Henry, Pierre Georges
In 1960 he and Jean Baronnnet founded the first private electronic music studio in France. Continuing his experimentation with ambient sound, he created Variations pour une porte et un soupir [variations for a door and a sigh] (1963). Henry also composed numerous works for the ballets of Maurice Bejart, including Orphée (1953) and Messe pour le temps present [mass for the present time] (1967), featuring his composition
Psyché Rock. Later works include Futuriste [futurist] (1975), an homage to the Italian futurist Luigi Russolo; La Dixième Symphonie [tenth symphony] (1979), a tribute to Beethoven; and Intérieur/Extérieur [interior/exterior] (1997), pieces to be performed inside his house.
See E. Darmon and F. Mallet, dir., The Art of Sounds (documentary, 2006).
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