Is music unnatural?

Saturday 05 April 2014 - 09:30

Coordination Daniel Bougnoux, Henry Torgue

This seminar, adopting the theme of the fourth Détours de Babel festival – 'Music and nature' – is to be organised by the Cdmc as part of a homage to and in the presence of Murray Schafer, pioneer of the ecology of sound.

For long an imitation or exaltation of Nature, music has today become the raw material for our everyday sound environment. To what extent is it a way of examining the ecology of sound?

Are artistic and musical creativity able to incorporate, through the ecology of sound, preoccupations that are more generally environmental?