Pierre Henry : pioneer of musique concrète, born today

Pierre Henry was born in Paris, France, and began experimenting at the age of 15 with sounds produced by various objects. He became fascinated with the integration of noise into music. He studied with Nadia Boulanger, Olivier Messiaen, and Félix Passerone at the Paris Conservatoire from 1938 to 1948 (Dhomont 2001). Between 1949 and 1958, … Continue reading Pierre Henry : pioneer of musique concrète, born today

New Voice: David Vélez

David Vélez describes a recent work ~ Unseen Terror is a work that I composed using the sound captures I recorded during the creative process and exhibition of my installation Adrift and Catastrophe, which explores the notion of destruction and catastrophe. Listen to "Unseen Terror" Watch the installation video BIOGRAPHY David Vélez was born in Bogotá. He moved to New York … Continue reading New Voice: David Vélez

Composer Profile: Francis Dhomont

Website |  electrocd | Discogs | Bio in Canadian Encylclopedia Francis Dhomont studied under Ginette Waldmeier, Charles Koechlin and Nadia Boulanger. In the late '40’s, in Paris (France), he intuitively discovered with magnetic wire what Pierre Schaeffer would later call “musique concrète” and consequently conducted solitary experiments with the musical possibilities of sound recording. Later, leaving behind instrumental writing, he dedicated himself exclusively to … Continue reading Composer Profile: Francis Dhomont