Dufour, Denis, Aconito, Tom


À propos du genre acousmatique

L'Éducation Musicale, No. 486. Paris: L'Éducation Musicale: 20-23.

Language(s): French


Musique Concrète Schaefferian Theory Acousmatic Loudspeaker Orchestra


This article develops a definition of acousmatic music:

  1. What is an acousmatic work? This part details the different definitions of acousmatic music and briefly presents the techniques.
  2. The second part contains a short history of this art, from Pierre Schaeffer’s first experiences to the 70’s.
  3. The authors explain the characteristics of acousmatic music illustrating the extent to which the genre encompasses the works of the GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales) through to certain popular music genres, such as techno.

Abstract translation(s):


Dufour, Denis, Aconito, Tom (2001). À propos du genre acousmatique