Hommage à Bernard Parmegiani (FR)
Christian Zanési interprète Pop’eclectic
Film & Concert - Electroacoustic
FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2014
BÂTIMENT DES FORCES MOTRICES
A year to the day of his death, a moving tribute will be paid to one of the pioneers of electroacoustic music, Bernard Parmegiani, as part of the Présences Electroniques Geneva festival. Giant composer, he has influenced many contemporary artists, marking forever the history of music with his sound and experimental marks.
After meeting Pierre Schaeffer Bernard Parmegiani joined the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in 1960 where he set up many collaborations. Over a career of over forty years and more than fifty works, Bernard Parmegiani has been one of the first to experiment encounters between electro-acoustic and instrumental music and to confront concrete music with jazz or pop music. Over his career he has obtained many awards (Grand-Prix de l’Académie du disque français, Prix de la Sacem, Victoires de la musique, Prix Magister, Prix Ars Electronica, Qwartz), and a large part of the music he composed for movies, stage, radio or television is now part of the collective memory.
For the 4th edition of the festival in Geneva, Christian Zanési, artistic director of INA GRM, will give us the great pleasure of interpreting Pop’eclectic. This work, created by Bernard Parmegiani in 1969 at the University of Southampton, is an electroacoustic entertainment taken from the music composed for a movie by Peter Folder (Je tu elles – 1969). Realistic and synthetic sounds mingle and imitate themselves through pastiches, great Hollywood lyrical outbursts or loop rhythms. A truly representative cross section of the work of a composer who regarded sound as a living being and whose work will continually influence electronic music in all its fullness and glory.
Thank you Maestro!