The Poème électronique
was experienced in the
Brussels World Fair
Louis Kalff, artistic director of Philips, wished to
exhibit the technological achievements through an impressive
He asked the architect Le Corbusier "not a hall, but a platter on which to
serve the products of contemporary technology to an international audience".
LC conceived an electronic poem for a specific physical space
("... I will make an electronic poem and the bottle that contains it"),
a synthesis of the arts in collaboration with Iannis
Xenakis and Edgar Varèse.