KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Speaking of Music: Bernard Heidsieck, 2 of 2

Analog Audio

Event Type
Interview and Music
Program Series
Speaking of Music
Program Length
115 min
2 of 2
| broadcast
| 1991-05-31 | created
As part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian interviews one of the best known French sound poets, Bernard Heidsieck. In addition to reading some of his poetry he also plays a number of taped sound-text composition including six pieces from his series “Breaths and Brief Encounters” in which he combines his poetry with recordings of famous authors breathing. Heidsieck also talks about his life as the son of a famous champagne making family, his experiences during and directly after World War II, and his career as a banker.
Sound poetry
Musical Selections
Encounter with Dylan Thomas -- Encounter with Ezra Pound -- Encounter with Vachel Lindsay -- Encounter with Brion Gysin -- Encounter with Antonin Artaud -- Encounter with Giuseppe Ungaretti
Sound poetry
Text-sound compositions
Related places
San Francisco (Calif.) (was recorded at)
Berkeley (Calif.) (was broadcast at)
Related Entities
Amirkhanian, Charles
Heidsieck, Bernard, 1928-2014