What is Musique Concrete?
Musique Concrete is a form of electro acoustic and the experimental technique of musical composition using recorded sounds as raw material. The assemblage of various natural sounds to produce an aural montage.
Musique Concrete was among the earliest uses of electronic means to extend the composers sound resources.
Three visual artists that use sound.
Jana Winderen travels all around the world to collect natural sounds inaccessible to the human ear.
She makes her compositions and installations from the material of her recordings. “The pieces,” she has written, “develop by listening again and again and slowly, slowly collaging things together, more like sculpting than writing.”
She records the sounds of certain species such as bats, fish, and underwater insects and pitched these transmissions down to the human range, allowing us to experience sonic realities that are otherwise out of reach.
Luke Fowler is known for using fragments of landscapes and objects to project and magnify frequently invisible elements that allow even the simplest actions to occur. His work is quite dark and scary.
Some of his sounds include projections of rippling water and reflections on glass.
Toshiya Tsunoda is a field recordist who records the unusual vibrations in a specific place. Exploring naturally occurring sounds in particularly unique ways.