Etude (Musique Concrète)
Setting: Electro Acoustic (Stereo)
Year of composition: 2000
Premiered: 2000, Visby, Gotland School of Music Composition studio.
Created solely with pre-recorded sounds just like during the days of Musique Concrète. The term Musique Concrète was coined by Pierre Schaeffer in 1950 and aims at the composer using only pre-recorded sounds to then assemble, distort and modify the sounds in the studio into a new piece of music. The sounds in this piece have been processed with very simple and basic tools such as reverse, stretch, transpose etc. using the software SoundDesigner. This is similar to the very limited processing methods of sounds that were available in studios under the magnetic tape era. This etude was, in combination with Etude (Elektronische Musik) which was composed at the same time, my first attempt ever to create music in a studio.