Jameux, Dominique


Boulez and the 'machine'. Some thoughts on the composer's use of various electro-acoustic media

Contemporary Music Review Vol. 1, No. 1. London: Harwood Academic Publishers: 11-22.

Language(s): English


Musique Concrète Electronic Music Live Electronics


The author answers the question: “How, on the basis of relationship of suspicious/fascination, does Pierre Boulez approach the world of the machine?”. He analyses the relation between the composer and the machine in Deux études (1951-52), Poésie pour pouvoir (1958), Explosante-fixe (1971) and Répons (1981-...).