12 | 2007
30 November – 02 December 2007, Fri–Sun
07–09 02 2007, Fri–Sun/
28–30 December 2007, Fri–Sun/
04–06 January 2008, Fri–Sun
Pierre Henry on his 80th birthday
Une maison de sons | A house of sounds
Sound compositions by Pierre Henry 1982–2002
Sound space installation at the ZKM_Cube
Fridays beginning at 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m., free admission
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ZKM | Karlsruhe presents an homage to Pierre Henry, grandfather of electro-acoustic
music and Musique Concrète, in honor of his 80th birthday, on 9 December.
Three programs will present works that he created from 1982 to 2002 for the "Studio
Akustische Kunst" at WDR Cologne.
Since the 1950s, Pierre Henry acted as a groundbreaking pioneer, opening up new
aesthetic levels of experience and transgressing genre borders in his compositions.
In 1958 he founded his own studio, "Apsome," in Paris, which was
the first private studio for electronic music; known internationally since 1990
as "Studio Son/Ré." Until today, he creates his complex electro-acoustic
compositions there, which he effectively performs through large loudspeaker systems.
In a three-part, sound space installation, ZKM will realize nine poetically-musical
radio works that Pierre Henry composed for the WDR "Studio Akustische Kunst," a
music film, and several studio conversations.
Curated by Klaus Schöning
Productions from the WDR "Studio Akustische Kunst" and
the "Son/Ré" studio in Paris
Journal of my sounds /Journal de mes sons, 1982
with Ingrid Caven
The small works / Les petits métiers 1995 Remix of
8 p.m. La Ville. Die Stadt. Metropolis Paris – Berlin 1985, Sound film
Walter Ruttman: "Berlin. Die Sinfonie der Großstadt," composition
by Pierre Henry: "Metropolis Paris"
Futuristie 1988 for Luigi Russolo
Crystal memory I/II /
Crystal mémoire I/II 1988 after
Marcel Proust with Heinz Bennent
and Hanna Schygulla
La Ville. Die Stadt. Metropolis Paris 1984
Une maison de sons / A house of sounds 1990 – 3,000
sounds from the Son/Ré sound archive
Phrases de Quatuor 1996 for Franz Schubert,
to "Schubertnotizen" by Friederike Mayröcker
Antagonismen / Antagonismes 1996 (Karl Sczuka
Equivalences 2002, Pierre Henry with Ingrid
Caven and Klaus Schöning