Weird Genres: Musique Concrete


Have you ever sat up early in the morning and listened to the birds chirp and thought “Man, this would make a great tune”? Well, I have and I’ve been looking into weird genres of music and I came across one named “Musique Concrete”. This genre is defined by its use of natural, sometimes everyday sounds. If you’ve ever seen someone create a song with only scissors and a tooth brush. You’ve witness musique concrete. Instead of using words I’ll let the music speak for itself.

Here’s a Modern Version of Musique Concrete where hip hop artist Mac Lethal re-creates “Niggas in Paris” with hair products.

Here’s a 1979 Documentary on Musique Concrete

Liked this article? Check out my post on the parallels of music and linguistics, the study of languages. 

Also Check out my Daily Music Creation Challenge on YouTube

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Weird Genres: Musique Concrete

  1. Thanks for sharing this one! Love the idea of using sound effects from everyday items. The creative mind is never at rest, and just thinking about the possibilities sends sparks flying in mine.

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