Jean Jacques Perrey* The Amazing New Electronic Pop Sound Of Jean Jacques Perrey(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Vanguard VSD-79286 US 1968 Sell This Version
Jean-Jacques Perrey - The Happy Moog! album art Jean-Jacques Perrey & Harry Breuer Jean-Jacques Perrey & Harry Breuer - The Happy Moog! (Album) Pickwick US 1969 Sell This Version
Jean-Jacques Perrey - Moog Indigo album art Jean Jacques Perrey* Moog Indigo (Album) Vanguard US 1970 Sell This Version
MON 33, 46532, 46.532 Jean-Jacques Perrey - Dynamoog album art J.J. Perrey* & G. Sigrist* J.J. Perrey* & G. Sigrist* - Dynamoog(LP) Mondiophone, Crea Sound Ltd., Crea Sound Ltd. MON 33, 46532, 46.532 France 1976 Sell This Version
MP 131 Jean-Jacques Perrey - Kartoonery album art Jean-Jacques Perrey, Daniel Longuein Et Guy Boyer Jean-Jacques Perrey, Daniel Longuein Et Guy Boyer - Kartoonery(LP) Editions Montparnasse 2000 MP 131 France 1980 Sell This Version
JKLL2002 Jean-Jacques Perrey - Energize With Exercise album art Jean-Jacques Perrey, Bette & Ione Darrell Jean-Jacques Perrey, Bette & Ione Darrell - Energize With Exercise(LP) Black & White (3) JKLL2002 US 1982 Sell This Version
Jean-Jacques Perrey - Eclektronics album art Jean-Jacques Perrey & David Chazam Jean-Jacques Perrey & David Chazam - Eclektronics (Album) Basetonic Records France 1998 Sell This Version
Jean-Jacques Perrey - Circus Of Life album art Jean-Jacques Perrey Circus Of Life (Album) Koka Media France 2000 Sell This Version
Jean-Jacques Perrey - Moog Sensations album art Jean-Jacques Perrey Moog Sensations (Album) Dare-Dare France 2001 Sell This Version
Jean-Jacques Perrey - The Happy Electropop Music Machine! album art Jean-Jacques Perrey & Dana Countryman Jean-Jacques Perrey & Dana Countryman - The Happy Electropop Music Machine! (Album) Oglio Records US 2006 Sell This Version
Jean-Jacques Perrey - Moog Acid album art Jean-Jacques Perrey & Luke Vibert Jean-Jacques Perrey & Luke Vibert - Moog Acid (Album) Lo Recordings UK 2007 Sell This Version
Jean-Jacques Perrey - Destination Space album art Jean-Jacques Perrey & Dana Countryman Jean-Jacques Perrey & Dana Countryman - Destination Space (Album) Oglio Records US 2008 Sell This Version
Jean-Jacques Perrey - Froots album art Jean Jacques Perrey* & Cosmic Pocket* Jean Jacques Perrey* & Cosmic Pocket* - Froots (Album) In Vitro Records France 2010 Sell This Version
Jean-Jacques Perrey - ELA album art Jean-Jacques Perrey Et David Chazam Jean-Jacques Perrey Et David Chazam - ELA (Album) Freaksville Records Belgium 2014 Sell This Version
Mad Ave. Records Jean-Jacques Perrey - Commercials In A Plain Brown Wrapper album art Jean-Jacques Perrey Commercials In A Plain Brown Wrapper(LP, Album) Mad Ave. Records Mad Ave. Records US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

20895 Jean-Jacques Perrey - Les Folles Aventures d'Omer Et de Jacques Courtois: Omer En Synovie album art Jean-Jacques Perrey, Jacques Courtois Jean-Jacques Perrey, Jacques Courtois - Les Folles Aventures d'Omer Et de Jacques Courtois: Omer En Synovie(7", EP) Polydor 20895 France 1959 Sell This Version
Jean-Jacques Perrey - The Minuet Of The Robots / Porcupine Rock album art Jean-Jacques Perrey The Minuet Of The Robots / Porcupine Rock Vanguard UK 1968 Sell This Version
Jean-Jacques Perrey - Passport To The Future album art Jean Jacques Perrey* Passport To The Future (Single) Astor US 1969 Sell This Version
STU 42349 Jean-Jacques Perrey - The Little Ships / Mary France album art Jean Jacques Perrey* The Little Ships / Mary France(7", Single) Vanguard STU 42349 Denmark 1969 Sell This Version
MPS 507 Jean-Jacques Perrey - Berceuse Pour Un Bebe Robot / La Panthere Cosmique album art Pat Prilly, Louis Delacour, Jean-Jacques Perrey Pat Prilly, Louis Delacour, Jean-Jacques Perrey - Berceuse Pour Un Bebe Robot / La Panthere Cosmique(7", Single) Editions Montparnasse 2000 MPS 507 France 1971 Sell This Version