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Since its foundation in 1958 by Pierre Schaeffer, INA’s Groupe de Recherches Musicales has been a unique locus for creation, research and conservation in the fields of electroacoustic music and recorded sound. Meeting the needs of musicians, composers and sound designers, the GRM has been striving for several years to develop a range of innovative tools for processing and representing sound: the GRM Tools and the Acousmographe, which are widely renowned today.

Integrated into the French National Audiovisual Institute (INA) since 1975, the Groupe de Recherches Musicales has found a major place in the fields of electronic and electroacoustic music, updating its historical repertoire whilst pursuing an ambitious policy of music creation, workshops and residencies. Because it is essential to involve the public in this process, the concerts organized by INA GRM as part of the Multiphonies seasons and the PRÉSENCES électronique festivals also provide a space for discovering and sharing.


Photo: Présences électronique Festival © Didier Allard, 2018