Musique Concrète

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This lesson is part of the Electronic Music & Sound Production category.


  • Students will be familiar with the concept and history of musique concrète.
  • Students will be able to manipulate recorded sounds using digital audio software.
  • Students will be familiar with related electronic subgenera such as circuit bending and glitch music.


Class Activities[edit]

  • Discussion and demonstration of musique concrète in historical and contemporary contexts
  • Analysis of musique concrète in music of different styles
  • Manipulation of a recorded sound using digital audio software


  • Identification and analysis of musique concrète in recorded music
  • Composition of a short musique concrète piece