Friday, 4 October 2013

Musique concrete

I'm currently loving the work of my partner, Neil. He's studying for a post grad diploma in music at UNE and gets the funkiest assignments. The latest was to compose his own Musique Concrete, a genre where everyday sounds are used and distorted to create melody and rhythm. TASK Close your eyes and listen to this musique concrete piece called "Apostrophe" created by the granddaddy of the genre, Pierre Schaeffer:
Afterwards, play it a second time and start writing, beginning with the words "From out of the dark they came..."

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