OPERA 9 is part of the ongoing N-ESCU project coordinated by composer Adina Sibianu. The first performance of this new modular opera will take place on May 9th 2017, at the Cantacuzino Palace (home of the “Enescu” Museum – Calea Victoriei 141) at 7 p.m.
Performing as soloists are two of the most active and appreciated singers in Romania, Iustinian Zetea – Bass (Oedipus) and Antonela Bârnat– mezzosoprano (Jocasta, Merope, Antigone and Oculist), as well as SonoMania New Music Ensemble, conducted by Vlad Agachi: Valentin Ghita – oboe, Mihai Pintenaru – clarinet (as well as the part of the Sphinx), Raluca Stratulat – violin, Tamara Dica – viola and Emanuela Profirescu – piano.
Prologue – Adina Sibianu (Bucharest) for ensemble
Lullaby – Gabriel Mălăncioiu (Timişoara) for mezzo and tape
Oraclify – Sebastian Dumitrescu (Finland) for bass, ensemble and tape
The Death of Lajos – Cristian Bence-Muk (Cluj) for bass, mezzo and ensemble
Sphinx – Megumi Okuda (Bucharest) for clarinet, violin and viola
Psychodania – Diana Simon (Bucharest) for mezzo and tape
Technologic Contagion – Alexandru Sima (Bucharest) for ensemble
Oculus – Diana Rotaru (Bucharest) for bass, mezzo and ensemble
The Death of Oedipus – Sabina Ulubeanu (Bucharest) for bass, mezzo and ensemble
The 12th edition of CLUJ MODERN, one of the most important new music festivals in Romania, will take place this year between April 22-28. You can find the detailed program and the list of organizers and partners on the official website.
DIASPORA ”BETWEEN ENERGY AND NOSTALGY”
The “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy Concert Studio (Ion I. C. Brătianu, nr. 25, Cluj) – 7 p.m.
Conductor: Matei Pop, special guest: Mircea Ardeleanu - percussion
Dana Probst (Vienna) – Hanging Vaults (2012)
Gabriel Irányi (Berlin) – Bird in space for solo piano (2005)
Corneliu Dan Georgescu (Heidelberg) – Whati-Waiata (2015)
Four years of InnerSound – concerts in Estonia and Bucharest, the last in the memory of Teodora Maftei, who lost her life in the Colectiv fire.
Graphic design: Maia Manolescu
The only new arts festival in Romania, the InnerSound International New Arts Festival, marking its fourth year of existence through a series of concert events: seven pieces of famous contemporary composers from Estonia, Germany, France. Israel, USA and Romania will be heard in the Silent Film Night, in the interpretation of the Tallinn New Music Ensemble from Estonia.
The original concept of the Silent Film Night, held for the first time in the festival in Romania, bringing together known directors, composers and musicians who interpret live original creations which accompany the silent films, is travelling for the first time outside the borders of Romania, so the first two concerts Estonia will take place on in Estonia on 20th and 22nd November , organised by Animated Dreams Section of the Tallinn Black Nights festival, in collaboration with the Ensemble for New Music Tallinn .
The Bucharest concert will take place on December 3rd, at 19:30 at the Palace Spayer ( Inspayer Batiştei)
The event in Bucharest is dedicated to the memory of Teodora Maftei, photographer and friend of the InnerSound festival, who has been with the organisers since its inception, participating in exhibitions with works of photography, as a performer and providing maximum discretion in promoting the festival team. Teodora loved music in any shape and form, from Bach to rock music and the most unusual experiments of contemporary cultivated music. Music, poetry and photography were the most important parts of Teodora’s life. We are hopeful that our energy and enthusiasm will reverberate positive influences on future generations of artists, therefore, starting with the 2016 edition, the photography prize awarded by the InnerSound New Arts Festival shall be named “The Teodora Maftei Award.”
Moreover, the ‘In Memoriam Teodora Maftei’ concert is a reminder that the fire victims from Colectiv will take many years to recover physically and especially mentally and spiritually. Once the wounds heal, they will need time, energy and financial resources to retrieve some of the beauty and good around them. We can help by donating to the accounts made available to the public in the media.
