A French composer born May 2, 1975 in Lyons.
A pupil of Robert Pascal and of Denis Lorrain, Raphaèle Biston obtained a degree in 2007 from the Lyons Conservatory.
Her practice of improvised music as a flautist with the Détrapi ensemble has led her to a certain exploration of spontaneous expression in her own works within a continuously structured discourse (Chemin faisant, 2008; Rondo, 2012), though the key feature of her music is above all tone-colour. Biston composes mainly chamber music, with or without computer (real or differed time), in which tone-colour oscillates between white noise and colour (Ressac, 2010), fuses and blends with the different instruments (.oscil, 2005) or else explores the sound palettes from the extreme high to low registers (Entrelacs, 2004).
Her works have been played notably at the festivals Musiques en Scène in Lyons, Agora in Paris, Musica in Strasburg, Why Note in Dijon, Manca in Nice, Les Musiques in Marseilles and by ensembles such as 2e2m, the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, L’Instant Donné and the Ensemble Modern.