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Tudor Feraru

Romanian / Canadian composer of instrumental, orchestral, chamber, vocal, choral, film, and electroacoustic works, Tudor Feraru is currently Lecturer at the Cluj-Napoca Academy of Music. Tudor Feraru studied composition with Cornel Ţăranu and orchestral conducting with Petre Sbârcea at the “Gh. Dima”Academy of Music, where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in both subjects in 2001. He also studied with Omar Daniel at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, where he earned a Master of Music degree in composition in 2003. Beginning in 2004, Tudor Feraru pursued Doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, under the supervision of Stephen Chatman. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2008. In 2012, he also completed Post-Doctoral research at the National University of Music in Bucharest.

Tudor Feraru has held teaching assistantships within the composition departments of the University of Western Ontario and the University of British Columbia. He has also instructed and conducted the contemporary music ensembles at these universities. Among his honors are scholarships from the “Sigismund Toduţă” Foundation, grants to attend composition masterclasses in Romania and the Czech Republic, full International Graduate Scholarships from the two Canadian universities, as well as several Prizes in national composition competitions in Romania.

Numerous of his original compositions have been performed, recorded and broadcast in Europe and North America. As a pianist, Tudor Feraru has performed in Romania and Canada, and has often played his own music. He has also occasionally served as an orchestral conductor.

Works by Tudor Feraru have been published by various editions, such as “Müller und Schade” in Bern – Switzerland, “VDM Verlag” in Saarbrücken – Germany, “Muşatinii” in Suceava – Romania, and “MediaMusica” in Cluj-Napoca.  Among his most notable recent compositions are the “Piano Concerto”, a chamber opera entitled “The Piano Teacher”, and the choreographic poem “The Lyre of Orpheus”.

Tudor Feraru is a member of the Romanian Society of Composers and Musicologists (UCMR).

MUSIC on internet: BaRoCh, Lira lui Orfeu/Orpheus’ Lyre

Țintea Muzicală Festival

The aim of the Țintea Muzicală Festival is to invite audiences to rethink notions such as “contemporary – past, new – old” in music as well as to re-evaluate the social norms of the concert.
The Festival began in July 2009 with unconventional concerts that took place solely in a  house in Țintea belonging to the festival’s founders and organizers: composers Adina Dumitrescu and Dana Cristina Probst .

Facebook page HERE.

EDITION 2014 HERE.

EDITION 2013:

As it is the tradition of Țintea Muzicală, eight composers from Austria, Finland, France and Romania – Nicolae Brânduş, Jean-Pascal Chaigne, Dan Dediu, Adina Dumitrescu, Sebastian Dumitrescu, Dieter Kaufmann and Dana Cristina Probst – were invited in 2013 to deal with a rather untouched chapter of music history: the Medieval polyphony – an extraordinary opportunity for the audience to gain insight into The Montpellier Codex – “the most somptuous extant manuscript of thirteenth-century polyphonic music”, almost unknown in Romania. The fifth edition of Țintea Muzicală brought to life four concerts, a dance theatre video performance and a composition workshop under the motto “Playing with voices”.

Țintea Muzicală 2013

Fifth edition of Ţintea Muzicală
PLAYING WITH VOICES
18-21 July 2013
Ploieşti, Ţintea, Bucureşti – România

Day 1
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Biserica Romano-Catolicӑ “Cristos Rege”
str. Ştefan cel Mare, nr.13
100568 Ploieşti, judeţul Prahova

07.00 pm – Welcome to the fifth edition of Țintea Muzicală by composer and artistic director Adina Dumitrescu

First Concert
BEYOND THE VOICES

Works from the Montpellier Codex – the largest and most somptuous extant manuscript of thirteenth–century polyphonic music
Deus, in adiutorium
Organum: Benedicamus Domino
Gaude, chorus omnium
Mellis stilla
Plus bele que flor
Par un matinet l’autrier
Ce que je tieng pour deduit
O Maria, virgo Davitica
Au cuer ai un mal
Mout me fu grief departir

