François Bonnet plays Bernard Parmegiani / Kassel Jaeger

François J. Bonnet lives in Paris and is a Franco-Swiss composer, author and music theorist. Since 2007 he is a member of the Research Institute for Electroacoustic Music INA GRM and also ist director since 2018. He has published several books and is editor of the book series SPECTRES.

François J. Bonnet produces the weekly program »L’Expérimentale« for Radio France Musique. His music, which is, among others, distributed by Editions Mego and Shelter Press can be heard at festivals and concerts worldwide.

Bernard Parmegiani (1927 – 2013) is a pioneer and leading light of electroacoustic music. He leaves behind him a vast and fascinating œuvre, a priceless heritage for today’s generation.

His life was structured around a few mainstays: working in a studio filled with machines, lighting a pipe filled with Amsterdamer, in the company of his wife (his “first ear”), and not least, a few affectionate cats.

This is a special concert of the 20th anniversary celebration of Skaņu Mežs festival: Parmegiani was a guest at the very first edition of the festival in 2003.

François J. Bonnet will play the following works of Parmegiani:

Capture éphémère 11’53 (1967), L’Instant mobile 10’41 (1971), Immer/Sounds 11’24 (1999)

Afterwards, Bonnet will play two pieces he has previously published under his Kassel Jaeger moniker:

Algae (15’), Erosions (20’)