Henri Chopin

Henri Chopin

Also known as Chopin, H. C., H.C., HC, Henry Chopin
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.ubu.com/sound/chopin.html

Discography of Henri Chopin:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Alphabet Et Glotté 2 Audio 1999 Hot Air
2 Les 9 Saintes-Phonies: A Retrospective 7 Audio 1994
3 Audiopoems 1956-1980 8 Audio 1980 Edition Hundertmark
4 Le Corpsbis & Co 4 Audio 1996 Nepless
5 Poésie Sonore 7 Audio 1983 Igloo
6 Transparence: Marc Battier On An Audiopoem By Henri Chopin 18 Audio 1995 Bond Age
7 Audiopoems 3 Audio 1971 Tangent Records (2)
8 Les Mirifiques Tundras & Compagnie 3 Audio 1997 Alga Marghen
9 Les Portes Ouvertes Ouvertement 3 Audio 2001 VOIXéditions
10 La Plaine Des Respirs 3 Audio 2007 Tochnit Aleph
11 Poesie Sonore 2 Audio Edition S Press
12 Oeuvres 9 Audio 2001 Artalect
13 Poésie Sonore 2003 4 Audio 2004 Artalect
14 Audiopoems 6 Audio 1983
15 The Body Is A Sound Factory & Co. 6 Audio 2007 Alga Marghen
16 La Plaine Des Respirs 6 Audio 2007 Tochnit Aleph
17 La Plaine Des Respirs 3 Audio 2009 Tochnit Aleph
18 Les Mirifiques Tundras & Compagnie 3 Audio 1997 Alga Marghen
19 Edizioni Di Polipoesia Numero 1 2 Audio 1983-04-00
20 Henri Chopin 7 Audio 1983 Artalect
21 Audiopoems 3 Audio 2010 Creel Pone
22 Audiopoèmes 1972 - 1991 6 Audio 1993 Menú - Cuadernos De Poesía
23 Cinquième Saison N° 30/31 4 Audio 1967 Revue OU


Henri Chopin (1922, Paris, France - January 3, 2008, England, United Kingdom) is an avant-garde poet and musician. Henri Chopin is a little-known but key figure of the French avant-garde during the second half of the 20th century. Known primarily as a concrete and sound poet, he created a large body of pioneering recordings using early tape recorders, studio technologies and the sounds of the manipulated human voice. His emphasis on sound is a reminder that language stems as much from oral traditions as from classic literature, of the relationship of balance between order and chaos. Chopin is significant above all for his diverse spread of creative achievement, as well as for his position as a focal point of contact for the international arts. As poet, painter, graphic artist and designer, typographer, independent publisher, film-maker, broadcaster and arts promoter, Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. His publication and design of the classic audio-visual magazines Cinquième Saison and OU between 1958 and 1974, each issue containing recordings as well as texts, images, screenprints and multiples, brought together international contemporary writers and artists such as members of Lettrisme and Fluxus, Jiri Kolar, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Tom Phillips, Brion Gysin, William S. Burroughs and many others, as well as bringing the work of survivors from earlier generations such as Raoul Hausmann and Marcel Janco to a fresh audience.


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