Expo 58

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The Philips Pavilion at Expo 58

From 17-19th October 1958,[1] Delia went with Jonathan Harvey to Expo 58, l'Exposition Internationale et Universelle,[2] in Brussels, where they heard the world première of Varese's "Poème Eléctronique"[3] at its world première, performed on 425 speakers.[4]

Group photo of electronic musicians at Expo 58. From left to right, first row: Mauricio Kagel, Earl Brown, Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen; second row: Henk Badings, André Boucourechliev, Bruno Maderna, Henri Pousseur, Marina Scriabine, Luc Ferrari, Pierre Schaeffer; Lying down: John Cage.

Tristram Cary and Daphne Oram were also there, though presumably she didn't know them at that point, as were most of the electronic musical luminaries of the time.[5]

External links


  1. Expo 58 on wikipedia.org
  2. Legend to the Expo 58 group photo.
  3. Personal communication from Jonathan Harvey's daughter, May 2017.
  4. Professor Chou Wen-chung, musical executor of the Varese estate, on Edgard Varese's "Poem Electronique" on furious.com
  5. These Hopeful Machines, at 6:05.