Pierre Schaeffer - Symponie pour un homme seul
  Year :   1949
  Location :   France
  Worktype :   Composition
  Materials:   -
  Info :   Paris





 
  Work Details  
  In collaboration with Pierre Henry. Schaeffer divided the composition process into two lines: 1. Using new technical aides to extend the possibilities of instrumental sources. 2. Incorporating his objets sonores principles. He decided to use human sounds as his main source material, as well as some non-human sounds. He divided the material into two groups: 1. Human sounds (breathing, vocal fragments, shouting, humming, whistling). 2. Non-human sounds (footsteps, knocking on doors, percussion, prepared piano, orchestral instruments). Symphonie was divided into eleven movements. Repeated patterns of spoken words were used as rhythmic patterns mixed with other sounds such as prepared piano, etc.