Adina Dumitrescu – Jolietement* for vocal sextet, first performance
Dan Dediu – Motet* for vocal sextet, first performance

performers:
Vocal Sextet “București”: Anna Szekely – soprano, Anna Mirescu – soprano, Teodora Jaworski – mezzo-soprano, Florian Costea – tenor, Emanuel Pecingină – tenor and conductor and Radu Isăcescu – baritone
Otto Probst – piano, organ
Maria Magdalena Probst – violoncello
Moderator: Alexandru Bădulescu

Day 2
Friday, 19 July 2013
Casa Teodorescu
str. Albăstreleor 25
105250 Ţintea – Băicoi, judeţul Prahova

04.00 pm
Composition Workshop
ANSWERS TO THE MEDIEVAL POLYPHONY

participants:
Nicolae Brânduş, Jean-Pascal Chaigne, Adina Dumitrescu, Sebastian Dumitrescu,
Dieter Kaufmann and Dana Cristina Probst
Moderator: Ruxandra Arzoiu

07.00 pm
Second Concert
THE HIDDEN VOICES

Works from the Montpellier Codex:
Par une matinee
Povre secors ai encore recovré
Por vos, amie…
En non Diu, que que nus die…
Entre Copin et Bourgeois
Coument se poet…
Dieus, que porroit…
Puisque bele dame m’eime
Deus in adiutorium
In sompnis, mira Dei

Sebastian Dumitrescu – Puisque bele dame m’eime* for soprano and live electronics, first performance
Dana Cristina Probst – Lis ne glay* for mezzo-soprano and piano, first performance
Jean-Pascal Chaigne – De sa disparition – in memoriam Anne-Marie Albiach for soprano, celtic harp and violoncello, first performance
Dieter Kaufmann – “Organisch – anorganisch” on texts by Augustinus and Dieter Kaufmann for soprano, mezzo-soprano and live electronics, combined with Op.139 “Island”, first performance

performers:
Cristina Radu – soprano
Irina Ungureanu – soprano
Carolina Astanei – mezzo-soprano
Roxana Moișanu – celtic harp
Mladen Spasinovici – violoncello
Otto Probst – piano, organ
Maria Magdalena Probst – violoncello
Sebastian Dumitrescu – electronics
Moderator: Ruxandra Arzoiu

Day 3
Saturday, 20 July 2013
Casa Teodorescu
str. Albăstreleor 25
105250 Ţintea – Băicoi, judeţul Prahova

11.00 am
Third Concert
TROUVÈRS’ VOICES

Works from the Montpellier Codex:
Plus bele que flor
Par un matinet l’autrier
Ce que je tieng pour deduit
O Maria, virgo Davitica
Amours mi font souffrir peine a tort
Au cuer ai un mal
Mout me fu grief departir
Amours dont je sui espris
On parole de batre de vanner
S’on me regarde

Cele m’a tolu la vie
Amors ne mi tendra mes cointe ne jolis
Quant voi la fleur en l’arbroie
Quant vient en mai, k’erbe va verdoiant
Hu main au doz mois de mai
Quant je parti de m’amie

Adina Dumitrescu – Jolietement* for vocal sextet
Nicolae Brânduș – Menestrel* for soprano, mezzo-soprano, celtic harp and violoncello, first performance
Dan Dediu – Motet* for vocal sextet

performers:
Vocal Sextet “București”: Anna Szekely – soprano, Anna Mirescu – soprano, Teodora Jaworski – mezzo-soprano, Florian Costea – tenor, Emanuel Pecingină – tenor and conductor and Radu Isăcescu – baritone
Irina Ungureanu – soprano
Carolina Astanei – mezzo-soprano
Roxana Moișanu – celtic harp
Mladen Spasinovici – violoncello
Otto Probst – piano, organ
Maria Magdalena Probst – violoncello
Moderator: Alina Velea

Day 4
Sunday, 21 July 2013
Muzeul Ţăranului Român, Sala Irina Nicolau
Şoseaua Kiseleff 3, Sector 1
011341 Bucureşti

07.00 pm
Fourth Concert
VOICES AND SOUNDS

Works from the Montpellier Codex:
Quant voi l’erbe reverdir…
Quant voi l’aloete…
Sovent me fait…
Coument se poet nul tenir de joie faire
Dieus, qui porroit, quant il vodroit, sanz mal penser
Ne sai, que je die…
S’Amours eust point de poer…
Dame, que je n’os noumer…

