Henri Pousseur - Early Experimental Electronic Music 1954-72

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6 pages digipack + 12 page booklet

In 1954, Henri Pousseur was twenty-five when he composed his first piece of electronic music in the studios of the Cologne radio, where Stockhausen (with whom he had a close relationship) had created most of his famous pieces.

This seventh and penultimate installment in the series Henri Pousseur had programmed around his experimental and electronic music features his earliest works -his first steps.
Henri Pousseur studied at the Academies of Music in Liège and in Brussels from 1947 to 1953. He was closely associated with Pierre Froidebise and André Souris. He encountered Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Luciano Berio and thereafter devoted himself to avant-garde research. Henri Pousseur has taught in Cologne, Basel, and in the United States at SUNY Buffalo, as well as in his native Belgium. From 1970 until his retirement in 1988 he taught at the University and Conservatory of Liège where he also founded the Centre de recherches et de formation musicales de Wallonie.

All pieces have never been released on Sub Rosa before.

tracklisting CD
Séismogrammes I 1954 / 2'55
Séismogrammes II 1958 / 3'28
Scambi 1957 / 6'27
Rimes [1-2] 1958 / 10'19 version Boulez
Rimes [1-2-3] 1957 / 13'45 version Maderna
6-7-8 Trois visages de Liège 1961 / 20'41
L'air et l'eau 7'51
Voix de la ville 3'59
Forges 8'51
Eléments de Trois visages de Liège 1961-2005 / 3'09