Musique Concrete

As the French name suggests, musique concrete is all about using real, everyday sounds as the basis for creating music. It began in the mid 20thC with the development of electronic recording techniques, tape reels and synthesizers. Fast forward some six decades and Year 9 are using I-pads to record sound samples, manipulate them and turn them into their own musique concrete compositions. You can listen to two examples of their work – one uses a range of everyday sounds from around the school and the other focuses on sampled speech.


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