Concerts

Silent Film Night @ InnerSound 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.

Brice Catherin (FR-CY) / David O’Reilly (US) “Mountain”
Alexander Schubert (DE) “Hello”
Märt-Matis Lill (EE) / Priit Tender (EE) “Bird Flu”
Yair Klartag (IL-US)/ Rainer Kohlberger (AT) “Pros Mathematikous”
Diana Rotaru (RO)/ Anda Puscas (RO) “Edge”
Ove-Kuth Kadak (EE)/ Kiwa Noid (EE) “Ripple Underneath”
Sabina Ulubeanu (RO) / Mirona Radu (RO) “Ana”

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: CANTOS (Video)

Veronica Anusca (Photo: Mihai Benea)

CIMRO DAYS 2015: Day 2 (Video)

“Masinisme pentru 8 mecanici”

 

“Nefelibata”

 

CIMRO DAYS 2015: CRESCENDO (Video)

CIMRO DAYS 2015

Day 1: September 20th, The National “George Enescu” Museum in Bucharest

CRESCENDO: RALUCA STRATULAT – violin recital

Video: Ion Adam

 

Raluca Stratulat – Photo: Mihai Cucu

 

 

Atelier Maia Ciobanu

Saturday, October 17, 7 p.m., the Small Hall of the Romanian Atheneum in Bucharest will host a portrait of composer Maia Ciobanu, “Electroacoustic and Multimedia Musical Workshop”.

Program:

“Elitist Manifesto 1″ (multimedia)

Concert for piano and electroacoustic medium – soloist: Sorin Dogaru

“Das ist nicht ein Streichquartett” (multimedia)

The concert will be followed by a DVD launch.

 

CIMRO DAYS 2015

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

Program:

Sebastian AndroneFor Sabina (5’)

Viorel Munteanu –  Lamento (7’)

Sabina UlubeanuCadenţa 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

Program:

Dan DediuJocul 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 MurariuTrei / Three – song cycle for soprano and piano (lyrics: Lucian Blaga):  “Madrigal”, “Moonlight Sonata”, “Three Faces” (5’) – piano: M. Murariu

Marţian NegreaMartie / March for solo clarinet (5’)

Darie Nemeş-Botasing2me for soprano and piano (3’) – piano: D. Rotaru (W.P.)

Şerban MarcuTrei madrigale / Three Madrigals for soprano, clarinet and piano (lyrics: Elena Maria Şorban):  “harun al meu, al raşid”, “fiecare zi” (6’) – piano: M. Murariu

Doina RotaruBocet 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)

Drone-noise concert

Irinel Anghel – voice, performance; Alex O.T. – electric guitar; Rufi – electronics; David Szederjessi – percussion 

Duration ca. 40 min

 

 

 

 

Organiser: CIMRO (Diana Rotaru – coordinator)

Partners: MNGE, Clubul Ţăranului, UNMB, SWAP

JADD Anniversary Concerts

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 ]

 

RSVP here :

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Tickets: 30 RON (for MADE TO BREAK & FIRE !) and 40 RON ( ROB MAZUREK) – buy here : http://eventbook.ro/  or directly at Control Club (4, Constantin Mille, Bucharest)

Muzexpo

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

Program:

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

Assistant-coordinator: Elena Apostol

Free entrance.

Project N-escu – Contemporary variations on a theme by Enescu

In this time of musical mash-ups / adaptations / covers / remixes, several young Romanian composers try their hand in an admiration exercise: the variations. The seven creators involved in Project N-escu bring to the table seven different views on a very famous aural image: the first theme of the 1st Symphony in E flat op. 13, written in 1905 by George Enescu. The seven works use different instrumental combinations between the given ensemble: clarinet, vioin, cello and piano.

This event was concieved at the initiative of composer Adina Sibianu and is part of a series of concerts and projects, “Enescu 60”, organized in 2015 by the National “George Enescu” Museum for the commemoration of 60 years from Enescu’s death – as well as “Creative Bucharest” organized by the “George Enescu” Festival (30.08-20.09 2015).

The works of Sebastian Androne (winner of the “Enescu Prize” for orchestral piece in 2015), Elena Apostol, Vlad Baciu, Șerban Marcu, Mihai Măniceanu, Mihai Murariu and Sabina Ulubeanu will be premiered on September 17th, 5 p.m., at the “Enescu” Museum (Calea Victoriei 141, Bucharest), by the SonoMania ensemble (Mihai Pintenaru – clarinet, Raluca Stratulat – violin, Eugen-Bogdan Popa – cello, Mihai Maniceanu, Mihai Murariu – piano) and special guest performer Adriana Maier (piano). Conductor: Vlad-Razvan Baciu.

CIMRO is a proud partner in this project, having initiated the “contemporary variations” series of projects in 2014, with the “Frescomania” concert during CIMRO DAYS.

The “Enescu” Museum wishes to continue this project in the following years, involving more and more young composers and thus stimulating their creativity in reinterpreting one of our most prestigious composers’ work.

Organizers:

Adina Sibianu (The National “George Enescu” Museum); Diana Rotaru (CIMRO coordinator, artistic director of SonoMania); Sabina Ulubeanu (communication)

Program: 

Mihai Murariu – “Nostalgies” for clarinet, violin, cello and piano

Șerban Marcu – “Boîte à musique for Jurjac” for clarinet and piano

Vlad-Răzvan Baciu – “Caprice” for violin and tape

Elena Apostol – “tango burlesque” for clarinet, violin, cello and piano

Mihai Măniceanu – “Cantabile e Presto” for violin and piano

Sabina Ulubeanu – “Exit of Castalia” for clarinet, violin, cello and piano

Sebastian Androne – “Mnemo” for clarinet, violin, cello and piano

 

Facebook event HERE

“Video-Music” at the “Enescu” Museum

On Thursday, March 26th, 6 p.m., The National “Enescu” Museum hosts a special event, “Video-Music – Sound and Image in the XXIst Century”. The audience will watch and listen to multimedia works by Catalin Cretu, Maia Ciobanu, Constantin Basica and Corneliu Dan Georgescu, then will be invited to participate in the discussion coordinated by musicologist Despina Petecel-Theodoru,”The New Syncretism in Romanian Music”. The event is organized by composer Maia Ciobanu.