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musique concrète

[my-zeek kawn-kret] /mü zik kɔ̃ˈkrɛt/
French.
1.
tape-recorded musical and natural sounds, often electronically distorted, arranged in planned combinations, sequences, and rhythmic patterns to create an artistic work.
Compare electronic music.
Origin
literally, concrete music
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British Dictionary definitions for musique concrete

musique concrète

/myzik kɔ̃krɛt/
noun
1.
another term for concrete music
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concrete music

(French: "concrete music"), experimental technique of musical composition using recorded sounds as raw material. The technique was developed about 1948 by the French composer Pierre Schaeffer and his associates at the Studio d'Essai ("Experimental Studio") of the French radio system. The fundamental principle of musique concrete lies in the assemblage of various natural sounds recorded on tape (or, originally, on disks) to produce a montage of sound. During the preparation of such a composition, the sounds selected and recorded may be modified in any way desired-played backward, cut short or extended, subjected to echo-chamber effects, varied in pitch and intensity, and so on. The finished composition thus represents the combination of varied auditory experiences into an artistic unity

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