18 never-released recordings by French electro-acoustic composer Francois Bayle including the title track, an "imaginary" soundtrack, and a piece for Bernard Parmegiani, released on the 60th anniversary of Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), which joined with Institut National de l'Audiovisuel in 1975 to create INA-GRM, with Bayle at the head of the record label.
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Label: Transversales Disques
Catalog ID: TRANSVERS 007LP
Squidco Product Code: 26528
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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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1. Sophistication 2:44
2. Train Noir 2:17
3. Voltage Stomp 1:48
4. Crepuscule 2:32
5. Quadrille 1:38
6. Arpegiatto 1:17
7. Melodie Zebre 1:25
8. Saccades 1:50
9. La "Chose" 1:58
10. Ennemi Intime 3:07
1. Rosace 1 1:58
2. Rosace 2 2:33
3. Rosace 3 3:27
4. Rosace 4 2:19
5. Rosace 5 3:23
6. Foliphonie 3:19
7. Marpege 3:15
sample the album:
"On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the GRM, composer Bayle introduces some of his unpublished archives; pieces include the title composition, "Electrucs !" (1974) composed on a 1970s Synthi AKS synthesizer like an imaginary soundtrack, "Foliphonie" (1974) inspired by La Grande Polyphonie (1978), and "Marpege" (1995), dedicated to Bernard Parmegiani. Also included is "Cinq Dessins En Rosace" (1973).
Born in 1932 in Tamatave, Madagascar, where he lived for 14 years, Bayle is a major figure of electro-acoustic music and member of Pierre Schaeffer's historic Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), formed in Paris in 1958. In 1975, the GRM was integrated with the new Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (INA) with Bayle as its head, a post he held until 1997, bringing invaluable contributions to the opening of musical research in these original innovative institutions.
Ever since his first productions, L'experience Acoustique (1971) Bayle has developed through a great variety of formats and designed the Acousmonium, a sound diffusion system used originally by the GRM. He also originated the record series Collection INA-GRM, and continues to organize concerts and support the development of technologically advanced musical instruments (Syter, GRM Tools, etc.)."-Transversales Disques
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