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Author: John Dack,Christine North,Pierre Schaeffer
ISBN: 0520265734
Subcategory: Music
Pages 244 pages
Publisher University of California Press; First edition (November 26, 2012)
Language English
Category: Photo and Art
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eBook In Search of a Concrete Music download

by John Dack,Christine North,Pierre Schaeffer


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Christine North and John Dack’s translation brilliantly captures Schaeffer’s painstaking reinvention of the vocabulary of music. Simon Emmerson, Professor of Music, Technology, and Innovation, De Montfort University. Hardcover: 244 pages.

Pierre Schaeffer (1910-1995), was one of the founding fathers of music technology. Now, thanks to Christine North and John Dack, Schaeffer’s difficult and complex French, often filled with ironic (and quite humorous) observations, has been rendered into clear and elegant English which revealed, even to an old hand like myself, many new aspects of Schaeffer’s personality and thought.

by Pierre Schaeffer (Author), John Dack (Translator), Christine North (Translator). Schaeffer’s theories have had a profound influence on composers working with technology.

In this early work Schaeffer uses "allure" to describe the way that sound moves over time (see figs.

Schaeffer’s prose, translated masterfully by North and Dack, captures these uneven rhythms of intuition and perplexity, and his imagination and wit as he sets his observations not only against official and unofficial histories of music, but against contemporary art, poetry, and science. The sense of excitement is evident

Pierre Schaeffer (author), John Dack (translator), Christine North . Synopsis This unique book is essential for anyone interested in contemporary musicology or media history.

Pierre Schaeffer (author), John Dack (translator), Christine North (translator). Paperback 244 Pages, Published: 08/01/2013. This unique book is essential for anyone interested in contemporary musicology or media history.

The collection is discussed, among other works of Schaeffer's, in chapter two of Robert Martial's Pierre Schaeffer, des transmissions à Orphée.

Description In this book Schaeffer has unveiled the major philosophical problems of music of the . Christine North and John Dack's translation brilliantly captures Schaeffer's painstaking reinvention of the vocabulary of music.

In this book Schaeffer has unveiled the major philosophical problems of music of the second half of the twentieth century.

John Dack (Translation). Christine North (Translation).

Pierre Schaeffer’s In Search of a Concrete Music (À la recherche d’une musique concrète) has long been considered a classic text in electroacoustic music and sound recording. Now Schaeffer’s pioneering work―at once a journal of his experiments in sound composition and a treatise on the raison d’être of “concrete music”―is available for the first time in English translation. Schaeffer’s theories have had a profound influence on composers working with technology. However, they extend beyond the confines of the studio and are applicable to many areas of contemporary musical thought, such as defining an ‘instrument’ and classifying sounds. Schaeffer has also become increasingly relevant to DJs and hip-hop producers as well as sound-based media artists. This unique book is essential for anyone interested in contemporary musicology or media history.