The Ensemble d’oscillateurs (The Oscillator Ensemble) is a new music group that performs modern works for old-school oscillators.
The Ensemble, directed by Nicolas Bernier, takes inspiration from electronic music pioneers like Pauline Oliveros and Karlheinz Stockhausen. The group features 10 musicians playing on post-war analog oscillators.
The vintage gear creates technical limitations, but also unique creative boundaries to work within.
“With only the frequency and volume as musical parameter, we are exploring ways to compose and improvise with sine waves (and a bit of square waves), nothing else,” notes Benier.
2018 : Earle Brown, December 1952 (1952) var.
2018 : Francisco Meirino, Shaping Things (a Simple Spectrum) (2018) 12 m
2018 : Candas Sisman, SYN-Phon (2013) 10 m
2017 : Xavier Ménard, États altérés (2017) 7 m
2016 : Kevin Gironnay, Ignis Fatuus (Solis) (2016) 12 m