A la recherche d'une musique concrete [In Search of a Concrete Music]

Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1952. First French Edition, preceding all others. Review copy, with with the letters "S.P." (Service de Presse) punched onto the rear wrapper. Text in French.

A foundational document on the development of musique concrete by composer and musicologist Schaeffer, who had coined the term four years earlier, which would influence not only 20th century experimental composers, but also DJs, electronic dance music, and hip hop.

Very Good plus in wrappers. "S.P." punch on the rear wrapper through the last few leaves, but not affecting any text. Wrappers lightly toned, with some light rubbing to the edges, and shallow vertical creasing to the spine.

[Book #142509]

Price: $375.00