I have problems with machines which aren't gestural.
You turned on the radio and heard all kinds of things.
Boulez seemed to me to be a guy who wrote laws. Like a company lawyer.
I was born in Paris, and I haven't moved, except until now - I live in the suburbs and I hate it.
I probably went to musique concrete concerts - though not the very first ones - at the beginning of the 50s.
Well, first I studied piano. I wasn't very satisfied because I though my teachers were dumb... and repressive.
My sisters were going out with artists and poets, and eventually it was the creative world which attracted me.
I wanted to play piano, and that slid quickly into writing - it wasn't enough to play other people's notes: I had to write notes too.
With the piano I'm completely in control of the gestural situation-not that I'm going to play the piece myself, but I know what's difficult, what's impossible.
Whereas Schaeffer and Henry were working like samplers, their idea was to capture those sounds which couldn't be serially calibrated because they were too complex in character.