Pierre Henry


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Genres: Classical/Opera, Electronica/Dance

Pierre Henry (born 9 December 1927 in Paris, France) is a French composer, considered a pioneer of the musique concrète genre of electronic music. Pierre Henry began experimenting at the age of 15 with sounds produced by various objects, and became fascinates with the integration of noise into music. studied with Nadia Boulanger, Olivier Messiaen, and Félix Passerone at the Paris Conservatoire from 1938 to 1948 (Dhomont 2001). Between 1949 and 1958, Henry worked at the Club d'Essai studio at RTF, which had been founded by Pierre Schaeffer in 1943 (Dhomont 2001). During this period, he wrote the 1950 piece ''Symphonie pour un homme seul'', in cooperation with Schaeffer; he also composed the... Continue Bio >>


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