France mourns an electronic music pioneer

Less famous than Pierre Henry or Pierre Schaeffer, Jean-Claude Risset who died yesterday in Marseille worked at the Bell Labs in the early 1960s creating electronic simulation of brass instrument sounds.

His inventions, demonstrated below, were adopted extensively.

Risset was 78.

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    • For sonic art, this is quite nice, in spite of the naivety.

      I watched the video together with my PA who said it reminded her of that night when she was abducted by aliens.

  • Noise to accompany those either stoned or drunk. Created under those conditions too, most probably. Very 1960s!!

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