Thursday, 11 October 2012

Robert Cahen

Robert Cahen video artist, photographer and composer first developed his work as the result of his studies of electro acoustic composition with Michel Chion and Pierre Schaeffer at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique (CNSM) in Paris in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Cahen discovered and used the EMS Spectron in a series of video works he made in the late 1970s. He first worked with the an early French video processor called the Truquer Universel built by Francis Coupigny , Cahen began using the Spectron when he gained access to one whilst working at the INA (Institut National de l’ Audiovisuel), and produced Sans Titre (1977), L’Eclipse (1979), Trompe- l’oeil (1979) and L’ent’apercu (1980) he has gone on to produce many more interesting works and collaborations.

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