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Listening to Signs in Post-Schaefferian Electroacoustic Music

Joanna Demers

in Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387650
eISBN:
9780199863594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387650.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

Chapter 1 begins with electroacoustic music inspired by Pierre Schaeffer and its efforts to control the listening process. Much electroacoustic music employs sounds that are not conventionally ... More


Pierre Schaeffer, the Sound Object, and the Acousmatic Reduction

Brian Kane

in Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199347841
eISBN:
9780199347872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347841.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Pierre Schaeffer, the inventor of musique concrète, turned to phenomenology when attempting to ground a new field of research known as acousmatics (l’acousmatique). This chapter traces the historical ... More


Conclusion

Joanna Demers

in Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387650
eISBN:
9780199863594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387650.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

Near the end of his life, Pierre Schaeffer gave an interview in which he described his attempt to develop a new musical language as a “failure.” Using Schaeffer’s dismal assessment of his life’s work ... More


Turning Words into Sounds: Samuel Beckett’s Repetition and the Tape Recorder

Angela Frattarola

in Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056074
eISBN:
9780813053868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056074.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 6 investigates the auditory narrative that is created through Samuel Beckett’s repetition. As Beckett started to repeat and loop phrases in his second novel, Watt (1953), the French radio ... More


Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice

Brian Kane

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199347841
eISBN:
9780199347872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347841.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Sound Unseen explores acousmatic sound—a sound that one hears without seeing its cause. Pierre Schaeffer, the inventor of musique concrète, in his Traité des objets musicaux, first popularized the ... More


Autonomy/Heteronomy and Perceptual Style

Eric F. Clarke

in Ways of Listening: An Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151947
eISBN:
9780199870400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151947.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter starts by acknowledging that much of the discussion of music in the previous chapters has focused on music that has a strong and obvious link to materials outside music (texts, dramatic ... More


Case Study: Film Sound, Acoustic Ecology and Performance in Electroacoustic Music

Randolph Jordan

in Music, Sound and Multimedia: From the Live to the Virtual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625338
eISBN:
9780748671038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625338.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter investigates a very different theme in live performance: the presentation of ‘acousmatic’ music, where sounds are produced to be listened to intently and ‘in their own right’, without ... More


Paris and Musique Concrète

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

The arts revival following World War II increased institutional support for the development of electronic music. In Europe two broadcasting networks, Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (RTF) in ... More


Paris and Musique Concrète

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144840
eISBN:
9780199849802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144840.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The revival of the arts after the Second World War took place in an environment altogether more favorable for the development of electronic music. The rapid advances in technology as a result of the ... More


INTERLUDE

Brian Kane

in Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199347841
eISBN:
9780199347872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347841.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

After presenting the objection in chapter 1 that Schaeffer’s theory is phantasmagoric, and developing a history and theory of acousmatic phantasmagoria in chapter 4, this interlude poses the ... More


Electronic Music

Thomas Siwe

in Artful Noise: Percussion Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043130
eISBN:
9780252052019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043130.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

With the end of World War II came the rebirth of European radio. Government stations in both France and Germany established experimental studios for research, from which arose a new kind of music, ... More


Horns To Be Heard

Jonathan De Souza

in Music at Hand: Instruments, Bodies, and Cognition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190271114
eISBN:
9780190271145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271114.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

How do listeners relate to musial instruments that they do not play? This chapter investigates technically mediated modes of listening in the context of Haydn’s horn music. The valveless horns in ... More


Renegotiating French Identity: Musical Culture and Creativity in France during Vichy and the German Occupation

Jane F. Fulcher

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190681500
eISBN:
9780190681531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681500.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

In light of the recent historiography of Vichy, which stresses its initial political concession, competing factions, and then escalating collaboration with the occupant, this book proposes new ... More


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