Serialism, Indeterminacy, Musique concrète and Minimalism

    Around the middle of the 20th century several new compositional styles (while not emerging entirely new) came to represent dominant streams, almost establishing a kind of “common practice”, for at least a few years.  While these methods of composing have lost much of their initial momentum, their influence continues to effect composers even … Continue reading Serialism, Indeterminacy, Musique concrète and Minimalism

Composer Profile: Francis Dhomont

Website |  electrocd | Discogs | Bio in Canadian Encylclopedia Francis Dhomont studied under Ginette Waldmeier, Charles Koechlin and Nadia Boulanger. In the late '40’s, in Paris (France), he intuitively discovered with magnetic wire what Pierre Schaeffer would later call “musique concrète” and consequently conducted solitary experiments with the musical possibilities of sound recording. Later, leaving behind instrumental writing, he dedicated himself exclusively to … Continue reading Composer Profile: Francis Dhomont