Scored for Maurice BĂ©jart-s choreography to the OrphĂ©e Ballet, based on the Greek god, Orpheus, this is one of Pierre Henry-s finest works of musique concrĂ¨te, the genre in which Henry was an early innovator and to which he devoted his career. After years working for the French national radio *RTF( and honing his studio chops on radio spots and editing&composition, Henryformed his own studio in 1958 and began working on modern dance and ballet and soundtrack work. Incorporating percussion, industrial soundscapes, nature sounds, spoken French narrative, and synthesized tones, OrphĂ©e Ballet is a beautiful piece that while less known than what is perhaps his most famous work, also for BĂ©jart-s ballet production, 1967-s Les Jerks Ă‰lectroniques De La Messe Pour Le Temps PrĂ©sent Et Musiques ConcrĂ¨tes Pour Maurice BĂ©jart, is equally compelling and groundbreaking. Following his passing last year at age 89, Henry-s work has found renewed interest, and this is a welcome reissue of one of his rarest and finest works. Truly brilliant. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies.