Christina Vantzou (USA)

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Christina Vantzou


Christina Vantzou is a Kansas City, Missouri-born composer and filmmaker of Greek descent based in Brussels, Belgium. First becoming known as one-half of the audio-visual duo The Dead Texan, she has released four albums of orchestral ambient music for Kranky. The albums have been accompanied by short films often making use of slow motion photography, arranged using “dream logic”.

In a review of her album No. 3, online music magazine The Attic said that there was a tension that could be felt on every track but it was diverse and very rich in structure. It also said it was a sincere, sensible and reflective album.

American ambient composer who has become one of the leading names in the Kranky catalog. Already half of the duo The Dead Texan together with Brian Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid, A Winged Victory for the Sullen), in the course of four solo albums he has shaped a dreamlike and richly evocative sound, which from slender modern classical orchestrations has progressively turned to a chiaroscuro imagery whose atmospheres of abstraction seem to induce a delicate sensory hypnosis.