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Michel Chion

Born in 1947 in Creil, France, Michel Chion is a composer of experimental music. He teaches at several institutions within France and currently holds the post as Associate Professor at the Université de Paris where he is a theoretician and teacher of audio-visual relationships. After studying literature and music he began to work for the ORTF (French Radio and Television Organisation) Service de La recherche as assistant to Pierre Schaeffer in 1970. He was a member of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) between 1971-1976. His compositional pieces elaborate on schaefferian theories and methodologies which Schaeffer referred to as musique concrète. He has also written a number of books as well as essays expounding his theories of the interaction between sound and image within the medium of film.