A French composer born in 1955 in Paris.
Having studied music (École Normale de Musique in Paris, Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, musicology at the Sorbonne, Paris, harmony, counterpoint), Florence Baschet turned to new instrument making, in particular the Cristal Baschet. In 1988 she entered the Lyons Conservatory in Philippe Manoury’s class, then in 1992-1993 followed the composition and computed music course at Ircam. The main thrust of her work, the integration of the instrumental vocabulary into musical writing, was extended in her research work at Ircam (2005) into the interaction of instrumental gesture and sound transformation and the use of so-called augmented instruments (Bogenlied, 2005, StreicherKreis, 2008). Among her chamber and ensemble works, most often with electronics, mention should also be made of Mai Mia (1990), Nuraghe (1991), Sinopia (1993), Trinacria (2002), Bobok (2003). La voix est aussi très présente dans ses œuvres : Alma-Luvia (1993), Spira Manes (1995), Femmes (2001), Filastrocca (2002), Piranhas (2004), La muette (2011), The Waves (2015).