Bernard Parmegiani

Also known as B. P., B.P., Bernard Parmegianni, Parmegiani

Short biography of Bernard Parmegiani: Bernard Parmegiani (born in Paris, France, 27 October 1927; died 22 November 2013) was a composer best known for his electronic or acousmatic music.
He started off as a sound engineer for French television (ORTF, later known as RTF). Originally an actor during the four years studies at Lecoq & Decroux school, he joined the "Groupe de recherches musicales" (GRM) in 1959 for a two years master class. His first major work (Violostries) was composed in 1962 for a choregraphy performed for Théâtre Contemporain d’Amiens directed by Jacques-Albert Cartier.

Pierre Schaeffer gave him the direction of the Musique-Image departement at ORTF. During that period he composed for numerous film directors, such as R. Lapoujade, P. Foldès, P. Kamler, V. Borowczyck, P. Kast, J. Baratier or P. Kassovitz. He furthermore extended his musical researches into the field of video-art after a journey through the U.S.A. He directed three musical videos when he returned: L’Œil écoute (1973), Jeux d’artifices (1979) for the research departement of ORTF, and L’Écran transparent (1973) in Köln (Germany) during his residency at West Deutscher Rundfunk (WDR).

His interests also expanded to live performance: in the seventies he interacted with jazz artists for improv sessions with french jazz fellows J.-L. Chautemps, B. Vitet or M. Portal, and went to London to perform live with The Third Ear Band.

He created numerous jingles & soundbites for public radio stations (France-Culture or France-Musique), public television service (Antenne 2) and the Aéroport de Roissy.

During his entire career he also composed music for stage (dance & theater), screen and other media (radio & television alike). But he remains focused on electroacoustic music (or acousmatic music as defined by GRM long-time director François Bayle) conceived to be played back for the best rendition on the acousmonium broadcasting system developed by the "Groupe de recherches musicales" (GRM).

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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 La Création Du Monde 15
mp3, CD
2000
2 La Mémoire Des Sons 3
mp3, CD
2002 INA-GRM
3 De Natura Sonorum 14
mp3, CD
2001
4 Sonare 5
mp3, CD
2002 INA-GRM
5 Questions De Temps 38
mp3, CD
2001
6 Divine Comédie 66
mp3, CD
1995
7 Violostries 34
mp3, CD
2003
8 L'Œil Écoute 8
mp3, CD
1997 Agon
9 Pop'eclectic 4
mp3, CD
1999 Plate Lunch
10 De Natura Sonorum 12
mp3, CD
1976 INA-GRM
11 Violostries / Bidule En Ré / Capture Éphemere 3
mp3, CD
1969 Philips
12 Dedans Dehors 2
mp3, CD
1983 INA-GRM
13 Chronos 3
mp3, CD
1971 Philips
14 JazzEx 4
mp3, CD
2004 Fractal Records (2)
15 L'Œil Écoute 3
mp3, CD
2004
16 Espaces Sonores No. 1 5
mp3, CD
1972 Pathé Marconi EMI
17 De Natura Sonorum 12
mp3, CD
1984 INA-GRM
18 Chants Magnétiques 9
mp3, CD
1974 PSI
19 Violostries 34
mp3, CD
1992 INA-GRM
20 Immersion 2
mp3, CD
2006 Synaesthesia
21 Plain-Temps 3
mp3, CD
2006-10-00 INA-GRM
22 L'Œuvre Musicale En 12 CD 132
mp3, CD
2008-03-00
23 Dedans Dehors 2
mp3, CD
1979
24 Le Socrate 6
mp3, CD
1969 Le Kiosque D'Orphée
25 De Natura Sonorum 14
mp3, CD
1990 INA-GRM
26 La Serpente 10
mp3, CD
1994 Médias Et Médias
27 La Création Du Monde 15
mp3, CD
1996 INA-GRM
28 L'Œil Écoute / Dedans-Dehors 22
mp3, CD
2012-08-00 Recollection GRM
29 De Natura Sonorum 14
mp3, CD
2013

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