Monday, 20 June 2011

Saturday, 3 October 2009

few pieces by Pierre Schaeffer

 "Schaeffer's first musique concrete work was an assemblage of sounds of train wheels, engines, and whistles, entitled 'Etude aux Chemins de Fer' (Railroad Study). It was broadcast on RF, and was followed by several more studies that year. Soon, he hired a team of assistants, including Pierre Henry, who became his musical collaborator. Their joint work, 'Symphonie pour un Homme Seul' (Symphony for One Man Alone, 1950) was publicly heard in the first live concert of musique concrete, that year. Maurice Bejart choreographed the work, in 1955.
The following year, Schaeffer established the Groupe de Recherche de Musique Concrete, a studio outfitted with new tape recorders he designed to meet the genre's unusual technical needs. Composers, including Karlheinz Stockhausen, Darius Milhaud, and Pierre Boulez created works in the studio. Schaeffer continued to compose and he began to articulate a theory of sound objects. After Henry's departure, in 1958, Schaeffer established a new studio, Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), with Luc Ferrari, Iannis Xenakis, and others. At Schaeffer's urging, GRM soon became part of the newly formed Institut National Audiovisuel (INA), a section of Office de Radio Television Francaise (ORTF), in which he directed Le Service de la Recherche (The Research Service) from 1960 to 1975.
His musical activities during the years 1960 - 1975 were devoted largely to writing, including the completion of his major work, Traite des Objets Musicaux (1966), in which he defined his concepts of focussed listening and the sound object." (full article on emfmedia )


Cinq Etudes de Bruit

Symphonie pour un Homme Seul

Echo d'Orphee

Friday, 2 October 2009

Polaroid lover?

And not only?
Well, if you are, you can find very interesting articles, on Polaroid, other film and vintage cameras, on Vog's site
I, for an insance, invested some hours in that place and i was far far away from boredom!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

still life with chair - installations and manipulations of the undemanding object

Can we say design is not art? Or art excludes design? None, i'm sure! Full article al designboom

chair with drawing by artist saul steinberg, circa 1952

wrapped chair ’ by christo,1961

 untitled’ by pieter engels, 1964


 one and three chairs’ by joseph kosuth,1965


 chair table and flower pot’ by roy lichtenstein, 1992


seat for the rich on the lap of the poor’  by stepven cohen, 1993

soft office with office chair’ by loris cecchini, 2001

Friday, 4 September 2009

Pink Floyd? (Grazie tante, Sorin!)