Bernard Parmegiani is a key figure in musique concrète. Excepting some rare mixed pieces, Paremegiani's works as a whole take the form of music for 'fixed sounds', coming within the scope of the immense repertoire of electroacoustic music. From his training in the art of mime and his experience as a sound engineer, Parmegiani has retained a taste for a hand-to-hand approach (sound/embodiment, as we could be tempted to say) with various sound materials which he has developed throughout markedly diverse works. "With the music of Bernard Parmegiani something in us is freed and comes out of passivity". (Bernard Noel).
3 April, 9pm
(BBC broadcast 12 April)