This work is an introductory guide to the monumental Traité des objets musicaux. An index lists each Schaeferian term. Discussions of each of the terms include a combination of Pierre Schaeffer's key ideas, includinga short definition, and the inclusion of reference pages within the Traité des objets musicaux.
Table of Contents:
- Research concerning the sound object
- Hypotheses for a generalised music
- A music research programme Sound classification (typology)
- Sound objects' description (morphology)
- Epilogue - What next?