The programme enlists first time world auditions, first time Estonian auditions and first time Romanian auditions in Estonia.
Performing: Ensemble for New Music Tallinn
Mari-Liis Vihermäe (flute)
Helena Tuuling (clarinet)
Merje Roomere (violin)
Talvi Nurgamaa (viola)
Paul-Gunnar Loorand (cello)
Arash Yazdani (conductor)
Organised by the Opus Association, the InnerSound New Arts Festival provides with a new perspective on contemporary music. The Founding members of InnerSound are three composers who include in their creation visual arts and performance: Sabina Ulubeanu, artistic co-director, is also a photographer, Diana Rotaru, artistic co-director, is concerned with the syncretic side of the arts, Catalin Cretu, the executive director, is a multimedia artist. InnerSound also represents a strong platform for the promotion of young composers, musicians , photographers, visual artists and filmmakers , also including internationally renowned artists – Alexandru Tomescu, Henry Vega, Anat Spiegel, Contempo, SIGMA Project, Dublin Sound Lab, Irina Ungureanu, Barbara Lüneburg, Marko Ciciliani, Controllar, Matei Ioachimescu, Ana Topalovic, Gabriel Bebeșelea, Irinel Anghel, Laura Buruiană.
Since the establishing in 2012, Ensemble for New Music Tallinn has proven to be faithful to its promise of bringing about fresh music to the new and eager audience. We could claim to be enriching a new approach or culture of listening to music, by introducing our carefully selected programs, and successfully befriending the audience with the current and valid contemporary music. In our new season we will have pieces from very young composers as well as established and renowned maestri. As previously have done and since we feel responsible for promoting and supporting young composers and their fresh yet high quality music, we will have commissions to composers from different countries and with different background, with no bias except for the quality of music! One of ongoing ensemble projects is to have collaborations with soloists of less common instruments, specially those that could fit with ENMT’s aesthetics and intonation. By giving commissions to composers for writing for those specific instruments and presenting the pieces and instruments to the public, we aim to introduce new means of repertoire, sounding, intonation and possibilities to contemporary music scene.
Ensemble for New Music Tallinn
Partners: Ensemble for New Music Tallinn, Ministerul Culturii din Estonia, Inspayer, UNMB, CIMRO, ICR, festivalul Animated Dreams, Asociația MagiCAMP, helpcolectiv.ro
CIMRO DAYS 2015: violin, voices, electronics and typewriters
The Romanian Music Information Center continues the CIMRO DAYS project that begun in 2014 with two days of new and exciting music. CIMRO DAYS recontextualizes contemporary Romanian chamber music by integrating it in a fresh and rich medium.
Tuesday October 20th, the National “George Enescu” Museum (Calea Victoriei 141) will host two recitals held by two cherished and versatile young musicians. Violonist Raluca Stratulat feels at home on the grand stages with an orchestra in the back, in chamber music ensembles (SonoMania, Icon Arts, Trio Enklave, Duo Atris) as well as in clubs, with electro-fusion projects (Souptrip, Tomma Alistar). CRESCENDO focuses on the violin works (solo or accompanied by electro-acoustic medium) from the CIMRO SCORES collection (2013-2014). In CANTOS, soprano Veronica Anuşca will offer a new view on the contemporary Romanian lied. Her vocal flexibility has permitted the approach of a very varied repertoire, from Baroque to contemporary music and opera roles. Her musical partners will be Mihai Pintenaru (clarinet), Mihai Măniceanu, Mihai Murariu, Diana Rotaru (piano) and Raluca Stratulat (violin).