Dieter Kaufmann – “Organisch – anorganisch” on texts by Augustinus and Dieter Kaufmann for soprano, mezzo-soprano and live electronics, combined with Op.139 “Island”
Dana Cristina Probst – Lis ne glay* for mezzo-soprano and piano
Jean-Pascal Chaigne – De sa disparition – in memoriam Anne-Marie Albiach for soprano, celtic harp and violoncello
Sebastian Dumitrescu – Puisque bele dame m’eime* for soprano and live electronics
Nicolae Brânduș – Menestrel* for soprano, mezzo-soprano, celtic harp and violoncello

performers:
Cristina Radu – soprano
Irina Ungureanu – soprano
Carolina Astanei – mezzo-soprano
Roxana Moișanu – celtic harp
Mladen Spasinovici – violoncello
Otto Probst – piano, organ
Sebastian Dumitrescu – electronics
Moderator: Ruxandra Arzoiu

* works on texts from the Montpellier Codex

08.30 pm
Presentation
VOICE.WORD.SOUND.
by Dieter Kaufmann

Klang.Raum.Frau – symphonie pour une femme seule
Dance Theatre on „symphonie acousmatique“ and „Lui comme elle“ on texts by Elfriede Jelinek

Sapia Nedwed – dance
Ulrich Kaufmann – video

Closing word: Dana Cristna Probst

InnerSound 2013

 

InnerSound International New Arts Festival

2nd edition – Mysterium - Bucharest, August 26-31 2013 

InnerSound New Arts Festival was created by young and enthusiastic artists from Romania, who gave it an unique format at its first edition in 2012. The organizer and its partners (The National Peasant Museum, The National University of Music in Bucharest – The Center of Electroacoustic and Multimedia Music, Aiurart Gallery and so on) are set to offer the people in Bucharest a fresh sonic and visual oasis at the end of each torrid August.

InnerSound New Arts Festival wishes to create a new perspective on art music by embedding it in different visual projects – from photography exhibition, silent short movies with live music to multimedia shows. InnerSound is growing into a strong platform for the emerging composers, instrumentalists, photographers, visual artists and film directors, while at the same time including in its program internationally renowned artists (such as Alexandru Tomescu, Henry Vega, Anat Spiegel, Dublin Sound Lab or Irina Ungureanu, in 2012).

The theme of InnerSound 2013 is Mysterium. Provocative and challenging for both the artists and the audience, Mysterium refers to the European medieval tradition of syncretism. The idea of “mystery plays”, the predecessors of theatrical manifestations, is updated  to contemporary secular realities. The InnerSound audience is invited to discover the hidden meaning behind every event, by hearing, seeing, feeling and interacting with the magic the artists prepared for them.

What will happen in 2013:

  • MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCES – GEST (Poland) – Bytom Crew and Friends (Krzysztof Wolek – live electronics, Domink Strycharski – voice, recorders, electronics, Sebastian Smolyn – trombone, electronics, Artur Smolyn – electronics, Marysia Stoklosa & Aleksandra Borys – movement);  WEAPON OF CHOICE (Austria) – Barbara Lüneburg (violin, electric violin, iPod) & Marko Ciciliani (computer, iPod, lights, video);OPUS.ART(Romania) –  Cătălin Creţu (synthesizers) & Alexandru Dan (percussions); AROUNDANDABOUT ARACHNEEA (Romania) – Irinel Anghel (performer) & Mihai Cucu (video)
  • EXPERIMENTALPOPCONCERT fromHolland: CONTROLLAR (Anat Spiegel – voice, Thomas Myrmel – computer, Gur Spiegel – drums)
  • SILENTFILMNIGHT – short silent films with live music; conductor –  Gabriel Bebeşelea; ensemble: Octavian Moldovean – flute, Maria Chifu – bassoon, Raluca Stratulat – violin, Tamara Dica – viola, Eugen-Bogdan Popa – cello
  • CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS – ENCOUNTERS IN TIMEANDSPACE – a series of concerts that mix musics from all eras and styles, that also started in 2012: Matei Ioachimescu (flute), Laurenţiu Darie (bassoon), Raluca Stratulat (violin), Ana Topalovic (cello), Adriana Toacsen (pian)
  • VOCAL RECITAL –ANATSPIEGEL (Holland): voice, guitar
  • ELECTRONIC MUSIC – DARKROOMAUDITIONS
  • PANTOMIME-CONCERT – Gyorgy Ligeti’s Musica Ricercata and Hungarian Rock (re)interpreted by Adriana Paler-Nicolescu (piano, Austria) and Mihai Bisericanu (actor)
  • PHOTO EXHIBITIONS – “Contemporary Mysteries” – special guest: Johanna Si (Austria)

