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GRM (Musical Research Group)

The GRM was officially founded in 1958, as a new version of various earlier groups (Studio and Club d’Essai, Groupe de Recherche de Musique Concrète) that all shared the aims of experimenting and making music with recorded sounds.

This group was one of the most important centres for musical research and home to the musical style of Musique ConcrèteA term created by Pierre Schaeffer in 1948 to describe his new music, which started from the concrete sound material, from heard sound.More infoMusique Concrète. The studios and expertise of the GRM helped many composers to create works and are still going strong today.

The GRM was originally led by Schaeffer, Pierrea radio engineer and composer who founded the group that became the GRM (Musical Research Group). He studied sounds and developed the idea of Musique Concrète.More infoPierre Schaeffer.