François Bonnet, artistic director of Ina-GRM, plays a selection of seminal electroacoustic works from the GRM archives. GRM was formed in Paris in the late 1950s by Pierre Schaeffer, out of the Groupe de Recherche de Musique Concrète. Through the studio Schaeffer was able to continue his practical and conceptual investigations into concrète, electro-acoustic and electronic sound, alongside the likes of Luc Ferrari, Bernard Parmegiani and Iannis Xenakis. Out of this research centre would emerge some of the most distinctive and pioneering electronic music of all time.
Beatriz Ferreyra, L’Orvietan (1970)
Luc Ferrari, J’ai été coupé (1969)
Philip Carson, Turmac (1961)
François Bonnet is also the curator of the Recollection GRM series on Editions Mego label. He has published books about sound and listening and regularly contributes articles to publications such as The Other Music, Books Arts and Sciences of Art, and Le Cahiers Louis Lumière. He teaches at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He produces music under his Kassel Jaeger pseudonym on various labels including Editions Mego and Senufo Editions. Discogs + Soundcloud
Mats Lindström, studio director of the Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm, plays a selection of seminal electroacoustic works from the EMS archive. Since 1964 the studio is the centre for Swedish electroacoustic music and sound-art with the aim to support artistic development of electroacoustic music and its integration within other artistic areas. EMS represents electroacoustic music from Sweden in various international contexts and sees as one of its main tasks to act as an informer, both nationally and internationally.
Rune Lindblad, Die Stille Liebe (1972)
Roberta Settels, Landscape for 3 tape recorders (1981)
Knut Wiggen, Sommarmorgon (1974)
Ákos Rózmann, Impulsion I-III (1973/74)
Mats Lindström is also a composer focusing on live electronics. He often works with intermedia, scenic elements and visual arts as a complement to the music. Mats Lindström’s 2008 album МИГ was released on Edition Mego sub-label Ideologic Organ, curated by Sunn O))) member Stephen O’Malley.
Valerio Tricoli presents the Italian première of Williams Mix Extended, a new interpretation of John Cage’s Williams Mix originally scored for magnetic tape in 1952. Composed by Valerio Tricoli and Werner Dafeldecker in 2012, the piece contains a close analysis of the relationship between early tape music and current digital production, allowing for original parameters of the score to be realized within the context of recent audio technological practices and live instrumental performance.