Definition of musique concrète in English:

musique concrète

Line breaks: mu|sique con|crète
Pronunciation: /mjuːˌziːk kɒ̃ˈkrɛt
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Music constructed by mixing recorded sounds, first developed by experimental composers in the 1940s.
    More example sentences
    • He is a well-known laptop performer, using the latest computer and music hardware and software to produce a kind of musique concrète.
    • In fact many of them reminded me of the experiments I was doing in the 1950s with musique concrète, using monophonic tape recorders, dropping marbles on to a piano sounding board and so on.
    • The instrumentalists' self-titled debut focused on extraneous (but ultimately rewarding) studies in minimalism, occasionally interrupted by doses of self-sabotaging musique concrète.

Origin

French, literally 'concrete music'.

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