Palombini, Carlos


Pierre Schaeffer's Typo-Morphology of Sonic Objects

PhD thesis. University of Durham, UK.


Language(s): English


Classification of Sound Schaefferian Theory Serialism Micro-level Structure Sound Source Grain Typo-morphologie (Typo-morphology) Listening Experience Modes of Listening Source Recognition Timbre Electroacoustic Music Radiophonics Tape Music Timbral Composition Phenomenology Écoutes Banales et Practiciennes (Ordinary and Practical Listening) Écoutes Naturelles et Culturelles (Natural and Cultural Listening) Morphology PROGREMU Typologie (Typology) Morphologie (Morphology)


This thesis proposes to present to the English-speaking reader the two successfully achieved stages of Schaeffer’s 1966 solfège, namely typology and morphology, as expounded in Traité des objets musicaux, situating them in the larger context of Schaeffer’s musicological work and in the specific context of the solfège. This is done through translation of and commentary on Schaeffer’s writing.

All references of the same author:


Palombini, Carlos (1993). Pierre Schaeffer, 1953: towards an Experimental Music
Palombini, Carlos (1993a). Pierre Schaeffer: from Research into Noises to Experimental Music
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


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