Conference with François Bonnet, Diego Losa et Emmanuel Favreau

Thursday, 26th November 2015 / Centre des Arts



THURSDAY 26th NOVEMBER - 7.30 pm
Centre des Arts

Pioneer of electroacoustic music, the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) was founded in 1958 by Pierre Schaeffer. Since that date it develops creation and research activities in matters of sound and electroacoustic music. Incorporated into the Institut national de l’audiovisuel (INA) in 1975, the GRM has collaborated with the greatest composers and developed software for the creation of music that are recognized globally, such as GRM Tools (sound treatment) or Acousmograph (sound representation).

It’s in this veritable and unique laboratory of sound experimentation that the Acousmonium has been conceived and inaugurated by François Bayle in 1974. With the aim of being conducted by a performer who projects a sound or musical work into the space of the venue through a broadcasting console, this loudspeaker orchestra is at the heart of the “Présences électroniques” festival, launched in 2005 in Paris by Christian Zanési, the then artistic director of Ina GRM, and imported in Geneva by Jérôme Soudan under the name “Présences Electroniques Genève”.

This great adventure of sound spatialization will be presented by François Bonnet, the current artistic director of Ina GRM, and will then be illustrated in music by Diego Losa, in charge of the mastering of productions and instructor of GRM Tools, and by Emmanuel Favreau, chief engineer of development of GRM Tools.

A unique occasion to dive into the core of sound!