Musique Concrète was one of the original approaches to electronic music composition, pioneered by Pierre Schaeffer in the 1940s. It relied on recording natural sounds and manipulating them on tape, and its techniques have been incorporated into a wide variety of music ever since, from John Cage to hip-hop DJing/scratching. Today, free audio editing software such as Audacity allows this practice to be explored by anyone with a computer.
In this introductory hands-on workshop, participants:
Participants will need to have their own laptop computer capable of running Audacity — Windows 7, 8, 10, or Vista; Mac thru OS10.14 (MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) does not yet support Audacity); or Linux.
Originally presented at the Fuse Factory, Columbus