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Françoise Barrière was born on june 12th, 1944. classical training: piano at the conservatoire de versailles; harmony and counterpoint at the conservatoire national supérieur de musique, paris. less classical training: service de la recherche, ortf; ethnomusicology at the ecole pratique de hautes etudes. in 1970, she founded in collaboration with christian clozier, the groupe de musique expérimentale de bourges (now called the international institute of electroacoustic music of bourges) that they co-direct.
Funder member and secretary of the international confederation of electroacoustic music (icem)., she organizes the festival “synthese”, the bourges international competitions. director of the magazines “faire” (edition gmeb, 1971-1975). she is manager of the company “mnémosyne musique media” that publishes the cds of “cultures electroniques” collection devoted to the laureates of the bourges electroacoustic music competitions and the cds of “chrysopée electronique” collection devoted to works realized in the bourges studios as well as the annual volumes of the works of the international academy of electroacoustic music. her works have been played worldwide in numerous festivals, concerts and on national radio networks.