Monday, February 27, 2006

Francois Bayle, composer, pioneer of electronic music

Just heard a concert of electronic music by Francois Bayle. He was a member of the legendary Groupe de Recherches Musicales, along with Luc Ferrari and Iannis Xenakis. He also founded the Acousmatheque, an archive containing thousands of electronic works.

The concert began with "Tremblement de Terre Tres Dous" ( Soft Earthquake) The sounds were flying around the room like
noumena - concretized abstractions of sensation and feeling.
Composer Daniel Teruggi interviewed Bayle who spoke in French so beautiful and so poetic I could not believe my ears.
M.Bayle said that his compostions were inspired by the great painters of the 20th Century. He wished to create abstractions "the structures of music composed for instruments are located in one place, my sounds are three dimensional!" he called his music, "a procession of...sound pictures...that fly through the space of the concert hall...an arc of harmonic energy...sounds that excite the animal ear...elctronic trajectories of analog heat... shimmering reflections....they open up the auditory perspective of their long corridors with infinite curves..."

I sat next to Joel Chadabe (Electronic Music Foundation). He introduced me to Joan La Barbara and Morton Subotnick.

Do I have a good life or what?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someday
the music/
film industries
will realize
this is
the real
future of
surround
sound-to
welcome
listeners
into the
experience.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Wyzard said...

You DO have a good life!

I was at the same concert and was ecstatic from the sheer beauty and poetry of the evening. What a genius!

2:54 PM  
Blogger Wyzard said...

You Do have a good life!
I was at the same concert and was ecstatic from the sheer beauty and poetry of the evening...

3:02 PM  

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