Gianni Bencich - Pacífico Sur

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The original inspiration for this piece comes from my experience watching the Pacific Ocean, specifically the Southern region in front of the Peruvian and Chilean shorelines. From this, I took a material approach in which I tried to evoke the behavior of a glisson system in an instrumental context.

The proposed notation simulates the parameterization found on particle synthesis controls, abstracting the acting elements of the performer towards more primeval forms, separating the actions that compose a traditional gesture, directing sound towards possibilities that attempt against the idiomatic logic of the string instrument.

Composer: Gianni Bencich

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Photo: Gianni Bencich

Gianni Bencich is a Peruvian composer of instrumental, electroacoustic and conceptual music. His recent work is centered on the formalization of aesthetic experience as a compositional plane, using material aesthetic and immaterial content perception to develop an eclectic language, where form arises from aesthetic-morphological eigenvalues and multi-scale temporal design. He graduated first of class in Music Composition from the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences. He has developed projects with Zentrum für Kunst und Medien - ZKM Karlsruhe, Goethe Institut, the British-Peruvian Cultural Association, Fundación Telefónica, and many others. He was the director of Musuq, a non-profit organization for new music, with special emphasis on Peruvian composers and new technology. He is also a founding member and collaborator of the Peruvian Community for Sound Studies.