The experimental evening from CIMRO DAYS will take place at Clubul Ţăranului (The Peasant Club, Intrarea Monetăriei, Șoseaua Kiseleff 3) on Wednesday, November 4th. The collective improvisation project for double-quartet of typewriters and laptops, MAŞINISME PENTRU 8 MECANICI (“Machinisms for 8 Mechanics”) debuted with success during Muzexpo (September 20th, the “Enescu” Museum), being initiated by eight musicians with very different backgrounds (from classical composition to DJ-ing to musicology to performance), but the same passion for unconventional playing with sounds: Diana Rotaru, Ştefan Firca, Irinel Anghel, Darie Nemeş Bota (typewriters), George D. Stănciulescu, Alin Zăbrăuţeanu, Rufi (Marian Cîtu) and Alexandru Sima (live electronics). The follow-up is a drone-noise concert held by the NO APOLOGIZE band (voice, electronics, electric guitar and percussion): NEFELIBATA is a “’cloud walker’; one who lives in the clouds of their own imagination, or one who does not obey by the conventions of society, literature, or art”. The cloudwalkers are Irinel Anghel (voice), Rufi (electronics), Alex O.T. (guitar) and David Szederjessi (percussion).
CIMRO DAYS 2015 – PROGRAM:
DAY 1 | Tuesday October 20 | The National “George Enescu” Museum
6 p.m. | CRESCENDO | RALUCA STRATULAT – violin
CIMRO ZOOM: The violin works from the CIMRO SCORES collection
Sebastian Androne – For Sabina (5’)
Viorel Munteanu – Lamento (7’)
Sabina Ulubeanu – Cadenţa Lirică (7’)
Mihaela Vosganian -Quasi un altra ciaccona (pentru vioara şi bandă) (15’)
Mihai Măniceanu – Cantabile e Presto (5’)
Duration ca. 40 min
[Photo: Tiberiu Dinescu]
7 p.m. | CANTOS | VERONICA ANUŞCA – soprano
Guest performers: MIHAI PINTENARU – clarinet; MIHAI MURARIU – piano; MIHAI MĂNICEANU – piano; DIANA ROTARU – piano; RALUCA STRATULAT – violin
CIMRO ZOOM: The Contemporary Romanian Song
Dan Dediu – Jocul Morţii şi al Vieţii / The Game of Death and Life for soprano and piano (lyrics: Ion Bogdan Ştefănescu): “Nocturnal Conversation”, “Hell on Earth”, “Diving” (9’) – piano: M. Măniceanu
Diana Rotaru – Meander for solo clarinet (5’)
Mihai Murariu – Trei / Three – song cycle for soprano and piano (lyrics: Lucian Blaga): “Madrigal”, “Moonlight Sonata”, “Three Faces” (5’) – piano: M. Murariu
Marţian Negrea – Martie / March for solo clarinet (5’)
Darie Nemeş-Bota – sing2me for soprano and piano (3’) – piano: D. Rotaru (W.P.)
Şerban Marcu – Trei madrigale / Three Madrigals for soprano, clarinet and piano (lyrics: Elena Maria Şorban): “harun al meu, al raşid”, “fiecare zi” (6’) – piano: M. Murariu
Doina Rotaru – Bocet IV for soprano, clarinet, violin and piano (5’) – piano: D. Rotaru (W.P.)
Duration ca. 40 min
[Photo: Mihai Cucu ]
DAY 2 | Wednesday November 4 | The Peasant Club
8 p.m. | MAŞINISME PENTRU 8 MECANICI / MACHINISMS FOR 8 MECHANICS
Improvisation for double-quartet of typewriters and laptops
Typewriters: Diana Rotaru, Ştefan Firca, Irinel Anghel, Darie Nemeş Bota
Live electronics: Alexandru Sima, George D. Stănciulescu, Alin Zăbrăuţeanu, Rufi (Marian Cîtu)
Duration ca. 40 min
[Photo: Mihai Cucu]
9 p.m. | NEFELIBATA | NO APOLOGIZE (for disturbing you)
Irinel Anghel – voice, performance; Alex O.T. – electric guitar; Rufi – electronics; David Szederjessi – percussion
JADD IMPROVISATION WORKSHOPS – 5 years anniversary
This fall marks the anniversary of 10 years since the JADD Cultural Association was created and 5 years since the first JADD improvisation workshop. With this occasion, 3 concerts will take place in Bucharest, co-organized by JADD and Control Club.
