Pierre Henry & The Art Of Sounds

The Art Of Sounds is a 2007 documentary on French electronic music pioneer Pierre Henry (1927 – 2017).

Henry, along with his colleague Pierre Schaeffer, was one of the pioneers of musique concrète – an approach to electronic music base on using recorded audio as source material for creating musical works.

The work of Henry & Schaeffer is a precursor to turntablism and modern sampling.

“The technique of sampling is at the heart of musique concrète,” noted Henry in a 1997 interview. “We invented an alphabet, and today it has become a language.”

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