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November 30, 2013: Dhomont, Chowning, Henry Get the Giga-Hertz-Award 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013 General

The Giga-Hertz-Award 2013 celebrates the career of two composers and three production prizes are given to composers for projects to be realized at the ZKM or the Experimentalstudio. The grand prizes for electronic music were attributed to John Chowning and Francis Dhomont while the three production prizes were awarded to Roque Rivas, Alexander Schubert, and Ying Wang. The grand prize for sound art was attributed to Pierre Henry. The awards will be presented on November 30, 2013 at the ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany).

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August 21 – 24, 2008: Ascione, Barrett, Chion, Dhomont, Gobeil, Henry… at Futura 07, Crest, France

Friday, August 1, 2008 In concert

The Futura festival will take place from August 21 to 24, 2008 in Crest (France). Amongst guest composers, let’s point Patrick Ascione, Natasha Barrett, Michel Chion, Pierre Henry, and Lionel Marchetti’s presence. Also, in the Nuit blanche programme (August 23rd) Gilles Gobeil will present his piece Ombres, espaces, silences…, Francis Dhomont will diffuse Signé Dionysos, and Annette Vande Gorne her piece Exil, chant II.

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August 18 – 27, 2006: 35 Hours of Non-Stop Electro at Futura 06, Crest, France

Friday, July 28, 2006 In concert

This year, the Futura 06 festival in Crest (France) is compressed into a 3-day event — August 18 — 20, 2006 — and into one 35-hour concert. Amongst the featured composers: Luc Ferrari (homage), Michèle Bokanowski, Michel Chion, Darren Copeland, Matmos, Yann Paranthoën (homage), Elsa Justel, Roxanne Turcotte, and Pierre Henry. Then on August 27, a concert concluding an acousmatic diffusion workshop will feature 15 works by just as many composers, including Francis Dhomont and Marc Tremblay.

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Ina-GRM: Henry and Parmegiani

Monday, December 8, 2003 New releases

Two new long-awaited releases from French label Ina-GRM (Groupe de recherches musicales). Firstly, the reissue of Bernard Parmegiani’s Violostries, a 6-work double CD dating back from what he calls The Age of Sewing, a “period when scissors helped us calibrate sounds and silences.” Finally, the new CD Labyrinthe! by Pierre Henry, a sound expedition in 10 sequences, premiered at an historical GRM concert in March 2003.