“Best Instrumental Album 2020” - Rhythms Magazine
“A New Music luminary” - ClassikON
“Mind-blowing” - ABC Classic FM
Described by JOLT as “redefining the idiom”, Bianca Gannon is a multidisciplinary art music composer and improviser.
Exploring the surprising parallels and connections between seemingly disparate concepts, her free improvisations and instant-compositions traverse time, form and genre. The other-worldly extended harmonies and tunings of simultaneous piano + gamelan + singing bowls create an ethereal lyricism layered with pulsating difference tones. Unique timbres, ritualistic rhythms, jazz grooves and post-classical references resonate in an expansive timelessness. A recipient of the Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship, her Indonesian field-research and collaborations inform her music in surprising ways.
Selected by Improvised Music Company as a 30/30 Artist - one of Ireland’s outstanding improvisers, Bianca has toured her solo improv act across Australia, USA, Canada and Ireland. Her debut improv album with // without with Impermanence trio garnered a four star review in the Sydney Morning Herald and her solo improv album is set for release mid 2023. This performance in Dublin is part of the long-running Sunday's at Noon series in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1.
A BAN BAM commission awardee, King House Commission Recipient, Pythia Prize Winner (Composition) and 2020 Artist in Residence with the City of Greater Dandenong, Bianca's work has been presented internationally by leading ensembles including loadbang, Ensemble Offspring, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), the Australian Art Orchestra, and the Irish National Concert Hall Gamelan with Elizabeth Hilliard.
The premiere of her work 'Our House Is On Fire' by Rubiks Collective was awarded the 2021 Percy Grainger Award. Bianca recently performed her Melbourne Symphony Orchestra commission ‘Utter Stutter Flutter’ for orchestra, video, electronics and West Javanese angklung, at the Myer Music Bowl. With an audience of 10,000, The Age described it as “soul-stirring” and the ABC as “extraordinary…a really special work”.