Elsa Biston is a french composer. She is the winner of the Elektramusic listeners’ prize 2008 for her work « Muance ».
Elektramusic Electroacoustic Music CD Volume 03 Track 01
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Muance (in French; 12th century) for : alteration, variation.
1) early music : in solmization, name for the substitution for an exachord by another one.
2) alteration when the voice breaks.
Two different sound universes in this work. Each with its own material, logic and sound organization.
Sounds change and move to one world to another. Music changes with timbre alteration but always progresses.
Elsa Biston studied clarinet at the Conservatoire National de Région in Lyon (France). She also attended a post- secondary preparatory school / classes preparing for entrance examinations to the French Grandes Ecoles in Sciences. Elsa Biston also received a « Sound Director Diploma » at the Primus Center in Strasbourg (France).
She works as a sound engineer and musical assistant in contemporary music (IRCAM, GRAME, la Kitchen, l’Instant Donné, Zellig, Sphota, B. Carat…). She is « musicien metteur en onde » (musician and sound engineer) at the French National Broadcasting corporation (Radio-France).
She studied electroacoustic music with Gino Favotti and Philippe Leroux. She received a Diploma in Musical Studies (Electroacoustic composition) at the Ecole Nationale de Musique in Blanc-Mesnil in 2006.