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Born: 1929-02-05
Profession: Composer
Nation: French
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Electronic music used pure sounds, completely calibrated. You had to think digitally, as it were, in a way that allowed you to extend serial ideas into other parameters through technology.

Tags: Music, Technology, Used

Boulez seemed to me to be a guy who wrote laws. Like a company lawyer.

Tags: Company, Guy, Lawyer

I have problems with machines which aren't gestural.

Tags: Machines, Problems

I probably went to musique concrete concerts - though not the very first ones - at the beginning of the 50s.

Tags: Beginning, Concerts, Though

I wanted to play piano, and that slid quickly into writing - it wasn't enough to play other people's notes: I had to write notes too.

Tags: Enough, Wanted, Writing

I was born in Paris, and I haven't moved, except until now - I live in the suburbs and I hate it.

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My sisters were going out with artists and poets, and eventually it was the creative world which attracted me.

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Well, first I studied piano. I wasn't very satisfied because I though my teachers were dumb... and repressive.

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You turned on the radio and heard all kinds of things.

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I think I came across Cecil Taylor a bit later, in 65 or 66. That really impressed me - Cecil Taylor is an amazing character... Both his music and the way he approaches the instrument are astonishing.

Tags: Amazing, Character, Music

So the ideology was that: use sounds as instruments, as sounds on tape, without the causality. It was no longer a clarinet or a spring or a piano, but a sound with a form, a development, a life of its own.

Tags: Life, Longer, Spring

When the Domaine Musical started up, I wasn't part of it. They were the major players in contemporary music at that time, braodcasting old and new composers' work. And I wasn't one of them.

Tags: Music, Time, Work

Whereas Schaeffer and Henry were working like samplers, their idea was to capture those sounds which couldn't be serially calibrated because they were too complex in character.

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With the piano I'm completely in control of the gestural situation-not that I'm going to play the piece myself, but I know what's difficult, what's impossible.

Tags: Control, Difficult, Impossible

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