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  • Born

    27 April 1932 (age 87)

  • Born In

    Toamasina, Madagascar

François Bayle is a pioneering composer of computer and electro-acoustic music. As Director of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in Paris, he extended the musique concrète tradition to new digital technologies, including the much-used GRM Tools sound processing software. He also invented the Acousmonium, an 80-loudspeaker orchestra.

Bayle's honors and awards include Commandeur des Arts et Lettres, Officier dans l'Ordre National du MÈrite - Chevalier de la LÈgion d'Honneur, Grand Prix National du Disque, Prix Ars Eletronica 1989, Grand Prix de la Musique de la Ville de Paris … His music is performed throughout Europe and the world.

François Bayle currently lives in Paris, composes actively, and travels widely.

"Musique concrète … was a music that uses all the resources that are available to us, a music that uses all the sounds of life as we live it in the everyday world…. "

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