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Dark Room Auditions @ InnerSound 2013

The Romanian Music Information Centre contributes to a project during InnerSound International New Arts Festival, a project that promotes Romanian electronic and electroacoustic music by placing it 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 – such is the principle of Dark Room Auditions, a 5 hours installation that will be open daily between August 28th - August 31st, between 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. (free entrance during that period).

The project is realised in partnership with OPUS Association, the organizer of the festival, as well as Ephemair Association (Suzana Dan) that provided the location of the Dark Rooms: BlackBox (Piaţa Amzei nr.5, sector 1, Bucharest), the atelier that belongs to NAG („Noaptea Albă a Galeriilor” / „White Night of Galleries”).

The opening of Dark Room Auditions will take place on Tuesday, August 27th 2013, at 7 p.m.. The installation will run only partially on this particular occasion (1h30) and will be followed by Laurenţiu Darie’s bassoon recital at A1 Bar (Piata Amzei nr. 1, just two blocks away from Black Box).

Dark Room focuses on soundscapes, repetitive and hypnotic musics, various enough to include names from Romanian new music giants such as Octavian Nemescu or Călin Ioachimescu, to respected electronic music specialists such as Cătălin Creţu (OPUS President) or Adrian Borza and to the fascinating sound worlds of Sillyconductor (Cătălin Matei), Fluidian (Emil Gherasim) and Avânt’n’Gard.

The foreign part of Dark Room Auditions is equally eclectic and valuable: Henry Vega (Holland), Mattias Petterson (Sweden), Farang (Stefan Schmidt), the live code laptop quartet Benoît and the Mandelbrots & member composer Juan A. Romero (Germany). A special mention is due to Marcus Beuter (Germany), whose sound installation (faszination maschine – der mensch in der reflektion l) was created specially for InnerSound.

 

Dark Room Auditions

TIME SCHEDULE

 

14:00 – 14:30  – Part 1: Silly lovesongs

Sillyconductor / Romania

- Colour reading room (4:11 min)

Henry Vega / Holland (25:00):

- ONEderfull (5:40) tema festivalului

- Orbit Correction (5:31)

- A Thousand Tones (4:34)

- East of the Lake Mix (6:26)

- Piano Music 1 (2:43)

 

14:30 – 15:00 – Part 2: Meditation sketch

Farang (Stefan Schmidt) / Germany

– Ashqem – Sketches for processed classical guitar (30:00)

Classical guitar / Sound design /Composition: Stefan Schmidt (2012)

Mastering: Matthias Geiges

 

15:00 – 16:00 – Part 3: Birds, Soundscapes and Carols

15:00 Călin Ioachimescu / Romania

– Digital Birds (14:00)

15:14 Cătălin Creţu / Romania

– Lüneburg Soundscape (8:00 )

15:23 Adrian Borza / Romania

– Akedia (17:00)

Original title: Akedia for oboe,  nanoKontrol and iFPH (2011); Program:  iFPH (2011)

15:40 Fluidian (Emil Gherasim) / Romania (8:20)

- Inner Soundscapes (3:00)

- Soundpaintings (5:18)

15:48 Avânt’n’Gard / Romania – Non-tempered carols (12:00)

- Susu-n ‘naltul cerului (4:51)

- La sfarsitul lumii (7:09)

 

16:00-16:30 – Part 3: Into the Lake of Tears

Octavian Nemescu / Romania

– Lacul Lacrimilor (30:00)

 

16:30 – 17:10 – Part 4: Mechanisms

16:30 Benoît and the Mandelbrots / Germany (livecoding laptop band)

–Nadelrauschen (at Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Karlsruhe, 14.12.2010 ) (23:30)

Juan A. Romero / Germany

– Drone (5:06)

17:00 Mattias Petersson / Sweden

– Darken your Veil (9:34) modular system

17:10 Marcus Beuter / Germany

- faszination maschine – der mensch in der reflektion l – Sound installation (80:00)

 

18:30 – 19:04 – Part 5: Coda

Sillyconductor / Romania

- Diorama (34:00)

 

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

 

For more information on the second edition of InnerSound International New Arts Festival, click HERE or visit the websiteFacebook page.

 

Eugen-Bogdan Popa

Cellist Eugen-Bogdan Popa was born in Iași, Romania, in 19 april 1980. He began music training at ”Octav Băncilă” Art Highschool in Iași, with prof.Eugenia-Liliana Baciu. He won first and second prizes at national performance contests (1994-1998). He attended several masterclasses held by prof. Marin Cazacu. He completed his studies – Bachelor, under the guidance of prof. Tiberiu Ungureanu, and Master degrees – at the National University of Music Bucharest. In 2010 he was awarded the title of Doctor at the National University of Music Bucharest, Thesis Title – ”Stylistic and performing aspects of the solo and chamber music for cello in the second half of the twentieth century”, scientific coordinator – prov.univ. dr. Nicolae Brânduș.

Since 2001, Eugen-Bogdan Popa works as cellist in the symphony orchestra of ”George Enescu” Philharmonic Bucharest. He also collaborated with the Chamber and Symphony Radio orchestras, with the ”Virtuozii” chamber orchestra, and participated as cellist in the musical part of some theatre and dramatic productions (Deceballo, Carmen`s Tragedy, The Journey of Orpheus). He is member of the ”ClavioArte” piano trio, of ”Noblesse” string quartet, of the ensembles  PROFIL,  PROPULS,  SonoMania  (contemporary music), ”Gli Studiosi di Sebastiano” (baroque music). Eugen-Bogdan Popa took part in CD recordings (Electrecord, Polish Institute in Bucharest, British Council), in TV and radio broadcasts/recordings (TVR Iaşi, Radio Iaşi, TVR 1, TVR Cultural, TV Trinitas). Since 2011 he has been associate professor with National University of Music Bucharest, teaching Cello and Orchestral studies (cello/double bass) classes.