Serge Blenner was born 1955 in France and studied composition and harmony at the conservatoire of Mulhouse, before he moved to Germany in 1975. At a very early stage of this new genre he began to experiment with electronic music and presented his work in a series of life concerts in Munich and Hamburg in 1978. Since 1980 he lives in Hamburg and works in his studio Esthématique.
Serge Blenner is an independent composer. Unlike many of his contemporaries he will not "try anything" to attract public attention. Instead he works consequently on the development of his personal styles of composition and orchestration.
Though Serge Blenner has composed and released an impressive number of albums (17 in 28 years, to be exact), like a true artist he has never really been concerned about commercial success or popularity. That’s why, despite his considerable base of loyal fans and customers (who live as far away as in Sydney, Tokyo, and Minneapolis), hardly anyone knows anything about the life and work of Serge Blenner in the country he has chosen to call home, Germany. This may be because Blenner’s music isn’t easy to categorise as any particular genre. It’s not really ambient, nor chill out – it's stimulating philosophic New Age Music, at most. After all, life in a pigeonhole isn’t particularly comfortable, no matter how popular they may be.
Serge Blenner’s muses are philosophy, nature, and life itself. Anything that crosses his eagle-eyed intellect’s field of vision risks being turned into music. Thoughts solidify into themes and fragments into sequences, which he collects and saves until a piece is finished enough in his head for him to transform it into something that can be heard. This peculiarity can be hard for his friends to take: he really does begin by composing a new piece to the very end mentally, without anyone around him having the least idea – clued in by experimental tinkering, for example – of what’s looming. WebSite | Soundcloud
Musique de Chambre (2008)
Miroir de Soi (2004)
Ars Oratoria (1999)
La Vogue & Magazin Frivole (1995/1980-81)
Vision et Poésie (1995)
Musique Esthétique Vol.2 (1993/1985-86-87)
Musique Esthétique (1988/1985-86-87)
La Dimension Prochaine (1986)
Fracture Interne (1982)