PROGRAM:

MONDAY, August 26th

Entrance: 10 RON

Löwendal House (Piața Gh. Cantacuzino nr.1, sector 2)

7 p.m. Opening of the photo exhibition ‘Contemporary Mysteries’

The exhibition is open daily between August 27th - September 7th, between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (free entrance during that period)

Can the contemporary world still reveal the hidden, subtle side of phenomena and feelings? How do film and camera intercept the most intimate experiences awaked by ordinary or impressive events? 

Photographers: Johanna Si (special guest, Austria), Șerban Mestecăneanu, Cornel Brad, Cristina Irian, Mihai Cucu, Sabina Ulubeanu, Lucian Muntean (Romania) and the winners of the ‘Contemporary Mysteries’ photo project competition

Jury: Alexandru Tomescu (violin player), Șerban Mestecăneanu (photographer, director of the Bucharest Photography Salon), Lucian Muntean (photographer, editor at Modernism.ro), Sabina Ulubeanu (composer, photographer, Artistic Director of InnerSound)

7:30 p.m. Encounters in Time and Space I – chamber music concert

This mini-series of chamber music concerts guides the audience from one era to another, from one style to another, in a perpetually surprising journey through newer or older musics. 

Duo ATRIS: Raluca Stratulat - violin, Adriana Toacsen - piano (Romania)

Program:

Francis Poulenc - Piano Suite (Presto; Andante; Vif)

Witold Lutosławski - Subito for violin and piano

Cătălin Creţu - Sonatina for violin and piano

Sabina Ulubeanu - Fugue for solo violin

Robert Schumann - Sonata no.2 op.121 in D minor for violin and piano (1. Ziemlich langsam – Lebhaft; 2. Sehr lebhaft; 3.  Leise, einfach; 4.- Bewegt)

8:30 p.m. Opening Cocktail 

 

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TUESDAY, August 27th

Entrance: 10 RON

BlackBox (NAG Atelier, Piaţa Amzei nr.5, sector 1)

7 p.m. Opening of the electronic music installation ’Dark Room Auditions’

The installation is open daily between August 28th - August 31st, between 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. (free entrance during that period). Complete schedule on www.innersoundfestival.webs.com.

An initiative of the Romanian Music Information Center (CIMRO) that places Romanian electronic and electroacoustic music in an international context. Leave all your worries and prejudices behind, listen with your “eyes wide shut” and enter a magical world of mysterious sounds.  

Music by: Sillyconductor (Colour reading room), Henry Vega (ONEderfull; Orbit Correction; A Thousand Tones; East of the Lake Mix; Piano Music 1), Farang/Stefan Schmidt (Ashqem – Sketches for processed classical guitar), Călin Ioachimescu (Digital Birds),  Cătălin Creţu (Luneburg Soundscape), Adrian Borza (Akedia), Fluidian/Emil Gherasim (Inner Soundscapes, Soundpaintings), Avânt’n’Gard (Colinde netemperate - Susu-n ‘naltul cerului,La sfarsitul lumii), Octavian Nemescu (Lacul Lacrimilor), Benoît and the Mandelbrots (Nadelrauschen), Juan A. Romero (Drone), Marcus Beuter (faszination maschine – der mensch in der reflektion I); Sillyconductor (Diorama)

Curator: Diana Rotaru (composer, Artistic Director of InnerSound and CIMRO coordinator)

A1 Bar (Piaţa Amzei nr.1, sector 1 )

8:30 p.m. Encounters in Time and Space II - chamber music concert 

Laurenţiu Darie – bassoon, Mădălina Florescu – piano (Romania)

