Everything you need to know about: Musique concrète

Pierre Schaeffer

Pierre Schaeffer. (Image credit: Laszlo Ruszka / INA via Getty Images)

This sonic experimentalism, born in 1940s Paris and Cairo, left a lasting legacy on modern music

The term ‘concrète’ music was coined in the 1940s by Paris-based engineer, composer and sonic experimentalist Pierre Schaeffer. Defined as music created using recorded sound as source material (ie ‘concrete’ sound sources rather than musical instruments), musique concrète grew out of an experimental environment as recording equipment slowly became more commonplace. Full story.

Future Music (MusicRadar) / June 3, 2020

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