Pascale Criton was born in Paris in 1954. She studied composition with Ivan Wyschnegradsky, Gérard Grisey and Jean-Etienne Marie. She participated in the Darmstadter Ferienkürse in 1980/1988, followed an electroacoustic training at the CIRM from 1980 to 1982, as well as a computer music course for composers at IRCAM in 1986. She is also interested in ethnomusicology and takes part in the activities of the Oral Tradition Research Group in Abidjan in 1979.
She directs various creative workshops: University Paris VIII 1979-1981, Avignon Festival 1977-1978, Conservatory of Pantin 1981-1982. From another perspective, in 1975-1980, Pascale Criton is a member of the Ulis Musical Theater Company, with Michel Puig, Michael Lonsdale, Catherine Dasté, Edith Scob, and will continue her experience with the stage as part of Transcenic's productions. : dance, theater, music, audio-visual, notably with Ecrans Noirs created in 1982.
In the field of music research, since 1980, Pascale Criton explores micro-intervals and their organization in 1 / 8th, 1 / 12th, 1 / 16th tone. His writing uses scordatura (specific chords of string instruments, guitars, piano) associated with orchestral instruments and digital synthesis.
Passionate about works on the sound continuum, Pascale met Gilles Deleuze, 1978-1987, and pursued a university program of musicological research: Chromatisms, mastery with Daniel Charles, Paris VIII University (1987), Theoretical aspects and realizations of the concept of the continuum in the music of the twentieth century, DEA under the direction of Hugues Dufourt, doctoral training Music and Musicology of the twentieth century, IRCAM (1993) Chromatic total and sound continuum, a problematic of musical thought of the twentieth century, doctorate of the State.
His research is the subject of state commissions and conferences concerning musical aesthetics (Introduction to the Law of Pansonority by Ivan Wyschnegradsky, Geneva, Contrechamps, 1996), as well as the synthesis and new lutheries. Composer consultant at IRCAM (Department of Musical Research, 1989/1991) she collaborates with the Ondes et Acoustique Laboratory at the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielle in Paris.
In 1999, Ensemble 2e2m dedicated a portrait concert and a publication dedicated to her work that appears in the online collection (Ensemble 2e2m): Pascale Criton, the microtempered universes.
His works are published by Jobert and played in France and abroad: Georges Pompidou Center, IRCAM, MANCA, Midem, Intermusica, Ars Electronica, Darmstadt, Ijsbreker Institute, Archipel Festival, Huddersfield Spring, III ° Pianoforum (Heilbronn) , American Festival of Microtonal Music in New York, Radio France