3 : Musique Concrète
Musique Concrète, reduced listening and the early studios
- Pierre Schaeffer – Symphonie pour un homme seul
- Jonty Harrison – Unsound Objects
- Delia Derbyshire – various works
- Peter Manning – Paris and Musique Concrète in Manning, 2004, Computer Music
- Thom Holmes – Early Electronic Music in Europe in Holmes, 2012, Electronic and Experimental Music
- Pierre Schaeffer – Acousmatics in Cox & Warner, 200, Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music
- Delia Derbyshire – delia-derbyshire.org
- Daphne Oram – org | UbuWeb | BBC Radio Documentary | Oramics reconstruction | Oramics to Electronica
Written submission general comments:
- How the university marking scheme works – criteria for assessment of written work.
- Other criteria.
- Make sure you use a proper title and a clear structure (not necessarily with headings)
- Align text to the left and double-space lines
- Avoid colloquialisms and clichés
- Avoid ‘journalese’
- Avoid highly generalised statements
- Do not use unsubstantiated statements – even if they seem evidently true to you
- Avoid the ‘we’re at the most advanced point in history’ attitude: most people feel this at their point in history, so the likelihood is that our time could also at some point be described in this way.
- Try to form your thoughts into a flowing and coherent structure
- Provide and reference examples of what you mean
- If your sentence is more than a few clauses long consider breaking it up.
- It is a good idea to get someone else to read through your work for you. You should encourage them to make suggestions and criticisms.
- Above all, spend as much time editing your material as writing it. Probably more!
- You may find the material at Study Skills Plus helpful.
- Read: Cox & Warner Chapter 14: ‘Acousmatics’, Pierre Schaeffer (1966): cox_warner_ch14
- Listen: Jonty Harrison Unsound Objects (1995) or Denis Smalley Pentes (1974)
- Debate: Music can only be music if it has a melody.
- Write: Written Assignment 3: Reduced Listening (assessed item): week-3-assignment-critical-skills