Pierre Schaeffer was a French composer and a pioneer of electronic music. While working at the French national radio (Radiodiffusion Française), Schaeffer began experimenting with real-world sounds recorded on magnetic tape, pioneering a genre now known as musique concrète. In works such as Étude
Darlings are a four-piece band from New York. The current climate of popular music criticism demands that influences be compactly delineated and musical kinfolk named, and Darlings are no strangers to this treatment: their music has drawn comparisons to Teenage Fanclub and My Bloody Valentine; their
Jean Sibelius was a Finnish composer, best known for his seven Symphonies, his Violin Concerto, and his tone poems Finlandia and The Swan of Tuonela. Although many critics decried Sibelius’s work as too conservative, he still created a unique style with economical, logical construction and sparse o
Canadian art couple working in sound an multimedia installation. Cardiff first came to notice with her audio walks. Sound has remained an important part of their practice with pieces such as "40 part motet", which consisted of 40 speakers each playing a different voice.