home

          c.v.

          schedule

          works

          press

          writings

          projects

          links/misc.

          contact

 

 

          deutsch  |  english

 

 

oliver schneller                                           press

 

Accents, la revue de l’Ensembe Intercontemporain, Paris
12/2004
Éric Denut

interview. click here to read (in french)

 

Die Zeit, Hamburg
3/2004
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
8/2000
Allan Kozinn

« Constantly shifting coloration exerting a hypnotic pull. »

 

Boston Globe
8/2000
Richard Dyer

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

 

Berliner Zeitung
10/2003
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
12/2002
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
8/2000
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. »