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Bianchi Oscar

(05. 08. 1975)

Bianchi Oscar
Bianchi Oscar
Berlin
Deutschland


www.oscarbianchi.com

 

Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers
Biography
* 05. 08. 1975.

Born n Milan, holding dual Italian-Swiss citizenships, Oscar Bianchi completed degrees in composition, choir conducting and electronic music at the Giuseppe Verdi conservatory of Milan. He pursued studies in composition taking part in master programs such as at IRCAM - Centre Pompidou and with a doctoral degree at Columbia University in New York.
Vitality, pulsing rhythms, and virtuosity are the hallmarks of the music created by Bianchi, who reveals a sensible interest in new phrasings and new ornamentations, something to be expected from someone whose ears are finely attuned to the music from all corners of the globe. A vocal quality, even in his instrumental work, can strike us as a prominent feature of his music. Exuberant and intelligent, this vocal dimension plays with a refined art of accentuations in all its intermediate degrees. We know him now increasingly interested in cantata and opera: at its core, Bianchi's music continues to be guided by the challenge of dramaturgical and formal issues. The unexpected contrasts between voluble virtuosity and contemplative stasis are the driving force of his flair for dramatic gesture. His music is joyfully violent in breath and in song but may suddenly come to rest in prayer, via a specific harmony, as though struck by the noonday light.
Commissioned by the Aix-en-Provence Festival and Théâtre & Musique, his first opera, Thanks to My Eyes, libretto and direction by Joël Pommerat, received critical acclaim by audiences and critics alike (A masterly portrait of Melancholy, Le Monde, July 7, 2011). His music has been performed by outstanding ensembles and orchestras such as Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Deutsche Symphonie Orchester, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, JACK quartet, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Ictus, Quatuor Diotima, Ensemble Remix, Nieuw Ensemble, Ensemble l'Itineraire, Ensemble Contrechamps, International Contemporary Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, David Grimal, Kammerensemble für neue Musik Berlin, Phoenix Ensemble, Collegium Novum Zürich, Drumming Grupo de Percussão from Porto, Ensemble Laboratorium, Osterreichiches Ensemble für neue Musik, Sound'arte.
Upcoming projects include new works for the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and Maestro Riccardo Chailly, The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, Hebbel am Ufer and Neuevocalsolisten Stuttgart. A monographic CD will be released in 2013 while an extraordinary recording of his cantata MATRA has been just released under the label Cypres.
The works of Oscar Bianchi have been performed throughout Europe and the Americas in prestigious venues such as Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center); Merkin Hall, New York; Luzern Festival; Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam; Venice Biennale; Musica Festival in Strasbourg; Warsaw Autumn Festival; Ultrashall, Berlin; Eclat, Stuttgart; Gasteig, Munich; Ars Musica, Bozar, Brussels; Archipel, Geneva; Tages für Neue Musik, Zürich; IRCAM Centre-Pompidou, Paris; Abbaye du Royaumont; DRS; RSR; RSI; RAI; France Culture; RFI; TFI; France Inter; RTBF; ORT; SWR; Deutschland Kultur, RBB, the Tchaikowsky Conservatory, Moscow; the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Kulturhuset, Stockholm; Sonora Festival, Cologne; OggiMusica, Lugano; Musica è Realtà, Milan; Nuove sincronie, Milan; Milan Conservatory; Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Nuova Consonanza, Rome; CEMAT, Rome.
Oscar Bianchi was a guest of the DAAD Kunstlerprogramm Berlin, Pro-Helvetia in Warsaw and Johannesburg and the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. He has been awarded numerous prizes, such as the Gaudeamus first Prize, the Dussurget Prize, the Asm-Stv Prize, the Aargauer Kuratorium fellowship and the Ictus fellowship.

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Work list
Explosion Implosion (1999)

Instrumentation: for solo piano

Duration: 5' 30"
Manuscript
Involve (2000)

Instrumentation: for tape

Duration: 4' 45"
Manuscript
Estensione di forma (2000)

Instrumentation: for piano and violin

Duration: 4' 20"
Manuscript
Pictures of an Explosion (2000)

Instrumentation: for mixed ensemble (cl, bsn, tp, tbn, el guitar, el bass, el keyboards, percussion, harp)

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Concordia discors (2001)

Instrumentation: for trio (piano, vl, vc)

Manuscript
Sibilla (2001)

Instrumentation: for electric and acoustic violin, ensemble (3 fl, 2 cl, bsn, tp, tbn, hrn, timp, 2 perc, piano) and live electronics

Manuscript
De rerum natura (2001)

Instrumentation: for flute and violin

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
QBA (2002)

Instrumentation: for percussion solo

Manuscript
Sussurro... forse sussulto (2002)
Short piece

Instrumentation: for voice and orchestra

Manuscript
I due cardini (2002)

