Henri Chopin

Henri Chopin

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Henri Chopin
Henri Chopin (1922, Paris, France - January 3, 2008, England, United Kingdom) is an avant-garde poet and musician. Henri Chopin is a little-known but key figure of the French avant-garde during the second half of the 20th century. Known primarily as a concrete and sound poet, he created a large body of pioneering recordings using early tape recorders, studio technologies and the sounds of the manipulated human voice. His emphasis on sound is a reminder that language stems as much from oral traditions as from classic literature, of the relationship of balance between order and chaos. Chopin is significant above all for his diverse spread of creative achievement, as well as for his position as a focal point of contact for the international arts. As poet, painter, graphic artist and designer, typographer, independent publisher, film-maker, broadcaster and arts promoter, Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. His publication and design of the classic audio-visual magazines Cinquième Saison and OU between 1958 and 1974, each issue containing recordings as well as texts, images, screenprints and multiples, brought together international contemporary writers and artists such as members of Lettrisme and Fluxus, Jiri Kolar, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Tom Phillips, Brion Gysin, William S. Burroughs and many others, as well as bringing the work of survivors from earlier generations such as Raoul Hausmann and Marcel Janco to a fresh audience.

Henri Chopin Discography


DISQUE 30-31 Henri Chopin Cinquième Saison N° 30/31(10", Ltd, Num) Revue OU DISQUE 30-31 France 1967 Sell This Version
TGS 106 Henri Chopin Audiopoems(LP, Album) Tangent Records (2) TGS 106 UK 1971 Sell This Version
22 Henri Chopin Poesie Sonore(Cass, S/Sided, Album) S Press Tonbandverlag 22 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
none Henri Chopin OH audiopoems(Cass, Album) Balsam Flex none UK 1978 Sell This Version
A.102 Henri Chopin Henri Chopin (Album) Artalect A.102 France 1983 Sell This Version
89. Karton Henri Chopin Audiopoems 1956-1980 (Album) Edition Hundertmark 89. Karton Germany 1983 Sell This Version
LP (0719) Henri Chopin Audiopoems(LP, Promo, Gat) Edizioni Lotta Poetica, Studio Morra LP (0719) Italy 1983 Sell This Version
IGL 013 Henri Chopin Poésie Sonore(LP) Igloo IGL 013 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
none Henry Chopin* Audiopoèmes 1972 - 1991(Cass, Ltd, Num, C74) Menú - Cuadernos De Poesía none Spain 1993 Sell This Version
BRCD 9595 Henri Chopin & Marc Battier Henri Chopin & Marc Battier - Transparence: Marc Battier On An Audiopoem By Henri Chopin(CD, Album) Bond Age BRCD 9595 France 1995 Sell This Version
PS 961 1001 Henri Chopin Le Corpsbis & Co (Album) Nepless PS 961 1001 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
C 2VocSon007 Henri Chopin Cantata For Two Farts & Co. Alga Marghen C 2VocSon007 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
C 5VocSon012 Henri Chopin Les Mirifiques Tundras & Compagnie Alga Marghen C 5VocSon012 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
09 Henri Chopin La Peur And Co (1958-1979)(CD, Album) ? Records (2) 09 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
A 502 Henri Chopin Poésie Sonore 2003(CDr) Artalect A 502 France 2004 Sell This Version
EM005 Henri Chopin La Danse Des Tonneaux Roulants Et Brisés(CD) Erratum EM005 France 2004 Sell This Version
TA 073 Henri Chopin La Plaine Des Respirs (Album) Tochnit Aleph TA 073 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
C 16VocSon046 Henri Chopin The Body Is A Sound Factory & Co.(LP, Ltd) Alga Marghen C 16VocSon046 Italy 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MPP2109 Henri Chopin Le Dernier Roman Du Monde(7", EP) Jo Verbruggghen MPP2109 France 1970 Sell This Version
RECORD NUMBER ONE Henri Chopin / Bernard Heidsieck Henri Chopin / Bernard Heidsieck - Record Number One(7") Stereo Headphones RECORD NUMBER ONE Australia 1982 Sell This Version
none Henri Chopin Petit Livre Des Riches Heures Signistes Et Sonores D'Henri Chopin(7", Ltd) Galerie J & J Donguy none France 1987 Sell This Version
AIRMILE 73 Henri Chopin Alphabet Et Glotté(7") Hot Air AIRMILE 73 UK 1999 Sell This Version


Numero 1, EM 8301 Henri Chopin / Arrigo Lora Totino* Henri Chopin / Arrigo Lora Totino* - Edizioni Di Polipoesia Numero 1(7", Comp, Ltd) 3Vitre, 3Vitre Numero 1, EM 8301 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
STCD 070, kp 4694 Henri Chopin Les 9 Saintes-Phonies: A Retrospective(CD, Comp, Ltd) Staalplaat, Korm Plastics STCD 070, kp 4694 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
vol.31 Charles Dreyfus, Ferdinand Kriwet, Julien Blaine, Bob George, Richard Maxfield, Henri Chopin, Rolf Julius, Milan Knížák, Diana Spodorek Charles Dreyfus, Ferdinand Kriwet, Julien Blaine, Bob George, Richard Maxfield, Henri Chopin, Rolf Julius, Milan Knížák, Diana Spodorek - Audio Trans Art Vol.1(2xLP, Comp) Slowscan vol.31 Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version