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Pierre, Henri

Born: 1927 AD
Died: 0000 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Composers

1927 – He was a French composer born on the 9th day of December this year in Paris, France. He is considered a pioneer of the musique concrète genre of electronic music.


1949 – Between this year until 1958, he worked at the Club d’Essai studio at RTF, founded by Pierre Schaeffer. During this period, he wrote the 1950 piece Symphonie pour un homme seul, in cooperation with Schaeffer; he also composed the first musique concrète to appear in a commercial film, the 1952 short film Astrologie ou le miroir de la vie.


1967 – Henry has scored numerous additional films and ballets. Among Henry’s best known works is this year’s experimental album Messe pour le temps présent, one of several cooperation with choreographer Maurice Béjart featuring the popular track "Psyche Rock".


1999 – This year, Fatboy Slim issued a remix of Psyche Rock.