Instrumentation: for piano and large ensemble

Manuscript
Esegesi del ricordo (2003)

Instrumentation: for ensemble (sx, cr, tbn, perc, pf, acc)

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Primordia rerum (2003)

Instrumentation: for soprano and five instruments (fl, cl, pf, vl, cello)

Texts: Oscar Bianchi, Lucrezio

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Crepuscolo (2003-2004)

Instrumentation: for Paetzold recorders (cb in F) and electronics

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Alba (2004)

Instrumentation: for ensemble (fl, cl, tr, perc, el guit, el bass, pf, synth, vl, vla, cello)

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Mezzogiorno (2004-2005)

Instrumentation: for ensemble (fl, cl, tr, perc, el guitar, el bass, synth, pf, vl, vla, vcl) and electronics

Duration: 15' 00"
Editions Durand-Salabert-Eschig
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Frankreich
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AQBA, nel soffio tuo dolce (2005)

Instrumentation: for six percussionists

Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Zaffiro (2005)

Instrumentation: for ensemble (bass fl, baritone sax, viola, guitar)

Duration: 12' 00"
Editions Durand-Salabert-Eschig
5, rue du Helder
F-75009 Paris
Frankreich
www.salabert.fr
Introitus (2005)

Instrumentation: for choir (8 voices)

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Teso ma non nervoso (2006)

Instrumentation: for ensemble

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Preludio (2006)

Instrumentation: for ensemble

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
The Salvador Dali Secret Chord Progression (2006)

Instrumentation: for percussion ensemble

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
Matra (2006-2007)
Cantata

Instrumentation: for vocal ensemble, instrumental ensemble, trio concertante and electronics

Duration: 60' 00"
Manuscript
Stone Rhapsody (2007-2008)

Instrumentation: for electric guitar, two pianos, two percussions

Duration: 19' 00"
Manuscript
Trasparente (2007)

Instrumentation: for ensemble, (fl, ob, cl, perc, pf, vl, vla, vcl, cb)

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Trasparente II (2007-2008)

Instrumentation: for ensemble, (fl, cl, hr, tp, perc, harp, pf, vl, vla, vcl)

Duration: 11' 00"
Editions Durand-Salabert-Eschig
5, rue du Helder
F-75009 Paris
Frankreich
www.salabert.fr
Anahata Concerto (2008)

Instrumentation: for sixteen instruments

Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
Vishudda Concerto (2008-2009)

Instrumentation: for nineteen instruments

Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
Semplice (2009-2010)

Instrumentation: for violin

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Ajna Prelude (2009-2010)

Instrumentation: for orchestra

Duration: 6' 00"
Editions Durand-Salabert-Eschig
5, rue du Helder
F-75009 Paris
Frankreich
www.salabert.fr
Gr... (2010)

Instrumentation: for bass flute

Duration: 7' 00"
Editions Durand-Salabert-Eschig
5, rue du Helder
F-75009 Paris
Frankreich
www.salabert.fr
Thanks to my Eyes (2010-2011)
Opera in one act

Texts: Joël Pommerat

Duration: 75' 00"
Editions Durand-Salabert-Eschig
5, rue du Helder
F-75009 Paris
Frankreich
www.salabert.fr
Adesso (2011)
String Quartet No 1

Duration: 20' 00"
Editions Durand-Salabert-Eschig
5, rue du Helder
F-75009 Paris
Frankreich
www.salabert.fr
Ante litteram (2011-2012)

Instrumentation: for 6 voices and bass clarinet

Duration: 18' 00"
Manuscript
Sinfonia Concertante (2011-2013)

Instrumentation: for soli and orchestra

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Lullaby (2012)

Instrumentation: for six musicians

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
The Infinite Jest (2012)

Instrumentation: for soprano, dancer and actress

Concept, staging, music, coreography: Oscar Bianchi / Constanza Macras.
Lyrics: excerpts from Infinite Jest of David Foster Wallace.

Duration: 45' 00"
Manuscript
Sotto vuoto (2012)

Instrumentation: for voice and percussion

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
New Work (2012-2013)

Instrumentation: for 2 voices and bagpipe

Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Diskographie
Oscar Bianchi (Musiques Suisses Nr. MGB CTS-M 138, 2013)
Interpreters:
Gubler, Rico
Scheidegger, Mats
Works:
Bianchi, Oscar: Gr... (2010)
Bianchi, Oscar: Primordia rerum (2003)
Bianchi, Oscar: Crepuscolo (2003-2004)
Bianchi, Oscar: Zaffiro (2005)
Bianchi, Oscar: Matra (2006-2007)
Bianchi, Oscar: Anahata Concerto (2008)
Bianchi, Oscar: Thanks to my Eyes (2010-2011)
Info: www.fonoteca.ch