- Bruno Giner
- , revised by Élise Petit
(b Lourdes, May 22, 1952). French composer. After studying for two years in the music department of Pau University, he entered the Paris Conservatoire in the electro-acoustic music class of Pierre Schaeffer and Guy Reibel (1974–6). In 1977 he became a member of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales at the Institut national de l’audiovisuel (Ina-GRM), where he gained experience as a director and producer of radiophonic transmissions. He has composed music for the theatre, the cinema, and dance, as well as acousmatic works for the concert hall. His interest in transforming sound material, concrete sound in particular, is exemplified in Courir (1989), which involves a microphone placed in the mouth of a runner to capture different rhythms of respiration; this raw material is then processed and reworked in the studio. Grand bruit (1990), based on the sounds of the Paris Métro, or ...