Since 1971, Pierre Henry has lived and worked in one of the remaining buildings in the Picpus area of Paris. Not only the composerâ€™s workshop, a place to create music, his four storey house is a true museum of sounds, objects and assemblages put together by this genuine innovator. In addition, with the audience seated in separate rooms, the house occasionally serves as a venue for concerts generously conducted in his own home.
The book is a meeting between the camera of Bergjord, who seems to track the invisible through the object, and this oneiric world created by Henry in his house. The result creates its own imaginary structure, moving room by room, like a visit in the house, from macro close-ups to overviews. A seemingly endless flow of photos â€“ accompanied by a CD with previously unreleased pieces by Henry.
â€“ Pierre Henry, Variations for a house, and some sighs
â€“ FranĂ§ois Weyergans, Pierre Henry, my friend
â€“ Maurice Fleuret, Who is Pierre Henry?
â€“ Yves Bigot, Pierre Henry seen byâ€¦
â€“ Tommy Olsson, Whatâ€™s within a building?
â€“ Geir Egil Bergjord, Shooting from a distance
â€“ Tor Ă…ge BringsvĂ¦rd, Geir Egil Bergjord â€“ biography
â€“ Isabelle Warnier, The house of sounds â€“ A sketch of it’s history and functioning