October 7:MADE TO BREAK (USA, NL, AT): Ken Vandermark / saxophones, Tim Daisy/ drums, Jasper Stadhoulders/ bass and Christof Kurzmann/ electronics
November 11:ROB MAZUREK’s BLACK CUBE(USA, BR): Rob Mazurek/ cornet, electronics, voice, Mauricio Takara/ drums, cavaquinho, voice, Guilherme Granado/ keyboards, synths, sampler, voice, Thomas Rohrer/ rabeca, electronics, soprano sax, voice
November 16:FIRE! (SE): Mats Gustafsson/ saxophones, Johan Berthling/ bass , Andreas Werliin /drums [ Concert supported by the Sweden Embassy inBucharest ]
The National “George Enescu” Museum is hosting a very interesting event on Sunday, September 20th 2015 under the direction of Irinel Anghel, one of the most active and inventive Romanian experimental artists. The event is called “Muzexpo – Exhibition of Creative Musical Experiences” and is part of the “Creative Bucharest” series, organized by the “George Enescu” Festival (30.08-20.09 2015). The 8 distinct experiences will take place between 5 and10 p.m., during which time several permanent installations will be exhibited in the Museum’s space:
Immaginary Music Exhibition – Octavian Nemescu
CHATtering – visual-audio installation by the DALPOFZS group
Performative Tea Conversation (with Irinel Anghel and Alexandru Mihalcea)
Falling Sounds – Daniel Stancu
Song Prints – DALPOFZS
REPERE – Irinel Anghel
5 p.m. –Domestic Music Concert
With: Darie Nemeş-Bota (coordinator), Diana Rotaru, Megumi Okuda, Bogdana Dima, Alexandru Sima, Alexandru Mihalcea
5:30 p.m.–Musical Translations Bureau
With: Vlad Arghir, Irinel Anghel, Jak Neumann
6:30 p.m. – Play me! – Human Players Museum With:SonoMania Ensemble (Raluca Stratulat – violin, Mihai Pintenaru – clarinet, Eugen Bogdan Popa – cello, Radu Vâlcu – guitar, Valentin Ghita – oboe, Tamara Dica – viola, Veronica Anuşca – soprano, Maria Chifu – bassoon) and George Stănciulescu
Music by: Diana Rotaru (“Meander” for clarinet), Violeta Dinescu “(“Satya” for bassoon), Sebastian Androne (“For Sabina” for violin), Tiberiu Brediceanu (“Doina Stăncuţei” for voice), Sabina Ulubeanu (“Vers le ciel” for cello), Carmen Cârneci (“Origami II” for oboe), Mathias Duplessy (“Cavalcade” for guitar), Hermann Reuter (“Fight with the Windmills” for viola), George Stănciulescu (electronic music)
7:30 p.m. – Octavian Nemescu – Presentation of the Immaginary Music Exhibition
8 p.m.ondo Zero – Performative Experience for a Room by Irinel Anghel
With: Irinel Anghel, David Szederjessi, Daniel Stancu, Sabina Ulubeanu, Valentina Chiriţă
8:30 p.m. – Machinisms for 8 mechanics (“Maşinisme pentru 8 mecanici”)
Improvisation for double-quartet of typewriters and laptops
Concept: Diana Rotaru & Ştefan Firca
With: Diana Rotaru, Ştefan, Firca, Irinel Anghel, Darie Nemeş-Bota (typewriters)
Marian Cîtu, George Stănciulescu, Alin Zăbrăuţeanu, Alexandru Sima (electronics)
9 p.m. – Rituals of Music Serving at the Sound Stand
With: No Apologize ensemble (Irinel Anghel – voice; Marian Cîtu (Rufi) – electronics; Alex O.T. – electric guitar, objects)
9:30 p.m. – HoagUnknown Multimedia installation for the end of a day – by Darie Nemeş-Bota
Mihai Militaru – videomapping: 360view