Françoise BARRIÈRE (France)Composer

    Born at Paris on 1944 06 12. Classical training: piano at the Conservatoire de Versailles; harmony and counterpoint at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Paris. Less classical training: Service de la Recherche, ORTF; ethnomusicology at the Ecole Pratique de Hautes Etudes. In 1970, she founded in collaboration with Christian Clozier, the Groupe de Musique Expérimentale de Bourges (then called the International Institute of Electroacoustic Music of Bourges/IMEB) that they co-directed until its closure in 2011.
    She organized the Festival “Synthese” as well as the Bourges International Competitions. Director of the magazines “Faire” (edition GMEB, 1971-1975). She was Manager of the Company “Mnémosyne Musique Media” that published the CDs of “Cultures Electroniques”, collection devoted to the laureates of the Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competitions, and the CDs of “Chrysopée Electronique”, collection devoted to works realized in the Bourges studios, as well as the Annual Volumes of the works of the International Academy of Electroacoustic Music. She wrote texts on electroacoustic music in the Volumes of the Bourges Academy, les revues Circuits (Montréal/Canada), Sonorités (Lucie Edition/France).