A French composer born August 12, 1955 in Pau.
A cellist trained at the Conservatory of Saint Étienne, Agnès Poisson explored composition at the Théâtre de Recherche in Marseilles and the Compagnie de Théâtre Expérimental in Provence. She studied in the class of Guy Maneveau at the University of Pau and worked with the Groupe Musical Universitaire de Pau (GMU Pau), for the performance and diffusion of the new electroacoustic music.
Raised on the music of Bach, Ravel and Stravinsky as well as on that of Michel Chion, Poisson transcribes in music feelings linked to sounds, to light, colours and words, drawing inspiration from writers and painters. She has composed many acousmatic works: Oranger bleu (1986, first performed in Radio France), MétéoSon (1997, first performed at the Festival des 38èmes Rugissants), Figures sur un fil (2007, commissioned by the GRM), Vénus based on a painting by Hélène Laflamme (2009), L’usage de l’équilibre (2009, commissioned by the IMEB), La démesure du temps (2018, first performed at the Futura Festival).
She also makes interactive sound, visual or acousmatic installations as well as musical games. She has worked with the sculptor Goulven (Du fond du temps…, 1998) and the painter Marie-Claude Bernard (Tissage, 2001). In 1995 she founded with Daniel Bisbau the association Préludes, dedicated to creation in the domain of acousmatic music, to the conception of sound games, the development of software and electronic tools as well as environmental sound design. They have collaborated, notably producing a Plancher musical (1995), a recreational chessboard of 64 squares provided with captors activated by body weight, and the installation Les beaux parleurs (2010).