Program:

Gordon Jacob - Partita for bassoon (1. Preludio; 2. Valse; 3. Presto; 4. Aria antique; 5. Capricietto)

Antonio Vivaldi - Sonata in E minor for bassoon and cembalom (1.Largo; 2. Allegro; 3.Largo; 4. Allegro)

Nicolae Brânduş - Melopedie şi Fugă for bassoon

Edward Elgar - Romance for bassoon and piano

Cristian Bence-Muk - Meditations of a Lonely Basoon 

Paul Jelescu - Rapsodie dobrogeană for bassoon and piano

 

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WEDNESDAY, August 28th

Free Entrance

Clubul Ţăranului (Str. Kiseleff nr. 3, intrarea Monetăriei, sector 1)

5 p.m. Five O’Clock Symposium 

Speakers: Stefan Firca (musicologist), Maria Balabas (musicologist, jurnalist, member of Avant’n'Gard experimental group), Mirona Radu (filmmaker, photographer), Laura Manolache (musicologist, composer)

Little Workshop of Experiential Composition (Irinel AnghelRomania)

Theoretical exposition (“Experiential Composition as an Alternative Educational Practice”) and a free demonstrative workshop. Sign-up for active participation until August 26th 2013, at the following address: irinel.anghel@gmail.com. Musicians and non-musicians allowed, the maximum number of participants being 9. 

 

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THURSDAY, August 29th

Free Entrance

The National University of Music inBucharest, The Opera and Multimedia Studio (Str. Ştirbei Vodă nr. 33, sector 1)

7 p.m. Pantomime Concert -  György Ligeti - Adriana Paler-Nicolescu - piano (Austria), Mihai Bisericanu - actor (Romania)

Works by György Ligeti – Musica RicercataHungarian Rock

‘Musica Ricercata’ – a search for music, from one note to all 12 of them. A set of 11 short pieces for piano that György Ligeti wrote between 1952-53, before eloping to Germany, where he will form one of the most original and complex musical languages in the XXth century. A search for music but also a search for his own style, as, even if they are deeply influenced by Bartok, the miniatures bear in them the seeds of what would become the Ligeti sound: deranged mechanisms, polyrhythms, wailing chromaticism, obsessive ostinatos. The last piece is an hommage to Girolamo Frescobaldi, the “father” of the ricercare form, a forerunner of the later fugue. Another hommage to the Baroque period is the fascinating ‘Hungarian Rock’, where Ligeti takes the strict Chacconne form – where a chord pattern is repeated while variations on it are played simultaneously – and embellishes it with wild improvisations, allusions to rock and jazz music (genres of music also based on chord repetition). All this with a delicious Hungarian flavour. Rarely played in Romania, Ligeti’s music – vivid, enthralling sound-mechanisms – will be revealed by Adriana Paler-Nicolescu’s magical fingers and Mihai Bisericanu’s pantomime in an unique syncretic show.


8 p.m. The Bright Side of Mechanisms - multimedia concert 

OPUS.ART: Cătălin Creţu  – keybords, electronics, Dan Alexandru – percussions, electronics; guests: Cătălin Milea - saxophone;  Ana Maria Costea & Tabita - performers (Romania)

9 p.m. Gest (Reakcja, Interpretacja, Komunikacja) – multimedia show

Bytom Crew and Friends: Krzysztof Wolek - live electronics, Domink Strycharski - voice, recorders, electronics, Sebastian Smolyn- trombone, electronics, Artur Smolyn - electronics, Marysia Stoklosa and Aleksandra Borys – movement (Poland)

The title ’Gest (Interpretacja, Reakcja, Komunikacja)’ in Polish means ‘Gesture (Interpretation, Reaction, Communication)’. The artists of the Bytom Crew and Friends that conceived the idea for this improvised music and movement show are interested in the discourse between sound and movement in which both mediums are equally influencing the other. Both movement and sound are equal partners creating a constantly evolving open form based on the art of listening, buildups, counterpoints, action, reaction and interaction. The project is conceived as an event which creates its own meaning, the essence of nonverbal communication. 

