We use cookies on our website to provide you with the best experience. Most of these are essential and already present.
We do require your explicit consent to save your cart and browsing history between visits. Read about cookies we use here.
Your cart and preferences will not be saved if you leave the site.

Bernard Parmegiani


Label: INA - GRM

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

In stock


One 25 minute piece, from 1996. A State/CIRM commissioned work. A dreamy five-movement suite that deals with the encounter and metamorphosis of natural sounds and synthetic sounds. Bernard Parmegiani wrote about this piece  "There is already music... of an Italian an character in this title! Sonare: l love this word because it is Italian and because upon hearing it, music simply springs forth from within it. For each of the 5 movements, I have chosen a pseudo-instrumental or synthesis sound which I sense will allow me to bring out its very essence to develop it until it is within the deepest levels of the soul, if the soul can at all be rendered accessible to such acoustic resonance!!! I had to imagine the most suitable interplay to bring out such 'intrinsic resonance'. Now of course, no interplay can be genuine unless certain freedoms are present within or inherent to it, the rule being that such an interplay should remain musical whilst the sounds, 'in a real context' become linked to or opposed to each other. No combat, just interplay for its own sake, for itself alone, and at the same time, changes in contour, an opening or closing in the tone, range, patterns of rhythm, as if the work were a living being in itself which these creations in sound so often closely resemble, these same creations in sound, intended firstly for our ears but not only for our ears."

Cat. number: INA e 5203
Year: 2002
© ℗ INA 2002. Made in France by SNA. A State/CIRM commissioned work, composed in 1996. Recorded at Studio GRM, Paris. Pre-mastering at GRM. Released in a 6 panel Digipak. Total playing time: 25'23".