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Bernard Parmegiani (1927 - 2013) was a composer best known for his electronic or acousmatic music. He joined the Groupe de recherches musicales (GRM) in 1959 for a two-year master class shortly after its founding by Pierre Schaeffer.
Following study with Jacques Lecoq, he was first a sound engineer and was later put in charge of the music and image unit for French television (ORTF), where he worked in the studio with several notable composers, such as Iannis Xenakis. In 1992 Parmegiani left the GRM and set up his own studio in Saint Rémy. Parmegiani has been cited as a major influence by younger experimentalists like Aphex Twin, Autechre, and Sonic Youth.