Electronic music used pure sounds, completely calibrated. You had to think digitally, as it were, in a way that allowed you to extend serial ideas into other parameters through technology.
Serial Think Electronic
I probably went to musique concrete concerts - though not the very first ones - at the beginning of the 50s.
Concerts I Ones
I think I came across Cecil Taylor a bit later, in 65 or 66. That really impressed me - Cecil Taylor is an amazing character... Both his music and the way he approaches the instrument are astonishing.
I Later Bit
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.
Had Enough Into
I was born in Paris, and I haven't moved, except until now - I live in the suburbs and I hate it.
Live Now Until
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.
Those Because Which
You turned on the radio and heard all kinds of things.
Well, first I studied piano. I wasn't very satisfied because I though my teachers were dumb... and repressive.
Were Dumb Though
Boulez seemed to me to be a guy who wrote laws. Like a company lawyer.
Wrote Me Like
I have problems with machines which aren't gestural.
I Gestural Machines
My sisters were going out with artists and poets, and eventually it was the creative world which attracted me.
World Going Poets
When the Domaine Musical started up, I wasn't part of it. They were the major players in contemporary music at that time, braodcasting old and new composers' work. And I wasn't one of them.