Edgard Varèse (1883 - 1965)




The Score of Poéme Électronique (1958)


...I decided to call my music "organized sound" and myself, not a musician, but a "worker in rhythms, frequencies and intensities." Indeed, to stubbornly conditioned ears, anything new in music has always been called noise. But after all what is music but organized noises? And a composer, like all artists, is an organizer of disparate elements. Subjectively, noise is any sound one doesn't like.


Varèse working with assistant at Philips Lab(1958)