- Bruno Giner
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(b Strasbourg, July 19, 1936). French composer. After training as a scientist and pursuing his musical studies in Lille and Paris with Olivier Messiaen and Serge Nigg, he became a member of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (Ina-GRM) from 1963 to 1983. He helped with the writing of Pierre Schaeffer’s Traité des objets musicaux, and did research into the perception of pitch and duration. At the same time, he taught electro-acoustic music with Pierre Schaeffer at the Paris Conservatoire and composition (until 2001), and worked on the incorporation of new technologies into composition. He has been the moving spirit behind many radio broadcasts concerning contemporary music at France Musique and France Culture. He founded the Atelier des Choeurs de Radio France in 1976, and from 1986 to 1990 he directed the Groupe Vocal de France, with which he has given first performances or broadcasts of over a hundred contemporary vocal works. He was the musical adviser to the Cité de la Musique at La Villette (...