Electroacoustic composer Francois Bayle, a member of Pierre Schaeffer's Groupe de Recherches Musicales, and who worked with Stockhausen and Messiaen, in two 2-part compositions from 1978 and 1979, acousmatic music of mysterious sound sources that are presented with impressive pacing, tension and drama, using a rich and diverse palette of sound.
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Label: Recollection GRM
Catalog ID: REGRM 019LP
Squidco Product Code: 25156
Track 1 recorded in Paris, France, in 1978, track 2 recorded in Paris, France, in 1979.
Francois Bayle-composer, performer
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1. Tremblement De Terre Tres Doux (1978) 28:14
1. Toupie Dans Le Ciel (1979) 21:00
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"Tremblement de terre tres doux (1978), 28:14.
The subterranean properties inherent to listening gently shift our ideas...
Francois Bayle First performance: 19 March 1979 - Grand Auditorium of Radio-France, Ina-GRM's Cycle Acousmatique. .
Toupie dans le ciel (1979), 21'
A wave is swaying on two minors thirds. This constantly uniform yet constantly varied swaying revolves in a swarm of sharp designs that blink on and off in a layer of growing density and mobility. Distance, speed, pressure, density, temperature, colour, intensity, are the "themes" of the 27 short interconnected cells flowing together though this seemingly unified movement. Occasionally, a breach in the texture reveals skyes dotted with little comets. In the centre, a slow gliding picks up the distant harmonics of a basic chord. Toward the end, this gliding returns with a fiery burst. Fine lines and whirs are generated from the song of a spinning antique top. To end on a lighter note the title Toupie dans le ciel - Spinning Top in the Sky reminds us of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by The Beatles as well as Lucy, the oldest Australopithecine (3 million years), our African grandmother in the Erosphere...
The overall title Erosphere alludes to the desire inherent to the listening experience, and to the very primitive cues that sustain the auditory attention and are the basis of all musical pleasure."-Francois Bayle
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"François Bayle, 1932 - Tamatave.
Born in 1932 in Tamatave, Madagascar where he lived for 14 years. Studies in Bordeaux (1946-54). In 1958-60, François Bayle joined Pierre Schaeffer's Groupe de Recherches Musicales in Paris, and between 1959-62 worked with Olivier Messiaen and Karlheinz Stockhausen. In 1966, Pierre Schaeffer put him in charge of the GRM which, in 1975, became an integral department of the French National Audiovisual Institute (INA). He maintained this position until 1997.
In addition, it was François Bayle's idea to create the Acousmonium (1974). He also originated the record series Collection Ina-Grm, organizes concerts and radio broadcasts still supports the development of technologically advanced musical instruments (Syter - Grm tools - Midi Formers - Acousmographe).
In 1993, he founded the Acousmathèque, a repertoire of some 2000 works composed since 1948, and that also organizes symposiums and composers' portraits.
Upon leaving the Grm in 1997, he created his own studio and the record label Magison.
Bayle's œuvre is notable for its masterly craftsmanship and rhetoric, its agile discourse and its sophisticated thought.
To date, he has composed 99 works.Among others : L'Expérience Acoustique (1972), Camera oscura (1976),Tremblement de terre très doux (1978), Son Vitesse-Lumière (1980-83), Fabulae (1990-91), La main vide (1994-95) -Morceaux de ciels (Pieces of heavens) (1996), Jeîta-retour (1985-99), Arc, pour Gérard Grisey (1999), La forme du temps est un cercle (Time's form is a circle) (1998-2001), La forme de l'esprit est un papillon (The mind's form is a butterfly) (2001-03), Univers nerveux (2005). - Extra-ordinaire (2005)"-Francois Bayle Website (http://www.francoisbayle.fr/?page_id=1214)
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