Chez Pierre Henry

Arthur Lyman's Taboo? No, Pierre Henry's masks
The magnetic tapes shelvesA Pierre Henry's drawing & assemblageArt in the privies!A Musique Concrète manifest

It’s now an enduring tradition in Paris: Pierre Henry‘s house opens to the public every summer evening during impromptu electroacoustic concerts. It’s a narrow, 4-storeys building whose rooms (including kitchen and toilets) are full of Henry’s collages and assemblages, in the Nouveau Réalisme style (Arman, César, Tinguely). The walls are completely covered with artworks, the house is stuffed to death. On Saturday Aug. 1st, ’09, Henry was at the console for a live mix of Dieu (1977), with French actor Jean-Paul Farré reading from Victor Hugo’s poem. Small speakers were installed in each room through an excellent sound system. In case you’d be interested by the pictures above, the following link directs to an archive of 37, high-resolution photos I took this evening.


4 Responses to “Chez Pierre Henry”

  1. 1 twinkle August 11, 2009 at 11:13 am

    A wonder to revisit. Thank you.

  2. 2 continuo August 11, 2009 at 11:17 am

    It was nice to meet you there.

  3. 3 walder September 9, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Bonsoir. Je suis à la recherche d’une oeuvre de Pierre Henry intitulée “Carnets de Venise”. Je me permets de vous interroger à ce sujet, car à ma connaissance cette oeuvre est très difficile à trouver.
    Il s’agit d’une commande de la biennale de Venise en 2001, je crois…

  4. 4 continuo September 9, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    C’est d’autant plus difficile à trouver que ce n’est pas paru en disque. Je n’en sais pas plus, désolé.

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