Seven elementary messages are points of departure and inspiration for each section of the piece: 1. Impulse; 2. Movement; 3. Arousal; 4. Manipulation; 5. Power; 6 Stagnation; 7 Resolution. These messages are also important and universal aspects of social interactions. 

 

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FRIDAY, August 30th

Entrance: 10 RON

The Romanian Peasant Museum– Courtyard (Str. Kiseleff nr. 3, intrarea Monetăriei, sector 1)

7 p.m. Encounters in Time and Space III - chamber music concert

Matei Ioachimescu – flute, Ana Topalovic – cello (Austria)

Program:

Domenico Scarlatti - Allegro from Sonata for cembalom K 159

Alexandru Sima - Atavism for flute

Daniele Corsi - Dark Matter pentru cello (p.a.a)

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier - RondoSarabande and Gavotte from the 3rd Suite for flute

Călin Ioachimescu - Celliphonia for cello and tape

Joachim Quantz - Prelude for flute

Alexandru Murariu - La Cathedrale de Rouen for flute and cello

Ülkemin Akbas - Tendril for flute and cello (W.P.)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Bourrée from the 3rd Suite for cello

Corina Alexandra Tîrziman - Flight for  flute

Peteris Vasks - The Book for cello

Katrina Emtage - Winds on Waves for flute and cello

Clubul Ţăranului (Str. Kiseleff nr. 3, intrarea Monetăriei, sector 1)

 

8 p.m. Anat Spiegel Recital – voice, guitar (Holland)

Guests: Thomas Myrmel – electronics, Raluca Stratulat – violin

Program:

Morton Feldman - Only (lyrics by Rainer Maria Rilke) for solo voice

Anat Spiegel - I’ll be seeing you for voice and guitar

Henry Vega - How I extrovert you / like a sunken gong for solo voice

Claude Vivier - Tao Tao Tao arranged for voice and electronics

Diana Rotaru - I like (lyrics by E.E. Cummings) for voice, typewriter and tape

Thomas Myrmel - Parallax (lyrics by Walt Whitman) for voice, violin and electronics

Anat Spiegel - Oh how I  for voice and guitar

Sabina Ulubeanu - Slide 1&2 (lyrics by Anat Spiegel) for voice and violin

 

The Romanian Peasant Museum– Courtyard (Str. Kiseleff nr. 3, intrarea Monetăriei, sector 1)

9:30 p.m. Silent Film Night 

Gabriel Bebeşelea – conductor, Octavian Moldovean – flute, Maria Chifu – bassoon, Raluca Stratulat – violin, Tamara Dica – viola, Eugen-Bogdan Popa - cello (Romania)

Anna Florea - Salon 216B – Music: Sebastian Androne

Simona Fitcal - Transhumant – Music: Diana Simon

Nelio Costa – Sanctuary – Music: Şerban Marcu

Liviu Varlam – The Boy and the Dog – Music: Gabriel Mălăncioiu

Mira Chendler – Hauntings – Music: Tudor Feraru

Cătălin Soare – Daylight – Music: Dan Popescu

Mirona Radu - When building a home, consider orienting windows to the south – Music: Sabina Ulubeanu

Mihai Zgondoiu - Hefaistos Dream – Music: Cristian Bence-Muk

Anda Puşcaş – Edge – Music: Diana Rotaru

Paul Richard-Tremeau - La boite à souvenirs (proiect pentru InnerSound) – Music: Alexandru Murariu

Ioana Mischie - Between already and not yet – Music: Adina Sibianu

Mihai Cucu – [new project for InnerSound] – Music: Darie Nemeş-Bota

Şerban Jipa – [new project for InnerSound] – Music: Ana Giurgiu-Bondue

Constantin Basica - Deadline - Music: Constantin Basica*

 

*on the recording, Orchestra of theUniversity of Music and  TheaterHamburg, conductor René Gulikers

 

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SATURDAY, August 31st
Entrance: 10 RON

Clubul Ţăranului (Str. Kiseleff nr. 3, intrarea Monetăriei, sector 1)

7 p.m. Around and About Arachneea - multimedia performance

Irinel Anghel – soundacting, Mihai Cucu – live visuals (Romania)

Normal is an illusion

(What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly

But, what if the spider itself is caught in its own web?)…

Irinel Anghel and Mihai Cucu develop crossing borders artistic experiences as interdisciplinary events with no gap between music, theatre, dance and video work. They offer a live “piece of art” inviting the participants to experiment themselves in this direct contact. Meeting Arahneea is about observing the interaction between our so many connections, thoughts, emotions, a huge invisible network made visible and audible by these 2 artists in their misterious performance.

