During his life, Pierre Henry composed many incidental music to literary texts, either on disc or on stage, from Jules Verne to Victor Hugo, from Lautréamont to Antonin Artaud. This rare 10-in LP from 1959 is a radio play about the life of French pilot and writer Antoine de Saint Exupéry, based on the 1956 book by Luc Estang on the subject. The interprets are a small theater troupe including French actor Paul Meurisse (1912-1979), famous for popular films and as a member of national theater company, La Comédie Française. Underlying key scenes, Pierre Henry’s contribution to the play consists of nice sound interjections of electronic and musique concrète sounds, adding a contemporary dimension to an otherwise unimaginative radio play.
PIERRE HENRY Saint Exupéry
01 Side A (17:00)
02 Side B (18:28)
Total time 35:28
10-in released by Unidisc, ref. 25103M, France, 1959