Smith, Ronald B.


An Interview with Tristan Murail

Computer Music Journal: Vol. 24, no.1. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 11-19.


Language(s): English


Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Mixed Work


An interview with composer and founder of the ensemble L’Itineraire - Tristran Murail. He describes the contemporary music scene in Paris in the early 1970’s, including the electronic technology that the ensemble was using at that time. He discusses the aesthetic mission of the ensemble and his thoughts on the aesthetic movement known as ‘spectral composition’, that himself and Gerard Grisey are credited with founding.