Schaeffer & Henry's Symphonie pour un homme seul

Hollywood sound designer and film editor Walter Murch nominates Symphonie pour un homme seul by Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry, music he first heard on the radio as a schoolboy and which influenced his subsequent work in the field of film sound. Author and journalist Rob Young puts the work in the context of post-war Paris and Schaeffer’s early experiments at French Radio which led to the birth of musique concrete.

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15 minutes