Jean-Jacques Perrey

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Jean Marcel Leroy
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Jean-Jacques Perrey (born 20 January 1929, Amiens, France - died 4 November, 2016, Lausanne, 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: The In Sound From Way Out! (1966) and 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

25.18 JL 20 Prélude Au Sommeil — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean-Jacques Perrey Prélude Au Sommeil (Album) Institut Dormiphone 25.18 JL 20 France 1958 Sell This Version
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EIR 0035, AA76.439 Cadmus Le Robot De L'Espace — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean-Jacques Perrey Cadmus Le Robot De L'Espace (Album) Philips, Philips EIR 0035, AA76.439 France 1959 Sell This Version
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MC-11686R Musique Electronique Du Cosmos (Electronic Music From Outer Space) — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean Jacques Perrey* Musique Electronique Du Cosmos (Electronic Music From Outer Space) MusiCues MC-11686R US 1962 Sell This Version
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VSD-79286 The Amazing New Electronic Pop Sound Of Jean Jacques Perrey — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean Jacques Perrey* The Amazing New Electronic Pop Sound Of Jean Jacques Perrey (Album) Vanguard VSD-79286 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
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G 956 Electronic Music — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean Jacques Perey* Electronic Music(Acetate, LP, S/Sided, Mono) Not On Label G 956 France 1968 Sell This Version
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SPC-3160 The Happy Moog! — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean-Jacques Perrey & Harry Breuer Jean-Jacques Perrey & Harry Breuer - The Happy Moog! (Album) Pickwick SPC-3160 US 1969 Sell This Version
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VSD 6549 Moog Indigo — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean Jacques Perrey* Moog Indigo (Album) Vanguard VSD 6549 US 1970 Sell This Version
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MON 33, 46532, 46.532 Dynamoog — Jean-Jacques Perrey 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
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MP 131 Kartoonery — Jean-Jacques Perrey 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
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JKLL2002 Energize With Exercise — Jean-Jacques Perrey 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
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BATC 001 Eclektronics — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean-Jacques Perrey & David Chazam Jean-Jacques Perrey & David Chazam - Eclektronics (Album) Basetonic Records BATC 001 France 1998 Sell This Version
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KOK 2000 Circus Of Life — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean-Jacques Perrey, Gilbert Sigrist & O.C. Banks Jean-Jacques Perrey, Gilbert Sigrist & O.C. Banks - Circus Of Life (Album) Koka Media KOK 2000 France 2000 Sell This Version
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DD017LP Moog Sensations — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean-Jacques Perrey Moog Sensations (Album) Dare-Dare DD017LP France 2001 Sell This Version
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OGL 89138-2 The Happy Electropop Music Machine! — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean-Jacques Perrey & Dana Countryman Jean-Jacques Perrey & Dana Countryman - The Happy Electropop Music Machine! (Album) Oglio Records OGL 89138-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
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LLP 64 Moog Acid — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean-Jacques Perrey & Luke Vibert Jean-Jacques Perrey & Luke Vibert - Moog Acid (Album) Lo Recordings LLP 64 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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OGL 89150-PRO Destination Space — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean-Jacques Perrey & Dana Countryman Jean-Jacques Perrey & Dana Countryman - Destination Space (Album) Oglio Records OGL 89150-PRO US 2008 Sell This Version
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INVITRO011 Froots — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean Jacques Perrey* & Cosmic Pocket* Jean Jacques Perrey* & Cosmic Pocket* - Froots (Album) In Vitro Records INVITRO011 France 2010 Sell This Version
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FRVR52 ELA — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean-Jacques Perrey Et David Chazam Jean-Jacques Perrey Et David Chazam - ELA (Album) Freaksville Records FRVR52 Belgium 2014 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

20895 Les Folles Aventures d'Omer Et de Jacques Courtois: Omer En Synovie — Jean-Jacques Perrey 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
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VRS-35105 Passport To The Future — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean Jacques Perrey* Passport To The Future (Single) Astor VRS-35105 US 1969 Sell This Version
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STU 42349 The Little Ships / Mary France — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean Jacques Perrey* The Little Ships / Mary France(7", Single) Vanguard STU 42349 Denmark 1969 Sell This Version
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MPS 507 Berceuse Pour Un Bebe Robot / La Panthere Cosmique — Jean-Jacques Perrey 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
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231.379 Glop — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean-Jacques Perrey Glop(7") Riviera (3) 231.379 France 1971 Sell This Version
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VAN 1005 Gossipo Perpetuo — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean Jacques Perrey* Gossipo Perpetuo Vanguard VAN 1005 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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VAN 1008 The Minuet Of The Robots — Jean-Jacques Perrey Jean Jacques Perrey* The Minuet Of The Robots (Single) Vanguard VAN 1008 UK 1973 Sell This Version