Pierre Schaeffer
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1910-08-14
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Pierre Schaeffer

Pierre Schaeffer Biography (Wikipedia)

Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer (,; 14 August 1910 – 19 August 1995) was a French composer, writer, broadcaster, engineer, musicologist and acoustician. His innovative work in both the sciences—particularly communications and acoustics—and the various arts of music, literature and radio presentation after the end of World War II, as well as his anti-nuclear activism and cultural criticism garnered him widespread recognition in his lifetime.

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. The genre emerged in Europe from the utilization of new music technology developed in the post-Nazi Germany era, following the advance of electroacoustic and acousmatic music.

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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Pierre Schaeffer
Oiseau RAI
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Oiseau RAI
Pierre Schaeffer
Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seule
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Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seule
Pierre Henry
Classique: Bidule Et Un
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Classique: Bidule Et Un
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Symphonie pour un homme seul for tape - Erotica (feat. Pierre Henry)
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Symphonie pour un homme seul for tape - Erotica (feat. Pierre Henry)
Pierre Schaeffer
Objets Exposes
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Objets Exposes
Pierre Schaeffer
Étude aux chemins de fer
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Étude aux chemins de fer
Pierre Schaeffer
Etude aux allures (1958)
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Etude aux allures (1958)
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