Artists> Artists in 2013> James Giroudon
James Giroudon was born in La Tour du Pin, not far from Lyon. He studied art history, sociology and education sciences at the Université de Lyon, and is a graduate of Pierre Schaeffer and Guy Reibel's class at the CNSM in Paris. From 1982 to 1990 he taught at the ENM in Saint-Etienne, where he set up an electroacoustic music section, and in 1992 he was appointed to the "Arts du Spectacle" degree course at the Université de Caen. It was in 1981 that he and Pierre-Alain Jaffrennou founded Grame, and since then he has been its co-director. In 1992, in Lyon, he created the Musiques en Scène festival, which in 2002 became a biennial. Since 1998, he has been Thierry Raspail's fellow curator of the Musiques en Scène audio art exhibition at Lyon's Musée d'Art Contemporain. He was also invited to curate the 2000 Belluard festival in Fribourg. He has written music for the theatre. His works are regularly played outside France, in Grame's concert tours and at festivals, notably in Europe and Canada.