Pierre Schaeffer Quotes

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Pierre Schaeffer Quotes

The only hope is that our civilization will collapse at a certain point, as always happens in history. Then, out of barbarity, a renaissance.
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Sound is the vocabulary of nature.

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Noises have generally been thought of as indistinct, but this is not true.

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The only hope is that our civilization will collapse at a certain point, as always happens in history. Then, out of barbarity, a renaissance.

— Pierre Schaeffer

The moment at which music reveals its true nature is contained in the ancient exercise of the theme with variations. The complete mystery of music is explained right there.

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The world has just got more dangerous because the things we use have got more dangerous.

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People who try to create a musical revolution do not have a chance, but those who turn their back to music can sometimes find it.

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Sound is the vocabulary of nature ... noises are as well articulated as the words in a dictionary ... Opposing the world of sound is the world of music.

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I was horrified by modern 12-tone music. I said to myself, 'Maybe I can find something different ... maybe salvation, liberation, is possible.

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I do not want to heap coals of fire on anyone's head, but I would like to advise those who keep the living thought of the dead hidden away in cardboard boxes, to pass on as quickly as possibly such explosive material, whose only legitimate heir is the whole world, that is to say, my neighbor.

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Something new has been added, a new art of sound. Am I wrong in calling it music?

— Pierre Schaeffer

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