Hommage Pierre Henry – Yassur parle au concrète
Released on Bandcamp
This year (2017) we said goodbye to Pierre Henry. On Bandcamp you can meet some artists who created a hommage to this pioneer in integrating noise into music. All made a piece of about 4 minutes 30 seconds en ‘musique concrète’. The concept of Soundscape is not far away here, however, in musique concrète, one mostly ‘should’ start from a ‘concrete’ sound, something real which then can be processed. This differs from the absolute freedom Music for Installations uses in creating soundscapes, where the source can be anything, also virtual. Thank you Pierre.
The initiative came from Institute For Alien Research, who wanted to create an album with only reflections on Musique Concrète, al in length of 4 minutes 33 seconds. Released on the 9th of December 2017, it commemorates Pierre Henry‘s birthday.
It all dates back to Pierre Schaeffer, who named the term Musique Concrète as the representation of sound that has been reworked electronically and played through speakers. The use of ‘real’ sounds in stead of e.g. synth sounds is essential in this field. Discussion point for you and your friends: the idea was that using real sounds will result in a more human music in stead of the generated tones from synths.