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Max Reinhardt

Max Reinhardt remembers Pierre Henry ahead of what would have been his 90th birthday with an exclusive piece by Langham Research Centre.

Like Henry, Langham Research Centre create music from recordings manipulated on reel-to-reel tape, alongside an array of vintage electronic instruments.

In this tribute to a key figure in electroacoustic music, LRC set up a dialogue between their own tape works and Henry's greatest works, including Symphonie pour un homme seul, and Messe de Liverpool.

We also have a guitar duet by Bill Mackay and Ryley Walker, two Chicago guitarists who share a love of British folk music and American primitive guitar and we dip our toe into the back catalogue of brilliant Polish label Instant Classic.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 7 Dec 2017 23:00

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