Composer

Composer born in Paris, Florence Baschet began her musical studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, then in musicology, harmony and counterpoint in Paris. She then became interested in the new acoustic instrument-making instrument (and in particular Cristal Baschet), an instrument that she explored in several directions, such as the carnatic music of South India, the jazz music milieu and the possibilities of sonic transformations. electroacoustic devices.

She entered the National Conservatory of Music in Lyon in 1988 in the class of Philippe Manoury, which allowed her to work on composition and sound transformations by electroacoustic means. In 1991, she obtained with Nuraghe the National Diploma of Higher Studies of Music, (1st Prize unanimously voices including those of André Boucourechliev and Gilbert Amy). She then attended upgrading courses at the Acanthes Center with Luigi Nono and Elliott Carter. In 1992, she joined IRCAM as part of the composition and computer music curriculum at the end of which she wrote Alma-Luvia.

She then received commissions, including from IRCAM, Spira Manes and State commissions, Sinopia and Aïponis for L'Itinéraire, whose artistic director and composer Michaël Levinas actively supports his work. She then wrote Femmes pour Radio France, Filastrocca for the Manca Festival, Bobok for the ensemble 2e2m and the GRM, Trinacria, commissioned by Musique Nouvelle en Liberté, and BogenLied, the first piece written for the augmented violin, for the Festival Why Note .

From 2003 to 2005, she was a composer-in-residence at the MIA (Annecy Inventive Music) and at the Conservatoire de Musique d'Annecy for which she wrote Les Electrics and the video-opera Piranhas. In 2004, she was a finalist in the Prince Pierre de Monaco Composition Award. She is then appointed to the artistic committee of the Ensemble L'Itinéraire with which she will be a composer, in residence in Dijon from 2005. Then she is in residence at GRAME in Lyon, for which she writes Beréchit.

In 2007, she was appointed to IRCAM 'composer in research' on the notion of instrumental gesture; she composes StreicherKreis command of Ircam for string quartet 'augmented' and device, created in 2008 by the Danel quartet. which will be followed by the Five Studies for string quartet in 2009 created by the quartet Manfred. In 2010, the Cottbus Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Evan Christ created AntePrima for a large symphony orchestra. In 2011, she composed La Muette after the eponymous novel by Chahdortt Djavann, for voice, ensemble of twelve directed instruments and electronics, created at Ircam in February 2012. She then received from the Académie des Beaux Arts at Institut de France the Nicolo Prize.

One of the distinctive elements of his compositional work is his interest in vocal writing, whether a capella, with ensemble or with device. Another guiding thread of his work is the critical integration of a natively instrumental vocabulary into his writing. His ongoing research at IRCAM brings him to work in the field of mixed music, which combines the soloist with the electroacoustic device in a particular interactive relation linked to the instrumental gesture and which seeks to highlight the phenomena of interpretation of which will depend on the sound transformations.

His works are regularly performed by ensembles such as Ensemble L'Itinéraire, Court-circuit and ensemble Fa, Ensemble 2e2m, Ensemble TM + and Ensemble Intercontemporain. His works are published by Editions Jobert.