INA GRM and Editions MEGO are pleased to announce the creation of a new collection of releases, the Portraits GRM series. Continuing the fertile collaboration initiated in 2012 with Recollection GRM, the GRM and Editions MEGO have decided to offer a complementary series, no longer focused on the “classic” GRM repertoire but towards recent creations commissioned by the GRM to artists from all horizons. This Portraits GRM series will focus on important and emerging figures of the experimental music scene and will highlight the notion of work rather than album. Many releases in the collection will be contemporary works by two different musicians, each piece taking up the space of one side. Longer works however, will fill an entire record. This new series will come to life with the release of two records, the first devoted to the piece Shutting Down Here by Jim O'Rourke, and the second to the works Metabolist Meter (Foster, Cottin, Caetani, and a Fly) by Max Eilbacher and Forma by Lucy Railton. By reaffirming the concept of musical work, the Portraits GRM series seeks to renew with the pioneering work that the GRM Collection series but also the Philips Prospective 21e Siècle collection had achieved so admirably: offer a panorama of current musical experimentations and embrace a more durable scope with works that manage to extract themselves from an increasingly tyrannical and increasingly hazardous present-time. At a time when nothing knows how to “leave a mark”, this series aims to address both current listeners, and explorers of the future.