François Bayle (b. 1932)



  1. Oiseau Chanteur – 1964

  2. Motion-Émotion - 1985

  3. Théâtre d'Ombres – 1988

  4. Morceaux de Ciel – 1998

  5. Solitioude 2:15

    Track 5 from Electronic Panorama: Paris, Tokyo, Utrecht, Warszawa (1970)


    Espaces Inhabitables (1967)

  6. Espaces Inhabitables – 1967 1

  7. Espaces Inhabitables – 1967 2

  8. Espaces Inhabitables – 1967 3

  9. Espaces Inhabitables – 1967 4

  10. Espaces Inhabitables – 1967 5




    Grande Polyhonie (1974)

  11. Grande Polyhonie – 1974 1

  12. Grande Polyhonie – 1974 2

  13. Grande Polyhonie – 1974 3

  14. Grande Polyhonie – 1974 4

  15. Grande Polyhonie – 1974 5

  16. Grande Polyhonie – 1974 6

  17. Grande Polyhonie – 1974 7

  18. Grande Polyhonie – 1974 8

  19. Grande Polyhonie – 1974 9

  20. Grande Polyhonie – 1974 10

  21. Grande Polyhonie – 1974 11




    Camera Oscura (1976, revision 2000)

  22. Camera Oscura - 1976 revision 2000 1

  23. Camera Oscura - 1976 revision 2000 2

  24. Camera Oscura - 1976 revision 2000 3

  25. Camera Oscura - 1976 revision 2000 4

  26. Camera Oscura - 1976 revision 2000 5

  27. Camera Oscura - 1976 revision 2000 6

  28. Camera Oscura - 1976 revision 2000

  29. Camera Oscura - 1976 revision 2000 7

  30. Camera Oscura - 1976 revision 2000 8

  31. Camera Oscura - 1976 revision 2000 9




    Tremblement de terre très doux (1978)

  32. Tremblement de terre très doux – 1978 1

  33. Tremblement de terre très doux – 1978 2

  34. Tremblement de terre très doux – 1978 3

  35. Tremblement de terre très doux – 1978 4

  36. Tremblement de terre très doux – 1978 5

  37. Tremblement de terre très doux – 1978 6

  38. Tremblement de terre très doux – 1978 7

  39. Tremblement de terre très doux – 1978 8

  40. Tremblement de terre très doux – 1978 9

  41. Tremblement de terre très doux – 1978 10

  42. Tremblement de terre très doux – 1978 11



    Toupie dans le ciel (1979)

  43. Toupie dans le ciel - 1979 1

  44. Toupie dans le ciel - 1979 2

  45. Toupie dans le ciel - 1979 3

  46. Toupie dans le ciel - 1979 4

  47. Toupie dans le ciel - 1979 5
  48. Toupie dans le ciel - 1979 1

  49. Toupie dans le ciel - 1979 2

  50. Toupie dans le ciel - 1979 3

  51. Toupie dans le ciel - 1979 4

  52. Toupie dans le ciel - 1979 5

All tracks are from History of Electronic / Electroacoustic Music (1937-2001)


François Bayle (born 27 April 1932, Toamasina, Madagascar) is a composer of Musique concrète or acousmatic music.

In the 1950s he studied with Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Schaeffer and Karlheinz Stockhausen. In 1960 he joined the Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française, and in 1966 was put in charge of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM). In 1975, the GRM was integrated with the new Institut national de l'audiovisuel (INA) with Bayle as its head, which post he held until 1997. During these years he organized concerts, radio broadcasts, seminars and events celebrating individual composers, supported technological developments (Syter, GRM Tools, Midi Formers, Acousmographe) and was behind innovations such as the Acousmonium and the INA-GRM recordings label.

After leaving GRM in 1997, he founded his own electronic music studio, the Studio Magison, where he has devoted himself to research, writing and composition.

In the world of electronic art music, Bayle is regarded is one of the most distinguished composers; his influence is widespread (particularly in France, Europe and French-speaking Canada) and his music has earned some of the most prestigious musical prizes (SACEM Grand Prize for Composers, 1978; National Record Grand Prize, 1981; Ars Electronica Prize, Linz, 1989; City of Paris Grand Prize for Music, 1996; Homage by the CIME of São Paulo, 1997; Charles Cros Presidential Grand Prize, 1999). 18 CDs entirely of his music have been released, an exceptionally large number for one composer in the annals of electronic art music. French director Jérémie Carboni is working on a documentary with the composer. -- Wikipedia



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