musique concrète

mu·​sique con·​crète | \ myu̇-ˈzēk-kōⁿ-ˈkret How to pronounce musique concrète (audio) , mᵫ- \

Definition of musique concrète

: a recorded montage of natural sounds often electronically modified and presented as a musical composition

Examples of musique concrète in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The soundtrack, in which dialogue is subsumed by sound effects, is a masterful piece of musique concrete; Tati rerecorded and embellished it in 1961. Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader, "Architecture / Film / Foreign / On Video Check in, then check out these five iconic hotel movies," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of musique concrète

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for musique concrète

French, literally, concrete music

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“Musique concrète.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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