Biography

Frederick Bianchi

Bianchi’s compositional work began with reel-to-reel tape recorders and first generation analog synthesizers.  His early work utilized taped electronic music integrated during live performance with large acoustic ensembles and orchestras. In 1980, he began incorporating large scale multi-channel sound systems into his work and experimenting with real time synchronization, acoustic simulation, and interactive performance methods. In 1987, Bianchi began collaborating with David Smith on interactive Virtual Orchestra design.  That pioneering work has resulted in over 400,000 live performances world wide and collaborations with Musical Theatre International (MTI), the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, the Bernstein Office, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group (RUG), Cirque du Soleil, and Lucent Technologies, including work on Broadway, London’s West End, and numerous tours in America and Europe.

Bianchi has received international recognition and numerous awards and honors for his work, including the ASCAP Young Composers Award, the Russolo-Pratella International Music Competition in Italy, the Bourges International Computer Music Competition in France, the Kennedy Center’s Friedheim Award in orchestral composition, the National Orchestral Association’s Orchestral Fellow Award in New York City, the United States Institute for Theater Technology Award for Innovation, and orchestral performances at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Bianchi has been on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Boston University, and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.