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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Albums

Bernard Parmegiani - Violostries / Bidule En Ré / Capture Éphémère album art Bernard Parmegiani Violostries / Bidule En Ré / Capture Éphémère(LP) Philips France 1969 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - Chronos album art Bernard Parmegiani Chronos(LP) Philips 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 - 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 France 1975 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
Bernard Parmegiani La Serpente(CDr, Album, Ltd) Médias Et Médias France 1994 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - Divine Comédie album art Parmegiani* / Bayle* Parmegiani* / Bayle* - Divine Comédie(2xCD) Magison, Musidisc 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
Bernard Parmegiani - La Mémoire Des Sons album art Parmegiani* La Mémoire Des Sons(CD) INA-GRM France 2002 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - Sonare album art Parmegiani* Sonare(CD, MiniAlbum) INA-GRM France 2002 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - Plain-Temps album art Parmegiani* Plain-Temps(CD) INA-GRM France 2006 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - Immersion album art Bernard Parmegiani / Philip Samartzis Bernard Parmegiani / Philip Samartzis - Immersion(LP) Synaesthesia 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
Bernard Parmegiani - Rock (Bande Originale Du Film) album art Bernard Parmegiani Rock (Bande Originale Du Film) (Album) Transversales Disques France 2017 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - Matières Premières album art Bernard Parmegiani Matières Premières(2xCD, Album) INA-GRM France 2017 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - La Brûlure De Mille Soleils album art Bernard Parmegiani La Brûlure De Mille Soleils (Album) We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records Switzerland 2016 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - Les Soleils De L'Île De Pâques | La Brûlure De Mille Soleils  album art Bernard Parmegiani Les Soleils De L'Île De Pâques | La Brûlure De Mille Soleils (Album) We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records Switzerland 2018 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - Les Soleils De L'Ile De Pâques album art Bernard Parmegiani Les Soleils De L'Ile De Pâques (Album) We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records Switzerland 2016 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - Mémoire Magnétique, Vol​ 1. (Compilation De Bandes Magnétiques Inédites (1966-1990)) album art Bernard Parmegiani Mémoire Magnétique, Vol​ 1. (Compilation De Bandes Magnétiques Inédites (1966-1990))(LP, Ltd, RM) Transversales Disques France 2018 Sell This Version
Bernard Parmegiani - Violostries album art Bernard Parmegiani Violostries(LP, Album, RE) Recollection GRM Austria 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Bernard Parmegiani - Le Socrate album art Bernard Parmegiani Le Socrate(7", EP) Le Kiosque D'Orphée 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