Raphaèle Biston was born in Lyon, France, in 1975. She studied flute in Lyon and Geneva (Switzerland), and then began her studies of composition. In 2003, she entered the “Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse” in Lyon. She graduated in June 2007 and received the prize of the Francis and Mica Salabert Foundation.
Currently, she is a professor of flute at the “Conservatoire Régional” in Lyon, and regularly performs as an improviser with the ensemble Le Détrapi, as an interlinking field between interpretation and composition.
Her latest pieces show her multifaceted interests in composition: instrumental writing, real-time or pre-recorded computer music, but always giving a central place to the quality of the timbre and its elaboration, in order to reveal its poetical potential, between noise and sound, sound and silence. She tries to propose a music with a clear and constant purpose, but that gives the auditor a bit of room to wander.
Her music has been performed in various contemporary music concerts and festivals, such as: Musiques en scène in Lyon, Agora in Paris, E.A.R. Unit Series at Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater in Los Angeles, Musica in Strasbourg, Manca in Nice, Why Note in Dijon, Les Musiques in Marseille, Forum in Moscow, Double Double in Stockholm, Rondò in Milan, la Biennale in Venise, by ensembles such as 2e2m, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, l'Instant Donné, Multilatérale, Ear Unit, Le Concert Impromptu, Les Temps Modernes, Divertimento Ensemble, Ex Novo, Quatuor Béla, Charlotte Testu, etc.