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An Interview with Henri Chopin (April 3, 1972)

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 26 min
Event Type: Interview Program Origin: KPFA

An interview with Henri Chopin and his family, recorded by Charles Amirkhanian and Carol Law at Chopin’s home in Ingatestone, Essex, on April 3, 1972. Chopin’s English wife, Jean, assists in translating from French to English during this discussion about Chopin’s early work, influences, and recent publications. Also joining in the discussion is Chopin’s daughter Brigitte who is also an artist. Henri Chopin was an active member of the French avant-garde from at least 1950 until his death in 2008. Chopin was a pioneer in the field of musique concrète and sound poetry, being one of the first to recognize the potential for such creations when tape recorders initially became available to consumers. Chopin also published a magazine called “OU”, the premiere publication for visual or concrete poetry, from his home in England. “OU” also often included a record of sound poetry with each issue.

Musical Selections:  Le Discours Des Ministres [a poem] (1961) (2:43)
Genre:  Sound Poetry
Subject:  Chopin, Henri; Sound poetry; Text-sound compositions; Concrete poetry
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Law, Carol; Chopin, Henri; Chopin, Jean ; Ratcliffe-Chopin, Jean; Chopin, Brigitte ; Morton, Brigitte
Recording Date:  4/3/1972
 
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