Daniel Kientzy

Is an international artist dedicated to the interpretation of contemporary music, in particular in relation to electronics. For this he has developed a totally original style, an osmosis of instrumental and electronic music on both a technical and conceptual level. The only player to have mastered all 7 members of the saxophone family, more than 450 pieces have been written expressly for him (Concertos, operas, electronics, multimedia pieces etc.). He is the "inventor" of the contemporary saxophone and the author of the foremost treatise on its instrumental technique: SAXOLOGIE. He plays improvise music too with originality and personal language. His discography have more than 70 titles. He was awared with 2 SACEM prices, Victoires de la Musique. He has a Doctorate Degree at the Universty Paris VIII and he is Honoris Causa Doctor at the Music University in Bucarest.

See also Pièce à Conviction (Corpus Delicti) & Manuel on Stage by Alvaro García de Zúñiga and

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Daniel Kientzy, saxophone(s) & Reina Portuondo, electronics

A new approach to chamber music, space music: its expression comes trueby associating a classical interpreter with a new generation of instrumentalists : those who play the modern instrument family mixers, flangers, phasing, and other sound processors (using sound producing, colouring and spacing to their full extend). The only Duet in the world working, (devoted to) this kind of music, Méta-duo works out withinits rigorous, magic and sensual electroacoustic world. It experiences the sound alchemy of our time.

Meta Duo plays in ENNEAPHONY