Bernard Parmegiani was born in 1927 and was “raised between two pianos”, as he likes to say: he grew up listening to the daily scales and virtuosic repertoire of his step-father on one side, and his mother, teaching the piano to kids on the other side.
In 1959, Bernard Parmegiani was a sound engineer for the French TV. He met Pierre Schaeffer who, shortly afterwards offered him to be at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (Musical Research Group). We worked close to Iannis Xenakis, Luc Ferrari and François Bernard Mâche. In 1962, he participated in the “Collectif Concert” which gatherd ten composers from the GRM. Devy Erlih, violonis, who attended this concert porosed him to compose a piece for violin: this is how he created Violostries 1964.
His career as a composer really started at this moment. 40 years later, his work now counts over 80 opus not to mention the musics he created for movies, dance, stage and design projects.
Bernard Parmegiani’s work will be at the Format Raisins festival for this 6th edition, from the 5th to the 22th of July 2018!