I’ve been gearing up for sound and there’s a new addition to my toy box, this Casio SK-5 Sampling Keyboard. Armed with all this cool (and cheap!) stuff, along with some software, I’ve begun to make recordings.Read the rest of this entry
I’m gearing up to start another project with Second Land. To help with that, I’ll be gathering some useful bits, here on NoCategories, so I can more easily share project notes. The first one: “concrete music“.
Musique concrète (French for “concrete music” or “real music“) is a form of electroacoustic music that utilises acousmatic sound as a compositional resource. The compositional material is not restricted to the inclusion of sounds derived from musical instruments or voices, nor to elements traditionally thought of as “musical” (melody, harmony, rhythm, metre and so on). The theoretical underpinnings of the aesthetic were developed by Pierre Schaeffer, beginning in the late 1940s.