Works by Baltazar, Carinola, De Mey, Estager, Giroudon, Jodlowski, Llugdar, Matalon, Pascal and Torres Maldonado.

New technologies are on the slate! Mixed and multi-media works form the lineup for a highly colourful double concert by GRAME (Lyon), with four “plugged-in” soloists from the other side of the ocean. Violin, cello, percussion and accordeon blend with video screens and speakers in the most appropriate space possible — the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT). GRAME, Centre National de Création Musicale (Lyon 1982), organizes a variety of activities that run the entire gamut of musical creativity in the area of contemporary music, from the composition or production of works to their presentation in concert.



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Grame, Centre national de création musicale — Lyon

Created by Pierre Alain Jaffrennou and James Giroudon in 1982, and recognized as a national centre for musical creativity in 1996, Grame’s mission is to support the conception and production of new works, to insure their dissemination, to contribute to the development of scientific and musical research, and to build bridges between new music and audiences.

As part of its mission, Grame organizes its activities around various main areas:

  • the creation, production, and dissemination of mixed music alongside a composer-in-residence programme;
  • research on music and computers;
  • educational outreach for various audience types.

Between 1992 and 2002 Grame produced Musiques en Scène, an annual multi-disciplinary festival devoted to musical creativity that has since become a biennial event alternating with Les Journées Grame. With its research laboratory, two composition studios, and a team of associated composers and performers, Grame and its composers-in-residence together give some twenty world premieres every year of mixed music concerts, musical theatre pieces, public events, and sound installations. It regularly undertakes international activities with partners from North America, China and Europe in the areas of new musical creativity, research, and training, mainly with the support of the European Commission.