11/2/11

Thoughts on music #9 - Pierre Schaeffer

"We learned to associate the lute with the Middle Ages, plainsong with the monastery, the tom-tom with wild and primitive man, the viola da gamba with courtly dress. How can we really not expect to also find that music in the 20th century relates to machines and the masses, the electron and calculators?"
-Pierre Schaeffer (source: Adventures in Sound liner notes)

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