henri pousseur

Liège à Paris

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Liège à Paris: the soundwork principle
Created in 1977 for the Centre Pompidou foundation on the stage of Paris's Beaubourg, at the instigation of Luciano Berio, "Liège à Paris" is a fifteen-part composition lasting one hour, where Henri Pousseur takes us on a voyage of exploration, mixing the voices of travellers of divere languages and accents, with the sounds of planes, trains, the atmosphere of streets and Iranian restaurants, noises of every sort, cries, ritournellos, nursery rhymes, fragments of former compositions ("Trois visages de Liège ", 1961) - a polyphonic story through with the voice (and texts) of Michel Butor - leaving Paris for a world air tour...

Henri Pousseur
Influential in contemporary music, the Belgian composer Henri Pousseur studied composition at the academies of Liège and Brussels. In his early period he wrote in Webern's serial technique style and then turned to electronic and aleatoric music. He has translated Alban Berg 's writings. He continues to have a great influence on the music today.
Votre Faust (with the writer Michel Butor) (1961-1967) -an experimental Opera , La seconde apothéose de Rameau (1981) - In electronic Music: Seismogramme (1954 - with Stockhausen), Scambi (1957) , Rimes (1959, conducted by Pierre Boulez), Trois visages de Liège (1961)...

FEATURES

HENRI POUSSEUR
MICHEL BUTOR

TRACK LISTING CD / 15 TRACKS

1-15 Liège à Paris (1977)