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Old 10-01-2020, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Jean-Jacques Perrey&Pierre Schaeffer Electronic Music Pioneers

Pierre Schaeffer, (born Aug. 14, 1910, Nancy, France—died Aug. 19, 1995, Aix-en-Provence), French composer, acoustician, and electronics engineer who in 1948, with his staff at Radio-diffusion et Télévision Française, introduced musique concrète in which sounds of natural origin, animate and inanimate, are recorded and manipulated so that the original sounds are distorted and combined in a musical fashion.

“For those who don’t realize it, Jean-Jacques first started recording electronic music in 1952, long before the Moog synthesizer was first made for sale in 1967,” Perrey’s frequent collaborator Dana Countryman wrote in a tribute to “the pioneer of popular electronic music.” “Relocating from Paris to New York City, JJ actually owned and recorded with the second Moog ever produced, and with his musical partner Gershon Kingsley, they released their first Moog album – almost two years before Wendy Carlos released her first Moog album. Jean-Jacques was truly the pioneer of popular electronic music.”

Pierre Schaeffer - Études de bruits (1948)



The "Symphony for a single man" was composed from 1949 to 1950 by Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry, then finalized in 12 movements by Pierre Henry in 1951. It is the first great work of concrete music.



Jean-Jacques Perrey - Prélude au Sommeil (1957)



Legendary Electronic Music pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey appears on "I've Got A Secret." From June 22nd, 1960. In this Part Two segment (Part One in another YouTube clip), Perrey demonstrates the Ondioline - a rare vacuum tube (pre-Moog) synthesizer. This television demonstration was the American Debut of this instrument. Later that year, the Ondioline was featured on the soundtrack to "Spartacus.



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