Michel Chion’s “Guide to Sound Objects: Pierre Schaeffer and Musical Research” (PDF)

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“Our ambition, with this Guide to Sound Objects, has always been to give researchers, musicians, music-lovers and all who are directly or indirectly interested in the sound-universe an unbiased, clear and dependable tool (if this can be done) for a better knowledge and understanding of Pierre Schaeffer’s considerable contribution to this field, by means of an inventory of the ideas and concepts developed in his most important work, the Traité des Objets Musicaux.”

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Pierre Schaeffer – “Etude aux chemins de fer”

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Wiki:

Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer (pronounced piːˈjɛər hɛnˈri mʌˈri ˈʃeɪfɜr (help·info); August 14, 1910 – August 19, 1995) was a French composer, writer, broadcaster, and engineer most widely recognized as the chief pioneer of musique concrète, a unique form of experimental music that began in Europe during the mid-1900s. His writings (which include written and radio-narrated essays, biographies, short novels, a number of musical treatises, a cinematic review and several plays) are often oriented towards his development of the genre, as well as the theoretics and philosophy of music in general.”

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