The Romanian Peasant Museum– Courtyard (Str. Kiseleff nr. 3, intrarea Monetăriei, sector 1)

 

8.30 p.m. Weapon of Choice – multimedia performance

Barbara Lüneburg – violin, electric violin, iPad; Marko Ciciliani – iPad, live electronics, lasers, lights, video (Austria)

Violinist Barbara Lüneburg invited composers and visual artists to collaborate with her in the creation of new multimedia works for electric or acoustic violin with the goal of exploring artistic relations that can be found between the classical instrument violin, mediated sound, and visuals. 

Program:

Marko Ciciliani - Intersection (2013) for live-electronics, live-video and lighting

Yannis Kyriakides - Bayesian Poison (2010) for violin, soundtrack and video

Yannis Kyriakides/Marko Ciciliani - 8’66” (or everything that is irrelevant) (2012) for 2 iPad performers and video

Marko Ciciliani - Alias (2007) for e-violin, electronics, light and laser


9:30 p.m. Controllar – Art Pop Concert

Anat Spiegel – vocals, Thomas Myrmel – computer, Gur Spiegel – drums (Holland)

 

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Tickets are available at www.bilete.ro, the Romanian Post offices, Bilete.ro flagged Inmedio stores and Germanos stores.

Entrance fee:

Pass August 26-31 – 25 RON

Monday, August 26 – 10 RON

Tuesday, August 27 – 10 RON

Wednesday, August 28 – free entrance

Thursday, August 29 – free entrance

Friday, August 30 – 10 RON

Saturday, August 31 – 10 RON

 

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Organiser: OPUS Association

Team: Sabina Ulubeanu (Artistic Director), Diana Rotaru (Artistic Director), Cătălin Creţu (Executive Director), Mariana Manolescu (PR), Şerban Jipa (Graphic design), Suzana Dan (Graphic Design), Mihai Cucu (Video)

Special thanks: Adina Hotinceanu, Monica Isăcescu, Oana Dobre, Irinel Anghel

Supported by: RAIFFEISEN Bank

Other sponsors: Grolsch, Aqua Carpatica, NouMax, All Deco International, Electra

Parteners: The Austrian Cultural Forum, The Bucharest Polish Institute, The Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest, Löwendal Foundation, The National University of Music in Bucharest, The Electroacoustic and Multimedia Music Center, The Romanian Peasant Museum, Clubul Țăranului, Ephemair Association, A1 Bar, Rembrandt, KOTKI Visuals, Aiurart Gallery, Art&Co Association, Brigada de Voluntari, Centrul de Cercetare Alternativă, Bilete.ro, Germanos, Romanian Post Office, Inmedio

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ICon Arts 2013

ICON ARTS ACADEMY AND FESTIVAL – SIBIU, 2013

The 11th edition of the ICon Arts Academy & Festival takes place in Sibiu, between the 24th of July and the 4th of August. Over 150 participants from Europe, Asia and USA will meet this summer for various workshops in music (solo, chamber & jazz), dance and photography.

This year brings a new section – the Composer in residence program, a special guest-ensemble – European Contemporary Orchestra and the first edition abroad: ICon Arts Rome, in partnership with Accademia di Romania, during August 6-12.

More details on www.iconarts.ro and https://www.facebook.com/icon.arts.

 

Dan Dediu: Composer Portrait @ RCI New York

ROMANIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE IN NEW YORK

200 East 38th Street (at3rd Avenue),New York, NY10016

Tel: 212-687-0180 – Fax: 212-687-0181

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Composer Portrait: Dan Dediu

Diptic / Diptych

One of the most prolific personalities of the Romanian musical scene, Dan Dediu, will perform in a piano recital at Klavierhaus, inManhattan, onAugust 2nd 2013, at7pm, introducing his compositions to the American audiences.

