"Musique concrète ... is a music that uses all the resources that are available to us, a music that uses all the sounds of life as we live it in the everyday world.... "
François Bayle is a pioneering composer of computer and electro-acoustic music. As Director of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in Paris, he extended the musique concrète tradition to new digital technologies, including the much-used GRM Tools sound processing software. He also invented the Acousmonium, an 80-loudspeaker orchestra.
Bayle's honors and awards include Commandeur des Arts et Lettres, Officier dans l'Ordre National du Mérite - Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Grand Prix National du Disque, Prix Ars Eletronica 1989, and Grand Prix de la Musique de la Ville de Paris. His music is performed throughout Europe and the world.
François Bayle currently lives in Paris, composes actively, and travels widely.