7 July 2017

To Pierre Henry

Pierre Henry (December 9, 1927- July 5, 2017)

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“What is time during a work on magnetic tape? It is an imposed rhythmicity by rigid durations. By this I mean, through natural and living textures, sounds interspersed, assembled according to our will, by an artificial tempo. Well, this rhythm, I will not say that one writes it: one thinks it. And to play it, one performs emotional, jerky, linear, strong, light gestures: the same gestures that Béjart invented for dance.”

Pierre Henry

Excerpt from “Journal de mes sons”. Editions Actes Sud, 2004

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