From Jason Gross@21:1/5 to All on Thu Oct 1 07:48:03 2015
Here are two recent articles about French composer Pierre Schaeffer that might be of interest to you:
His Creative Agony
"n March 1948, sound engineer Pierre Schaeffer raided French Radio and Television Broadcasting's sound effects department for doorbells, rattles, and bicycle horns. The clerk signing out the bells and allsorts could not understand why Schaeffer wanted
sound effects when not working on a specific radio play. "What about the person who wants noise without text or context?""
Reading His Journals
"Pierre Schaeffer (1910-1995) was one of the pivotal figures in postwar experimental music, the repercussions of whose work are still being felt today. His invention in the 1940's of musique concrete¯the direct manipulation of recorded sounds first with
discs and turntables and later with tape¯opened up new ways of composing..." <http://www.furious.com/perfect/pierreschaeffer2.html>