Floating Sound Gallery

François Bonnet


by Didier Allard © INA

François Bonnet is a Franco-Swiss composer, writer and theoretician based in Paris. He’s been a member of INA GRM since 2007 and became its Director in 2018. He has published several books (The Order of Sounds, a sonorous Archipelago and The Infra-World have been published in english by Urbanomic). His last work to date Après la mort, has been published in 2017 by éditions de l’Eclat. He also produces radio show for national radio France Musique. His music, released, among others, by Editions Mego, has been played in renowned venues and festivals all over the world.

Erosions / 2019, 19’

“Erosion always wins” states the geologist William E. Glassey.Sooner or later, everything crumbles, gets pulverized. The particles fly, becoming textures.But moving backwards from this magma of primary — or final — dust, lives arise before collapsing almost instantly.From tectonic forces of compression, or shearing,up to hidden beings, up to sketches of jingles, it is a whole series of apparitions that spread and call us, vibrating from stealth to chaos.