Pierre Bastien

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        Mechanical composer Pierre Bastien was born in Paris in 1953; while at the University of Sorbonne he studied French and 18th century literature but always harbored a fascination for experimental music, in particular the work of John Cage, and upon graduating wrote for ballet and string quartet. While composing for choreographer Dominique Bagouet's ballet Tartine, in 1986 Bastien assembled his first music-generating machine from a turntable engine, a cymbal and a Meccano erector ... Read more

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