GRIM ( Grim , Roughly translated Group of Musical Research and Innovation ), based in Marseille , France , is a non-profit institute for improvised music and experimental music . GRIM bases its activities at Montevideo , a site of contemporary creation in Marseille. 
GRIM is a voluntary association funded by the city of Marseille and focused on organizing musical events. The organization hosts concerts, workshops, readings, artist in residence projects, recording sessions and has a multimedia library with books and music related to avant garde music , experimental music , improvised music , sound art and contemporary music . GRIM was founded in 1978 by guitarist and composer Jean-Marc Montera . It also organizes gold co-organizes the Winter Night Festival, and Sonic Protest. GRIM has a studio recording, a library, and two concert halls, a small one and a big one. 
GRIM organizes two types of education activities. The first is for all members of the public (children, professionals, music-lovers, etc.), who are trained by music professionals during a fixed period. The second is in the form of regular workshops directed by Jean-Marc Montera (Department of Musicology of the University of Provence ).
Sources and references
- Official website (Version française)
- Jump up^ http://www.grim-marseille.com/grim/the_GRIM_eng.html
- Jump up^ Allmusic bio about Montera