Join duo piano players Valentina Sandu-Dediu and Dan Dediu for the American premiere of the piano four-hands Cycle Idyllen & Guerrillen, Fantasia fantomagica sul nome B.E.C.H. op.97 for piano four-hands, Lévantiques op.64 for piano, Les Barricades mistérieuses – reloaded for piano.

Meet the Romanian musicians for an additional event at the Romanian Cultural Institute inNew York, onAugust 3rd, 2013at7pm.: video-snapshots from the opera A Lost Letter (2009/13), a production of the Bucharest Romanian National Opera.

Dan Dediu was born on 16th March 1967 in Braila, Romania. He graduated composition at the Music University in Bucharest (1989) and attended post-graduate courses at HMdK in Vienna (1990/91). Scholar- and Fellowships were offered by Alfred-Toepfer Foundation, Hamburg, Alban-Berg Foundation, Vienna, New Europe College, Bucharest, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Zuger Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr, Switzerland, Bavarian Ministry for Culture, Germany. Among his teachers one could name the composers Stefan Niculescu, Dan Constantinescu and Francis Burt. Guest Lecturer at Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland (1994), invited for the Summer Workshop in Computing for Composers, IRCAM, Paris (1994), Dediu was in 1999, 2001, 2007/8 artistic director of the New Music Festival in Bucharest “International Week of New Music”. Since 2003 leads Profil-Sinfonietta Bucharest, in the same year was appointed Professor for Composition and in 2008 was elected Rector of the National University of Music,Bucharest.

He received prizes and awards for composition in Vienna, London, Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Bucharest, Dresden, Ludwigshafen. His over 150 works are world-wide performed and produced on CDs by Albany Records, Cavalli and NEOS.  “The music of Dan Dediu could be described as versatile, nervous, with a specific feature of dynamic restlessness. He works with forms, which consists every time in an alternation of good perceptible sonorities, pithy microuniverses.” (Lothar Knessl).

Valentina Sandu-Dediu graduated in musicology from the National Music University of Bucharest in 1990. She has been teaching at the same institution since 1993 (professor of musicology and stylistics). She wrote over 30 studies, 300 articles, and 7 books (see Rumänische Musik nach 1944, Pfau Verlag, Saarbrücken, 2006; Alegeri, atitudini, afecte. Despre stil și retorică în muzică, Ed. Didactică și Pedagogică, București 2010). She has authored series of programmes for  RadioRomania. She also plays the piano in chamber music (CDs released inRomaniawith Aurelian Octav Popa, inGermany/ Neos with Dan Dediu, and inBoston/Albanywith Ray Jackendoff).

Valentina Sandu-Dediu was a fellow of Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, she is a permanent fellow of New Europe College, Bucharest, and received the Peregrinus-Stiftung Prize of Berlin-Brandenburg Akademie der Wissenschaften in 2008.

The opera “A Lost Letter” by Romanian composer Dan Dediu had its premiere at the Bucharest Romanian National Opera. Based on a theater play by the famous Romanian writer Ion Luca Caragiale, the opera’s delightful mix of styles and sounds is explained by the author: “Steven Hansom – a tango by Piazzolla. Zachary Doddery – soiled by Balkan rhythms and tunes; Nick Yapper, a versatile slippery-slope from slow dancing and romance to habanera and French cancan. Jim McPlatter and his double Joe O’Feta are swinging between bossa nova and Turkish peshrev. ”A sloshed citizen” facing the splashes of a Moldavian fanfare. Agamemnon Blunderache is a political alien from space, drenched in a folk-wine reduction, with a funny odor of suburban pub song. The crowd is a shouting and partying army of blockheads. And, of course, Zoe – a human, loving and suffering soul under a bolero armor.”

Four-Hands Piano Cycle ”Idyllen & Guerrillen” is a tribute to famous female characters: Dulcinea (Cervantes), Beatrice (Dante), Margaret (Goethe), Ophelia (Shakespeare). Each romance is a musical portrait of femininity. The tribute is introduced, each time, by the word for, as in Für Elise by Beethoven. Each part of the cycle tends towards classicism and simplicity, proving that Dediu’s music is easily accessible to all of us.