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Chion, Michel

Guide des objets sonores, Pierre Schaeffer et la recherche musicale

1983

Paris: Ina-GRM/Buchet-Chastel.

This work is an introductory guide to the monumental Traité des objets musicaux. An index lists each Schaeferian term. Discussions of each of the terms include a combination of Pierre Schaeffer’s key ideas, includinga short definition, and the inclusion of reference pages within the Traité des objets musicaux.

Table of Contents:

  1. Research concerning the sound object
  2. Hypotheses for a generalised music
  3. A music research programme Sound classification (typology)
  4. Sound objects’ description (morphology)
  5. Epilogue - What next?

Friday 11 February 2005, by Pierre Couprie

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