dBâle electronic music festival basel
frau musica electronica
21 - 23 April 2010
Françoise Barrière was born in 1944 in Paris. Her classical training includes Piano at the Conservatoire de Versailles, Harmony and Counterpoint at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Paris. Other less classical training includes her work at Service de la Recherche, ORTF and Ethnomusicology at the Ecole Pratique de Hautes Etudes. In 1970, she founded in collaboration with Christian Clozier, the Groupe de Musique Expérimentale de Bourges (now called the International Institute of Electroacoustic Music of Bourges) which they co-direct.
She organizes the Festival “Synthese”, the Bourges International Competitions. She is also director of the magazines “Faire” (edition GMEB, 1971-1975) and the Manager of the Company “Mnémosyne Musique Media” that published the CDs of “Cultures Electroniques”, a collection devoted to the laureates of the Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competitions, and the CDs of “Chrysopée Electronique”, a collection devoted to works realised in the Bourges studios, as well as the Annual Volumes of the works of the International Academy of Electroacoustic Music.
Furthermore, Françoise Barrière is a founding member of the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (ICEM) and is its president since 2005.
Her music is either of purely electroacoustic nature or electroacoustic and instrumental music. Her works have been played worldwide in numerous festivals, concerts and on national radio networks.