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Old 05-17-2011, 05:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pierre Schaeffer - L'oeuvre Musicale [SAA Album Club discussion thread]

Pierre Schaeffer - L'oeuvre Musicale

This week we talk about Pierre Schaeffer's work recommended by Janszoon
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For those unfamiliar with this guy, here's a brief description from Wikipedia:

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


Today, Schaeffer is considered one of the most influential experimental, electroacoustic and subsequently electronic musicians, having been the first composer to utilize a number of contemporary recording and sampling techniques that are now used worldwide by nearly all record production companies. His collaborative endeavors are considered milestones in the histories of electronic and experimental music.
The album I've nominated here is actually a four disc box set and that's probably too much to tackle. So I'm suggesting we just focus on the first disc which, I believe, compiles some of his earliest work.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am listening to this currently, and it's fantastic. Excellent pick. Was a little uneasy at first since it seemed like just a thousand samples thrown together, but has gradually gained a little bit more meaning.

Big favorite is 'Suite Por 14 Instruments: Rigatone'.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I know I'm going way back, bumping this after 3 years. This is such an important artist I hate that it got so little response.

Somewhere along the line I just got sick of tracking down and downloading music online. Even if it's just link or two away I just got sick of the process and returned to only adding to my music collection by buying either new or used company manufactured CDs. It's part of my plan to stay in high-interest credit card debt permanently. And it's working great!

This box set is over $100 used on Amazon. I don't have it, still, three years on, I guess I can't vote on this but I do vote five stars for the artist in general. I have a few of his tracks on compilations and I've explored his music through internet streaming. Just the fact that he put out such groundbreaking work all the way back in the 40's is mind blowing.

I hate to have big holes like this in my music collection and knowledge but you can't eat every fish in the sea.
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