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Musique Concrete 1959 No. 2

Panorama Of Musique Concrete, No. 2

Birth Name: Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer
Birth Place: 14 August 1910, Nancy, Lorraine, France
Years Active: 1942 - 1990
Genres: Musique Concrète, Electroacoustic, Acousmatic, Classical, Electronic

Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer (pronounced in English; 14 August 1910 – 19 August 1995) was a French composer, writer, broadcaster, engineer, musicologist and acoustician of the 20th century. His innovative work and in both the sciences —particularly communications and acoustics— and the various arts of music, literature and radio presentation after the end of World War II, as well as his anti-nuclear activism and cultural criticism garnered him a wide array of appraisal in his lifetime. Of the vast assortment of works and endeavors undertaken by him, Schaeffer is most widely and currently recognized for his accomplishments in electronic and experimental music, the epitome of which was ... Continue Bio >>

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