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Artist: BAYLE, FRANCOIS
Title: LExperience Acoustique
Format: Triple LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $43.00
Recorded between 1969 and 1972 (with one track featuring Robert Wyatt and Kevin Ayers...). "In addition to being a masterpiece of the acousmatic repertoire, LExpérience Acoustique is also a fine example of the musical research spirit. This work, a systematic exploration, investigates the true nature of the listening process itself. The composition of this piece, spread over several years, managed to tap into the potential of the analogue technologies of its time, producing a complex blend of unprecedented sonic occurrences. What emerges from this extensive work is a reflection on sound, in all its forms and through all its textures. François Bayle therefore invites us to a genuine listening experience and for the first time on vinyl, in its full version lasting more than two hours." - Christian Zanési and François Bonnet.
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Artist: BAYLE, FRANCOIS
Title: Tremblements...
Format: LP
Label: Recollection GRM
Country: Austria
Price: $23.00
"François Bayle on Tremblement de terre très doux (1978); first performance on March 19, 1979 at the Grand Auditorium of Radio-France, Ina-GRMs Cycle Acousmatique: "The familiar generates the strange. These rolls, these hums, these sudden rushes; this song, these peaceful circlings; these sudden outbursts, these returns to quiescence -- what do they remind us of? This pieces trajectory could also be a representation of the dramatic unfolding of a day -- of a life -- from sunrise (Climate 1) to night-time (Landscape 4) via restless encounters, transitions (Transit 1, 2, and 3) that announce the drama climaxing in Landscape 3, before reaching its denouement in "Climate 4"... A whole concrete story. The subterranean properties inherent to listening gently shift our ideas..."

François Bayle on Toupie dans le ciel (1979); first performance on January 21, 1980 at the Grand Auditorium of Radio-France, Ina-GRMs Cycle Acousmatique: "A wave is swaying on two minors thirds. This constantly uniform yet constantly varied swaying revolves in a swarm of sharp designs that blink on and off in a layer of growing density and mobility. Distance, speed, pressure, density, temperature, color, intensity, are the themes of the 27 short interconnected cells flowing together though this seemingly unified movement. Occasionally, a breach in the texture reveals skies dotted with little comets. In the center, a slow gliding picks up the distant harmonics of a basic chord. Toward the end, this gliding returns with a fiery burst. Fine lines and whirs are generated from the song of a spinning antique top. To end on a lighter note the title Toupie dans le ciel -- Spinning Top in the Sky reminds us of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by The Beatles as well as Lucy, the oldest Australopithecine (three million years), our African grandmother in the Erosphere... The overall title Erosphere alludes to the desire inherent to the listening experience, and to the very primitive cues that sustain the auditory attention and are the basis of all musical pleasure."

Cut by CGB at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, June 2017; Digital transfer by Jonathan Fitoussi; Translations by Valérie Vivancos; Layout by Stephen OMalley; Coordination GRM - Daniel Teruggi and François Bonnet; Executive Production - Peter Rehberg." - Recollection GRM

Artist: BAYLE, FRANCOIS
Title: Les Couleurs de la Nuit
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Pressed on limited edition silver clear vinyl. Sub Rosa presents the complete version of Les Couleurs de la Nuit, as premiered in 1982, and one of François Bayles masterpieces. François Bayle studied with Stockhausen and Messiaen. He joined the ORTF Groupe de Musique Concrète in 1960. He later led the group when it became the Groupe de Recherches Musicales in 1966. Most of his compositions are electronic, and his first important work, "Espaces inhabitables" (1967) is suggestive of an imaginary world in which nature is distorted in a dream-like fashion. He later utilized natural and synthetic sounds in his compositions, such as the recorded sounds made in a Lebanese cave. He has stated that his purpose as a composer is to enable the listener to feel the motion and vibration of energy in the universe. François Bayle characterizes his art like this: "...my purpose was always the same: to compose with only images-de-sons (sound images); to show how, through pure listening in an acousmatic situation, these sound images move like butterflies through audible space and project a colored twinkling on the listener. Out of frame, this is a world proved by itself..." Les Couleurs de la Nuit was created for "tapes and computer."" - Sub Rosa.

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