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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…
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…
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…
You turned on the radio and heard all kinds of things.
My sisters were going out with artists and poets, and eventually it was the creative world which attracted me.
Well, first I studied piano. I wasn’t very satisfied because I though my teachers were dumb… and repressive.
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…
I probably went to musique concrete concerts – though not the very first ones – at the beginning of the 50s.
I think I came across Cecil Taylor a bit later, in 65 or 66. That really impressed me – Cecil Taylor is an amazing character……
I was born in Paris, and I haven’t moved, except until now – I live in the suburbs and I hate it.
I have problems with machines which aren’t gestural.
Boulez seemed to me to be a guy who wrote laws. Like a company lawyer.
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…
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…
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