Bernard Parmegiani

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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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Bernard Parmegiani Discography Tracks

Albums

836.889 DSY Bernard Parmegiani - Violostries / Bidule En Ré / Capture Éphémère album art Bernard Parmegiani Violostries / Bidule En Ré / Capture Éphémère(LP) Philips 836.889 DSY France 1969 Sell This Version
6521 025 Bernard Parmegiani - Chronos album art Bernard Parmegiani Chronos(LP) Philips 6521 025 France 1971 Sell This Version
2C 065 11690 Bernard Parmegiani - Espaces Sonores No. 1 album art Arlette Sibon-Simonovitch Avec Le Concours De Sylvio Gualda : Parmegiani*, Mestres-Quadreny* Arlette Sibon-Simonovitch Avec Le Concours De Sylvio Gualda : Parmegiani*, Mestres-Quadreny* - Espaces Sonores No. 1(LP) La Voix De Son Maître 2C 065 11690 France 1972 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - Chants Magnétiques album art Bernard Parmegiani Chants Magnétiques (Album) PSI, PSI France 1974 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - De Natura Sonorum album art Bernard Parmegiani De Natura Sonorum (Album) INA-GRM France 1978 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - Dedans Dehors album art Bernard Parmegiani Dedans Dehors (Album) INA-GRM, INA-GRM France 1979 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - La Création Du Monde album art Parmegiani* La Création Du Monde (Album) INA-GRM France 1986 Sell This Version
none Bernard Parmegiani La Serpente(CDr, Album, Ltd) Médias Et Médias none France 1994 Sell This Version
MGCB 0795, 245372 Bernard Parmegiani - Divine Comédie album art Parmegiani* / Bayle* Parmegiani* / Bayle* - Divine Comédie(2xCD) Magison, Musidisc MGCB 0795, 245372 France 1995 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - L'Œil Écoute album art Bernard Parmegiani L'Œil Écoute (Album) Agon France 1997 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - Pop'eclectic album art Bernard Parmegiani Pop'eclectic (Album) Plate Lunch Germany 1999 Sell This Version
ina c 2019 Bernard Parmegiani - La Mémoire Des Sons album art Parmegiani* La Mémoire Des Sons(CD) INA-GRM ina c 2019 France 2002 Sell This Version
ina e 5203 Bernard Parmegiani - Sonare album art Parmegiani* Sonare(CD, MiniAlbum) INA-GRM ina e 5203 France 2002 Sell This Version
ina c 2027 Bernard Parmegiani - Plain-Temps album art Parmegiani* Plain-Temps(CD) INA-GRM ina c 2027 France 2006 Sell This Version
SYN 003 Bernard Parmegiani - Immersion album art Bernard Parmegiani / Philip Samartzis Bernard Parmegiani / Philip Samartzis - Immersion(LP) Synaesthesia SYN 003 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - L'Œil Écoute / Dedans-Dehors album art Bernard Parmegiani L'Œil Écoute / Dedans-Dehors (Comp) Recollection GRM, Editions Mego Austria 2012 Sell This Version
WRWTFWW008 Bernard Parmegiani - La Brûlure De Mille Soleils album art Bernard Parmegiani La Brûlure De Mille Soleils(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records WRWTFWW008 Switzerland 2016 Sell This Version
WRWTFWW009 Bernard Parmegiani - Les Soleils De L'Ile De Pâques album art Bernard Parmegiani Les Soleils De L'Ile De Pâques(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records WRWTFWW009 Switzerland 2016 Sell This Version
TRS01 Bernard Parmegiani - Rock (Bande Originale Du Film) album art Bernard Parmegiani Rock (Bande Originale Du Film)(LP, Ltd, RM) Transversales Disques TRS01 France 2017 Sell This Version
INA G 6048/49 Bernard Parmegiani - Matières Premières album art Bernard Parmegiani Matières Premières(2xCD, Album) INA-GRM INA G 6048/49 France 2017 Sell This Version
WRWTFWW008CD- WRWTFWW009CD Bernard Parmegiani - Les Soleils De L'île De Pâques | La Brûlure Da Mille Soleils  album art Bernard Parmegiani Les Soleils De L'île De Pâques | La Brûlure Da Mille Soleils (CD, Album) We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records WRWTFWW008CD- WRWTFWW009CD France 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MS/PAR Bernard Parmegiani - Le Socrate album art Bernard Parmegiani Le Socrate(7", EP) Le Kiosque D'Orphée MS/PAR France 1969 Sell This Version

Compilations

Bernard Parmegiani - Violostries / Pour En Finir Avec Le Pouvoir D'Orphée / Dedans-Dehors / Rouge-Mort / Exercisme 3 / Le Présent Composé  album art Parmegiani* Violostries / Pour En Finir Avec Le Pouvoir D'Orphée / Dedans-Dehors / Rouge-Mort / Exercisme 3 / Le Présent Composé (Comp) INA-GRM France 1992 Sell This Version
CEZ 4021 Bernard Parmegiani - Questions De Temps album art Parmegiani* Questions De Temps(CD, Comp) Cezame CEZ 4021 France 2001 Sell This Version
Ina G 6000/11 Bernard Parmegiani - L'Œuvre Musicale En 12 CD album art Bernard Parmegiani L'Œuvre Musicale En 12 CD(12xCD, Comp + Box) INA-GRM, Musique Française d'Aujourd'hui Ina G 6000/11 France 2008 Sell This Version