About this minute
- Étude aux Chemins de Fer
- Pierre Schaeffer
- 30 Second Taster
- Related resource guides
- Sound art
Taster Minute #2
This minute is from a piece of music by composer Pierre Schaeffer.
The piece was created from recordings of a steam train!
Did you realise you were listening to a train, or did you think of something different?
Steam trains are very noisy, and have a big whistle to warn people when they are coming.
Did you hear a whistle in this piece?
The music is made by taking different recordings of a train, cutting them up and sticking them back together in interesting ways.
How many different sounds could you hear?
Did you find the music easy or hard to listen to?
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