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Schaeffer, Pierre

Situation actuelle de la musique expérimentale


Tuesday 19 July 2005, by Pierre Couprie

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After a general introduction, Pierre Schaeffer describes the characteristics of electronic music and musique concrète. The first is based on sound synthesis calculated by the composer and the second is the result of improvisation by the composer using acoustic material. However, both are concerned with the same problems: structure (there is too much structure for electronic music and not enough structure for musique concrète) and the impossible relation between scientific experimentation and the aesthetic experience.

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