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Bernard et François Baschet

Bernard, né en 1917, et François Baschet, né en 1920, sont des créateurs d’instruments acoustiques. Bernard, est un ingénieur formé à l’Ecole Centrale de Paris. Il gère une petite entreprise familiale de bois pendant 15 ans. Mélomane, il apprécie la musique concrète de Pierre Henry et Pierre Schaeffer. François, résistant pendant la guerre, est ensuite enrôlé dans les services secrets …

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The ‘Variophone’ Yevgeny Sholpo. Russia, 1932

Developed in the Soviet Union in 1932 by Yevgeny Alexandrovitch Sholpo and Georgy Rimsky-Korsakov at the Central Laboratory of Wire Communication in Leningrad after several years research into performer-less music; the Variophone was an photo-electrical electronic instrument. The particular method used by the Variophone was a type of optical audio recording designed to allow the composition of lengthy polyphonic pieces …

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Noise music is for the children: The Shoreditch Experimental Music School, 1969

My education in experimental music came in my college years. Between volunteering at the campus radio station and living in a cheap apartment building in a neighborhood that had historically been a freak magnet, I hooked up with a cadre of students from a nearby music school who were into the weird stuff, and were cool enough not just to …

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Pauline Oliveros | A Love Song

This year continues a stunning series of losses of some of the most important pioneers in electronic music. But of all those, Pauline Oliveros is without peer – an innovator in the art of listening itself. And we’ve learned she’s died at the age of 84. No one else in music has a resume like hers. She was capable of …

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