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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836.889 DSY Violostries / Bidule En Ré / Capture Éphémère — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani Violostries / Bidule En Ré / Capture Éphémère(LP) Philips 836.889 DSY France 1969 Sell This Version
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6521 025 Chronos — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani Chronos(LP) Philips 6521 025 France 1972 Sell This Version
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PSI-X-20705, PSI X 20705 Chants Magnétiques — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani Chants Magnétiques (Album) PSI, PSI PSI-X-20705, PSI X 20705 France 1974 Sell This Version
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2C 065-11690, 2C 065 - 11.690 Espaces Sonores N°1 — Bernard Parmegiani Arlette Sibon-Simonovitch Avec Le Concours De Sylvio Gualda Œuvres De: Parmegiani*, Mestres-Quadreny* Arlette Sibon-Simonovitch Avec Le Concours De Sylvio Gualda Œuvres De: Parmegiani*, Mestres-Quadreny* - Espaces Sonores N°1(LP) La Voix De Son Maître, La Voix De Son Maître 2C 065-11690, 2C 065 - 11.690 France 1975 Sell This Version
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AM 714.01 De Natura Sonorum — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani De Natura Sonorum (Album) INA-GRM AM 714.01 France 1978 Sell This Version
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9 102 pa, 9102 pa, 9 102 PA Dedans Dehors — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani Dedans Dehors (Album) INA-GRM, INA-GRM, INA-GRM 9 102 pa, 9102 pa, 9 102 PA France 1979 Sell This Version
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INA C 1002 La Création Du Monde — Bernard Parmegiani Parmegiani* La Création Du Monde (Album) INA-GRM INA C 1002 France 1986 Sell This Version
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none Bernard Parmegiani La Serpente(CDr, Album, Ltd) Médias Et Médias none France 1994 Sell This Version
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MGCB 0795, 245372 Divine Comédie — Bernard Parmegiani Parmegiani* / Bayle* Parmegiani* / Bayle* - Divine Comédie(2xCD) Magison, Musidisc MGCB 0795, 245372 France 1995 Sell This Version
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PV 725002 L'Œil Écoute — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani L'Œil Écoute (Album) Agon PV 725002 France 1997 Sell This Version
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PL 08 Pop'eclectic — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani Pop'eclectic (Album) Plate Lunch PL 08 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
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ina c 2019 La Mémoire Des Sons — Bernard Parmegiani Parmegiani* La Mémoire Des Sons(CD) INA-GRM ina c 2019 France 2002 Sell This Version
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ina e 5203 Sonare — Bernard Parmegiani Parmegiani* Sonare(CD, MiniAlbum) INA-GRM ina e 5203 France 2002 Sell This Version
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ina c 2027 Plain-Temps — Bernard Parmegiani Parmegiani* Plain-Temps(CD) INA-GRM ina c 2027 France 2006 Sell This Version
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SYN 003 Immersion — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani / Philip Samartzis Bernard Parmegiani / Philip Samartzis - Immersion(LP) Synaesthesia SYN 003 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
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REGRM 003 L'Œil Écoute / Dedans-Dehors — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani L'Œil Écoute / Dedans-Dehors (Comp) Recollection GRM, Editions Mego REGRM 003 Austria 2012 Sell This Version
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TRS01 Rock (Bande Originale Du Film) — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani Rock (Bande Originale Du Film) (Album) Transversales Disques TRS01 France 2017 Sell This Version
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INA G 6048/49 Matières Premières — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani Matières Premières(2xCD, Album) INA-GRM INA G 6048/49 France 2017 Sell This Version
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WRWTFWW008 La Brûlure De Mille Soleils — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani La Brûlure De Mille Soleils (Album) We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records WRWTFWW008 Switzerland 2016 Sell This Version
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WRWTFWW008CD WRWTFWW009CD Les Soleils De L'Île De Pâques | La Brûlure De Mille Soleils  — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani Les Soleils De L'Île De Pâques | La Brûlure De Mille Soleils (Album) We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records WRWTFWW008CD WRWTFWW009CD Switzerland 2018 Sell This Version
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WRWTFWW009 Les Soleils De L'Ile De Pâques — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani Les Soleils De L'Ile De Pâques (Album) We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records WRWTFWW009 Switzerland 2016 Sell This Version
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TRS08 Mémoire Magnétique, Vol​ 1. (Compilation De Bandes Magnétiques Inédites (1966-1990)) — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani Mémoire Magnétique, Vol​ 1. (Compilation De Bandes Magnétiques Inédites (1966-1990)) (Album) Transversales Disques TRS08 2018 Sell This Version
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REGRM 023 Violostries — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani Violostries(LP, Album, RE) Recollection GRM REGRM 023 Austria 2020 Sell This Version
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TRS22 Mémoire Magnétique, Vol​ 2. (Compilation De Bandes Magnétiques Inédites (1966-1993)) — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani Mémoire Magnétique, Vol​ 2. (Compilation De Bandes Magnétiques Inédites (1966-1993))(LP, Ltd, RM) Transversales Disques TRS22 France 2021 Sell This Version
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mode 328 Stries — Bernard Parmegiani Bernard Parmegiani, Broeckaert* // Berweck* // Lorenz* Bernard Parmegiani, Broeckaert* // Berweck* // Lorenz* - Stries(CD) Mode mode 328 US 2021 Sell This Version