"It is not pointless to restate here that any new technique proceeds from a new metaphysics." Pierre Henry

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SYTER system (1991) by INA grmINA grm

Research and Development

The GRM's activity in the field of Research & Development is primarily focused on the design of digital tools for processing sound, to be used by students, composers, and audio professionals (working in sound design for cinema, video games, advertising, etc.).

Emanuel Favreau, Diego Losa (2020) by Jean-Baptiste GarciaINA grm

The GRM Tools have been developed since the 1990s and currently consist of a collection of 20 sound processing plug-ins, which are divided into four families: Classic, Spectral Transform, Evolution, and Spaces.

GRM PLAYER Demo (2020) by Dominique Saint-MartinINA grm

GRM-Player is an app for exploring different ways to play digital audio files.
This prototype was initially designed for multi-gesture touchpads with the idea of experimenting with playing situations and real-time composition.

GRM PLAYER Demo (2020) by Dominique Saint-MartinINA grm

The sound exploration will take place by programming digital audio players, by manipulating variations of direction and speed, and by shifting repetitions to different time scales.

GRM Studio Demo (2020) by Dominique Saint-MartinINA grm

GRM Studio is an app for tablets that was developed with the support of the French Ministry of National Education and which focuses on sound discovery and electroacoustic improvisation.

GRM Studio Demo (2020) by Dominique Saint-MartinINA grm

 It promotes direct expressive play and invites the user to literally manipulate the representations of the sound signal.

Modernized and extended version of the mini synthesizer 54 (2020) by Jean Baptiste GarciaINA grm

The GRM continues its work on developing analog instruments. Recently, its staff designed a modernized, expanded version of the 54 GRM mini synthesizer.

Modernized and extended version of the mini synthesizer 54 (2020) by Jean-Baptiste GarciaINA grm

This new synthesizer retains the basic characteristics of the original synthesizer designed in the 1960s.

Pierre Schaeffer at GRM studio (1967) by Laszlo RuszkaINA grm

Theoretical Research

Theoretical research and reflections on sound have always been at the heart of the GRM's interests, giving rise to the publication of a great many essays and articles throughout its history. "À la recherche d'une musique concrète" (In search of a musique concrète) and "Traité des Objets Musicaux" (Treatise on musical objects) by Pierre Schaeffer, published in 1952 and 1966 respectively, are two key works which, through the systematic analysis of the phenomenon of sound and our auditory perception, paved the way for numerous musicological reflections.

Traité des objets musicaux (1966) by Pierre SchaefferINA grm

Treatise on musical objects (1966) by Pierre SchaefferINA grm

De l'expérience musicale à l'experience humaine (1971) by Pierre SchaefferINA grm

La musique et les ordinateurs (1971) by Pierre SchaefferINA grm

Recherche musicale au GRM (1986) by collectiveINA grm

Synthétiseur ordinateur (1976) by collectiveINA grm

Ouir, entendre, écouter, comprendre après Schaeffer (1999) by collectiveINA grm

Entretiens avec Xenakis (1997) by François DelalandeINA grm

Jean-Claude Risset (2008) by collectiveINA grm

Le Groupe de Recherches Musicales (2007) by Evelyne GayouINA grm

Spectres II, Résonances (2020) by collectiveINA grm

La musique à venir (2020) by François BonnetINA grm

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INA grm - Groupe de Recherches Musicales

Direction : François J. Bonnet
Administration : Jessica Ciesco
Coordination, assistant de programmation : Jules Négrier
Chargé de production : Jean-Baptiste Garcia
Direction technique : Philippe Dao, Emmanuel Richier
Développement GRM Tools : Emmanuel Favreau, Matthias Puech
Développement GRM Player : Adrien Lefèvre
Chefs de projets R&D : Nicolas Debade, Dominique Saint-Martin
Réalisateur radiophonique : Alexandre Bazin
Formations professionnelles, numérisation : Diego Losa

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