Palombini, Carlos

1993

Pierre Schaeffer, 1953: towards an Experimental Music

Music and Letters: Vol. 74, No. 4. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 547-557.

URL: http://www.rem.ufpr.br/REMv3.1/vol3/Schaefferi.html

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Musique Concrète Schaefferian Theory Serialism Sound Source Listening Experience Timbre Electroacoustic Music Tape Music

Abstract:

In this article, the author presents an analysis of the relationship between Pierre Schaeffer and the musical avant-garde of 1953, with particular reference to Pierre Boulez and to Schaeffer’s shift from musique concrète to recherche musicale. The main source is Schaeffer’s ’Vers une musique expérimentale’; extensive excerpts are translated here into English. The antagonism between the Paris and Cologne studios is discussed in the light of two different approaches to technology and tradition; for the exponents of elektronische Musik new technology was a means to perfect Western music, while for Schaeffer it was simply a means to make new musical discoveries.

All references of the same author:

(English)

Palombini, Carlos (1993a). Pierre Schaeffer: from Research into Noises to Experimental Music
Palombini, Carlos (1993b). Pierre Schaeffer's Typo-Morphology of Sonic Objects
Palombini, Carlos (1998). Technology and Pierre Schaeffer: Pierre Schaeffer's Arts-Relais, Walter Benjamin's technische Reproduzierbarkeit and Martin Heidergger's Ge-stell
Palombini, Carlos (1998b). Pierre Schaeffer, 1953: Towards an Experimental Music
Palombini, Carlos (1999). Retorno a la música concreta (Return to Concrete Music)
Palombini, Carlos (2000). The Brazilian Group for Computer Music Research: A Proto-History
Palombini, Carlos (2001). Ideas for a Musicology of Electroacoustic Musics: Notes to a Reading of Landy
Palombini, Carlos (2001a). Pierre Schaeffer: a Survey of the Literature
Palombini, Carlos (2002). Musique Concrète Revisited

(Español)

Palombini, Carlos (1999). Retorno a la música concreta