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Accents, la revue de l’Ensembe Intercontemporain, Paris
Éric Denut

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Die Zeit, Hamburg
Volker Hagedorn

« Oliver Schneller reaches a point in his music where it can reflect upon itself from an oblique perspective in a playful, often humorous way. By way of the electronics he complements live-instrumental sound with a repository of quartertones that transmitts the gracefullness that a composer like Charles Ives must have dreamed of when thinking about ways of microtonal music making. »


New York Times
Allan Kozinn

« Constantly shifting coloration exerting a hypnotic pull. »


Boston Globe
Richard Dyer

«  Imagination and taste…arriving at very persuasive results. »


Berliner Zeitung
Peter Uehling

…one of the most captivating moments of the day was the Trio of Oliver Schneller (1998/99) for accordeon, cello, and piano… In this piece, the exploration of sound relationships between different instruments succeeded with a harmonic sensibility. The instruments functioned sometimes as a single super-instrument and produced completely new sounds. »


Le Monde, Paris
Pierre Gervasoni

« A revelation. A personality capable of transcending with seductive musical expression the often still underdeveloped relationship between traditional instruments and computer music. »


Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Pierre Ruhe

«  Another standout was German-born Oliver Schneller… Schneller's "Phantom Islands," given its world premiere, uses timbre, the colors of sound, as a foundation. The result: a work devoted to beauty, more akin to a colorful abstract painting than a piece of music. »