Pierre Schaeffer


14 August 1910 – 19 August 1995 French composer, writer, broadcaster, engineer, musicologist and acoustician

Schaeffer is most know for his accomplishments in electronic and experimental music, of which he stands the chief developer of the unique and early form of avant-garde music, musique concrète.
Today, Schaeffer is considered one of the most influential experimental, electroacoustic and subsequently electronic musicians, having been the first composer to utilize a number of contemporary recording and sampling techniques that are now used worldwide by nearly all record production companies. His collaborative endeavors are considered milestones in the histories of electronic and experimental music.

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