PIERRE HENRY

WRITTEN BY
Jesse Jarnow

A key member the Group de Recherches Musicales, the electroacoustic crew established in post-WWII Paris, the classically trained Pierre Henry was an early titan of musique concrète. The GRM's radical notion of music built around source materials rather than linear performance was a ticking conceptual time-bomb when psych rock was finally invented. Henry was right there with his 1967 single with Michel Colombier, "Psyché Rock," from which Christopher Tyng appropriately borrowed for the Futurama theme 30 years later.

Geologist: One of those dudes I discovered from records thorough WKCR. Since I was a DJ there, they encourage you to take anything out. I didn’t have many friends early in college. I'd sign out like three at a time.

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