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14 Structures sonores et pédagogiques

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Bernard (*1917) and François (*1920) Baschet1977/1983Parissteel, stainless steel, iron, duralumin, glass, fibreglass, cardboard, plastic and foamof various size, Trumpets: Ø 68 cm

The French brothers Bernard and François Baschet were pioneers in the evolution of sound sculpture. With their fantastical instruments, crafted from wood, metal and glass, these original artisans changed the world of modern music. They corresponded with many of the composers of new music during the 20th century, including Edgar Varèse, John Cage and Hans Werner Henze, who used the brothers’ new instruments in their compositions. It was through this artistic development that the brothers designed this set of pedagogic instruments to be used with children.