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François Bayle playing London in April

Acousmatic composer and former GRM director François Bayle will be playing at London's Redsonic festival on 19 April. Bayle will be performing two multi-channel diffusion concerts, as the final two performances of the festival.

Bayle, who turns 80 this year, invented the Acousmonium (a sound system built from 80 speakers). His work was recently issued as a 15CD box set by INA-GRM (more details on that release here).

Redsonic festival takes place 11–21 April at various venues in London. This year the festival is teaming up with the Birmingham Electro-Acoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST), and will feature BEAST composers including Jonty Harrison, plus Peter Cusack and Rodolfo Caesar (who was part of the GRM in the 70s and 80s), among others, with more of the programme being finalised in the weeks to come.