musique concrète

noun mu·sique con·crète \ myu̇-ˈzēk-kōⁿ-ˈkret , mᵫ- \
|Updated on: 29 Jun 2018

Definition of musique concrète

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

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Origin and Etymology of musique concrète

French, literally, concrete music


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