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Building an International Audience at GRM

Building an International Audience at GRM

By Arie Altena


Arie Altena, François J. Bonnet





In November 2020 Arie Altena interviewed François J. Bonnet, composer, musician and director of INA GRM in Paris. They discussed the ways in which GRM interacts with and builds its international audience. GRM, short for Groupe des Recherches Musicales, was founded by composer Pierre Schaeffer in 1958. It was the successor to the GRMC – arguably the world’s first electronic music studio, and the place where musique concrète was developed – which he founded in 1948. Since 1975 GRM has been part of the French national audiovisual institute INA, and is concerned with the creation, research and conservation of electroacoustic music and recorded sound. It develops innovative tools, presents concerts, and organises workshops and residencies.

This article is part of the Re-Imagine Europe publication. The publication collects articles, essays, interviews and reports about audience engagement for interdisciplinary arts organisations. It aims to share knowledge gained throughout the Re-Imagine Europe project with professionals in the cultural sector who would like to gain a deeper insight in audience development and capacity building.

Photo Courtesy of INA GRM

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