Françoise Barrière

Françoise Barrière (Paris, France, born 12 June 1944, died 24 April 2019) was a French composer. She studied the piano at the Versailles Conservatoire and composition at the Conservatory of Paris. She also studied at the Service de la recherche of the ORTF and ethnomusicology at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes.

In 1970 she founded with Christian Clozier the Groupe de musique expérimentale de Bourges (GMEB), which is known for its creation of electroacoustic instruments for broadcasting, teaching or performance. Her works have been played widely and broadcast since 1970. Barrière writes for both electroacoustic and mixed media.