Thursday, February 17, 2011
Just listened to Francis Dhomont's Frankenstein Symphony for the first time in a while. I liked it. What is it about musique concrète that just feels right? Is it the way in which the medium that carries the sound is treated as part of the sonic object, rather than being ruthlessly ignored by the electronic purists? I'm not sure what it is but I like it very much, and surely this has to do with the particular kind of carpentry that musique concrète is about.
I suppose an OOO related fact about musique concrète is its necessary inclusion of hidden depths and withdrawn features of each sonic object.