The Voice and its Double
The Voice and its Double

“La fusée interplanetaire”



“Le corps” part I, “Déchirure de l’air”



“Le rire est debout”

The contributions of the French-English artist Henri Chopin (1922–2008) to the recorded voice in art are rightly considered fundamental. According to Bruno Bossis in “La Voix et la Machine”, “it was Chopin who experimented and discovered many of its possibilities, especially in the “Revue OU”, where he created a platform for many other artists”. The pieces chosen trace a vital trajectory through Chopin’s work, from the vocal incarnation of a rocket flight in 1963, through a composition deploying the sounds of the air in the human body in 1966, to a dark and atmospheric work from 1969 consisting of laughter. The presence of lower frequencies in these compositions recommend playback on a more responsive system than laptop speakers.