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Musique Concrete


As I listened to this piece of music, composed in 1948 solely from the sounds a train makes, vivid images came to mind. It surprised me how quickly a story started forming in my head. However, it is weeks earlier than this song prompt will post as I write this. So I’ll have to wait to see what happens when I listen to this “music” again. This may be the most interesting song prompt yet, since its melody is composed from environmental sound.

Title: Etude aux Chemins de Fer

Composer: Pierre Schaeffer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9pOq8u6-bA