Oscar Bianchi

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 - 2:22 pm

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“From a very refined harmonic ear, Bianchi has the very modern ability to dramatize musical forms through mastery of texture, in its thousand details. “(Jean-Luc Plouvier, ICTUS ensemble).

A vocal quality, even in his instrumental work, can strike us as a prominent feature of his music. 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. His first opera, Thanks to My Eyes, commissioned by the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence received critical acclaim by audiences and critics alike (“A masterly portrait of Melancholy“, Le Monde). Upcoming projects include new works for Gewandhaus Leipizg, Neuevocalsolisten Stuttgart, Ensemble Modern and Ictus.