CTM 2014 / Dis Continuity

Editions Mego I: Groupe de Recherches Musicales

Lecture by Christian Zanési with pieces by Pierre Schaeffer, Beatriz Ferryera, Philippe Carson, Bernard Parmegiani, Régis Renouard-Larivière, Christian Zanési


English /  ca. 180 min with intervals

A substantive body of work from the achives of Paris-based Groupe de recherches musicales (INA-GRM) has been released on Mego sublabel Recollection GRM since 2012. Founded by Pierre Schaeffer in 1958, GRM was one of several theoretical and experimental groups operating under the umbrella of Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française.

Exploring Schaeffer’s ideas of musique acousmatique and musique concrète, and still active today as a leading laboratory of sound experimentation that successfully connects to a younger generation of contemporary artists, GRM has counted musicians such as Luc Ferrari, Iannis Xenakis, and the recently deceased Bernard Parmegiani among its members.

The INA-GRM lecture and showcase at CTM 2014 will be presented by composer and current artistic director Christian Zanési, who himself studied under Schaefer at the Paris Conservatory in 1976-77, at which time he also joined the GRM. Zanési will first give a lecture on the history and current experimentation at the GRM, before directing multichannel sound diffusions alongside Robert Hampson (Main) and François Bonnet (Kassel Jaeger) of works by a selection of GRM collaborators ranging from 1940s to the present.

As well as being of CTM’s multi-part focus on independent label Editions Mego, the GRM programme highlights electronic experimentation in France in contrast to focuses on other regions presented at the festival such as the Netherlands, Sweden, Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia.

Detailed Programme Schedule

Part I – Lecture

16:00 – 17:00

Christian Zanési

Part II – Concert

17:30 – 19:00

- Pierre Schaeffer "Le Triedre Fertile" (excerpt), 8'

- Beatriz Ferryera "L’Orvietan", 12'58

- Philippe Carson "Turmac", 10'

- Bernard Parmegiani "La Roue Ferris", 11'

- Régis Renouard-Larivière "Contrée", 20'

- Christian Zanési "Paysage électronique avec train", 2006–2012, 19'

Gefördert aus Mitteln des Hauptstadtkulturfonds, der Initiative Musik, des Beauftragten des Bundes für Kultur und Medien, des Deutschen Musikrates und des Kulturprogramms der Europäischen Union. In Zusammenarbeit mit HAU Hebbel am Ufer, transmediale, Kulturprojekte Berlin, ECAS – European Cities of Advanced Sound, KIASMA – Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst in Helsinki, INA – GRM, EMS Stockholm, Institut für Sonologie am königlichen Konservatorium Den Haag und Dock Berlin.


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