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Pierre Schaeffer

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Barbarians always think of themselves as the bringers of civilization.


— Pierre Schaeffer


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Has it struck you that the music which is regarded as the most sublime in western civilization, which is the music of Bach, is called baroque?


— Pierre Schaeffer


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I'm very aware of what you're talking about as I was involved with the radio in Africa in the same period as I was doing Concrete - I was doing both at the same time.


— Pierre Schaeffer


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In contrast, traditional classical music starts from an abstract musical schema. This is then notated and only expressed in concrete sound as a last stage, when it is performed.


— Pierre Schaeffer


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It's ridiculous that time and time again we need a radioactive cloud coming out of a nuclear power-station to remind us that atomic energy is extraordinarily dangerous.


— Pierre Schaeffer


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Morally, the world is both better and worse than it was. We are worse off than in the middle ages, or the 17th and 18th centuries, in that we have the atomic menace.


— Pierre Schaeffer


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Noises have generally been thought of as indistinct, but this is not true.


— Pierre Schaeffer


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People who share the same language, French or Chinese or whatever, have the same vocal cords and emit sounds which are basically the same, as they come from the same throats and lungs.


— Pierre Schaeffer


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Sound is the vocabulary of nature.


— Pierre Schaeffer


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The impressionists, Debussy, Faure, in France, did take a few steps forward.


— Pierre Schaeffer


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About Pierre Schaeffer

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Did you know about Pierre Schaeffer?

However his parents discouraged his musical pursuits from childhood and had him educated in engineering. Schaeffer had led a 498-member rescue team in Leninakan to help find survivors in the aftermath of the quake. Mass-production for his work was limited at best and each piece was by Schaeffer's terms intended to be released foremost as an exposé to the masses of what he believed was a new and somewhat revolutionizing form of music.

Amongst the vast range of works and projects he undertook Schaeffer is most widely and currently recognized for his accomplishments in electronic and experimental music at the core of which stands his role as the chief developer of a unique and early form of avant-garde music known as musique concrète. Schaeffer's writings (which include written and radio-narrated essays biographies short novels a number of musical treatises 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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