Dr. 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.
In 1980, he began working with large scale multi-channel sound installations and experimenting with creative sound design principles in nontraditional venues. With over 100 compositions from that period, 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 more.
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 including work on Broadway, London’s West End, Cirque du Soleil, Lucent Technologies, and numerous tours in America and Europe.