|Expédition sonore en 10 séquences.
Pierre Henry celebrated his 75th birthday with Labyrinthe, which was premiered in a GRM concert at Radio France, salle Olivier Messiaen, on March 29th 2003. For the very first time, Pierre Henry has used sound material which was not his own. The current GRM composers offered, as greetings on the occasion of his birthday, the ground material for this piece.
Pierre Henry is one of the pioneers at GRM. He was the first professional musician to work with Pierre Schaeffer and he is one of the most popular composers to grow out of that environment. His music is musical, good natured, and lyrical. 'Labyrinthe!', in particular, is a fabulous work, with a wide variety of wonderful sounds. The movements are: 'enfoncement', 'gouffre circulaire', 'noyau secret', 'apesanteur', 'entrailles', 'four solaire', 'fissures', 'mer interieure', 'eruption', and 'remontee'.