ST. PETERSBURG 25-28 JULY 2019
IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH INA GRM
SUPPORTED BY INSTITUT FRANÇAIS
25-28, July, for the second time The New Stage hosts international festival “Acousmonium”, dedicated
to acousmatic - one of the most influential discipline of the XX century music evolution. Engendered
in the 1940-s in France as “musique concrete”, in 1974 by genius of Francois Bayle and co-thinkers of
his centre GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicale) it was facilitated with the new type of orchestra -
loudspeakers orchestra - Acousmonium.
Considered as a pioneering unit in electroacoustic, acousmatic and concrete music, the GRM (Music Research Group) has been, since 1958, a unique laboratory for sonorous experimentations.
Integrated with the INA (National Audiovisual Institute) since 1975, the GRM has kept a strong involvement in the experimental music field and is still expanding its repertoire every year.
Today, INA GRM welcomes internationally renowned composers in residency, produces concerts in France and abroad (PRÉSENCES électronique Festival, Multiphonies concerts season), and develops internationally acclaimed software for music production and sound design.
It conveys, to a broad audience, a cultural patrimony in constant evolution through radio shows on France Musique (L’Expérimentale), record production (monographic CD box-sets, Re-collection GRM), publications (Portraits polychromes, SPECTRES), and educational content (Creamus, Éduthèque).