What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
About Me (MUST be more than 10 words to be approved):
Oscar Edelstein is considered one of the most important and original composers in Argentina. His work is profuse and crucial in the map of Latin American contemporary music, new opera and performance. Always pushing the musical lines between the classical, the contemporary and the popular, his music has been described as the first time that Latin America has led the avant-garde. His career is distinguished by a defiant spirit of independence and constant desire to break new ground.
Having been awarded important prizes throughout his career, in 2011 he was honored with a prestigious award from the National Arts Foundation of Argentina for his out-standing artistic achievement.
Recently his work "Cristal Argento I" - for full orchestra with the electronic process of the Sonic Crystal - especially created for Basel Sinfonietta, was premiered in Switzerland in 2011. Presented as a traditional score, Edelstein also used an electronic process to act like a transparency. The software programme was designed by the research team of Edelstein, LAPSO (Laboratory of Acoustics and Sound Perception), at Quilmes University where he is a senior professor.