Festivals

FALSE FESTIVAL 2013

FALSE FESTIVAL 2013 @CNDB, September 15-17

 

 

 

Sâmbăta Sonoră invokes the concept of false / resistance to false: having never intended to organize a music festival, we now have to fake it.

“Magic exists” – thus announces the yearly recurring and largest music festival in RO happening now and dedicated to the memory of composer &c George Enescu – and needs a wand and top hat. It is useful and grossly lacks contemporary sense. This makes us want to demonstrate without falling into repertory that there must be yet another ear inside the ear. Capable of perceiving also non-academic, experimental music. It feels like work and is a system of production and open network distribution and this is where we stand. Quantitative and qualitative proofs via London-Bucarest-Tel Aviv will be presented instantly for a non-delirious musical space and time. Program below.

But is it legit? Even though unpopular &musical institutions are incapable of taking it seriously without patrimonialist/comercial &status arguments, this “non-academic experimental music”, fairly easy to recognize due to its lack of interest in harmony (magic, according to the new calendar), only breaks with the past in order to acknowledge a premise, the new &non-organisational sound. Nothing unheard of here &so-called False Festival isn’t made in ivory towers of corporate nostalgia &is more a superspecialized platform. We call upon this false festival music to do what it knows how to do best: sound problematic &in touch with other art forms of the present-real, be rare and accesible to all those who realise that it only sounds strange &already anachronistic if associated with a self-image &too familiar &too inspired from life, ultramodernist, more efficient, more dehumanized. If this is its postmodern condition &anything is possible musically, why even bother to define it negatively in relation to the magical kind, which always asks where is the absolute? &why doesn’t it keep that safe distance with tradition? Because this is the false perspective, and what’s further ahead must appear larger than what is at hand.

(re)Capitulating: the phenomenon to be perceived is so sensible that it appears false. No graduated link with the past will make it seem any more real. Its specificity is activist. It poses problems and offers no solutions for a festival we can’t afford and have no way out of.

It has: international activists and local exponents, sounds capable of reaching deeper than the classics, possible links between musicians and organizers: Sâmbăta Sonoră and

Cafe OTO (UK)

Maybe the world’s busiest small performance space, Cafe OTO opened in London in April 2008 with the aim of providing a home for creative new music that exists outside of the mainstream, hosting an evening programme of adventurous live music almost seven nights a week. Hamish Dunbar, Cafe OTO programmer, presents Paul Abbott, a quietly innovative presence in London’s improvised music scene working with electronics and self-built instruments before more recently dedicating a good part of his energy to the radical potential of an unadorned drumset, notably as one third of lll人 with Seymour Wright and Daichi Yoshikawa. His practice focuses on the heuristic aspect of free improvisation – as a process of discovery, learning and dialogue. Paul has worked with musicians including Eddie Prévost, Otomo Yoshihide, Evan Parker, Seymour Wright, Toshimaru Nakamura, Sebastian Lexer, Guillaume Villtard, Daichi Yoshikawa and Benedict Drew.

Primate Arena (IL)

The longest running and most consistent platform for freeform, free spirited and experimental music in Israel. Curated by Eran Sachs and Alex “Drool” Yunowitch, Primate Arena has been active since 2008 and includes concerts, a radio program, an international festival, tours, panels and many additional activities, which have successfully raised the profile of experimental music in Israel and has nurtured a community of adventurous local musicians including Maya Dunietz and Yoni Silver, as well as hosted visiting internationals such as Blood Stereo, Dave Philips, Jérôme Noetinger, Fritz Welch, Arnaud Rivière, Ignatz Schick, Daniel Padden, Bob Ostertag and many others. Both Sachs and Yunowitch (as well as their guest musician Yoni Silver) are also members of Ensamblul Hyperion, dedicated to the works of Romanian Spectral composers Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram.

Guests (RO)

Sillyconductor

Dyslex

Mihai Balabaș

Dan Michiu

Fierbințeanu

Programme

Sunday, 15th of September: 6pm – Romanian showcase (short sets) – @ National Center of Dance

Monday, 16th of September: 6pm – London, Tel Aviv, Bucharest: experimental music scenes, discussion with the programmers invited – @ Control Club

Thusday, 17th of September: 8pm – Concert Primate Arena and Paul Abbott – @ National Center of Dance

This initiative is possible through the support of British Council, CNDB and Control Club; big thanks to Florin Cojocaru for the sound.

Media partners: TATAIA, modernism.ro, metropotam.ro

Director of the festival: Octav Avramescu

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.

 

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 2018 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

Media Partners: Radio Guerilla, Cocor Media Channel, Sapte Seri, Mixtopia.ro, Revista Arta, LiterNet, Accente, Zeppelin, TATAIA,SUB25, VICE, Ziarul Ring, Observator Cultural, Modernism.ro, WebCultura, ArtClue, Revista Cultura, OnlineGallery, Art Act Magazine, Sâmbăta Sonoră, Love Issue, Oitzarisme.ro, Cărturești, SensoTV, Revista TONICA, TvCity, Sunete SubSol, Veioza Arte, Anyplace.ro, GetLokal, Feeder, HotNews, WebPR, Ginger Group, Comunicatemedia.ro,PORT.ro, Ziarul Alb, Hipmag.ro, Urban.ro, Cooperativa Urbană, B365, Revista Atelierul, DacicCool, InParc, BeUnderground, BuBu Bookinghouse and Events, Vernisaje, Metropotam,  IGLOO, Experimental biennial, Revista de Povestiri, Atelier 030202, Contemporania, CIMRO, România Pozitivă

Official website: HERE

Facebook: HERE

 

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.

 

Cluj Modern 2013

The Contemporary Music Festival “Cluj Modern” – the 10th edition – will take place between April 7-12 2013. This anniversary edition is organized, as usual, by the “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy and its partners: the “Transilvania” Philharmonic, the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists, the Romanian Opera House in Cluj, the “Filarmonia” Cultural Society, the French Cultural Center, the “Sigismund Toduta” Foundation. The festival is supported by the Cluj-Napoca City Hall and City Council.

The festival was founded by composer Cornel Ţăranu almost 20 years ago, gradually becoming one of the most important new music events in Romania. In this edition, its guests are from Switzerland, France, Moldova Republic, Italy – as well as Romania.

PROGRAM (Romanian version, HERE):

SUNDAY, April 7, 7 p.m.

The Cluj-Napoca Romanian Opera House

EVADADA – Coupé show of contemporary ballet and Dada opera

I. Ionica Pop: La Deuxième Aventure (céleste) de Monsieur Antipyrine (2010) – W.P.

Dada opera on a libretto by  Ion Pachia Tatomirescu, after the play with the same title by  Tristan Tzara

Director:  Octavian Jighirgiu

Performers:

Le Cerveau Désintéressé                 Cristian Ignuta / Corneliu Hutanu

Madame Antipyrine                                 Paula Rad / Florica Cosma

Monsieur Antipyrine                                 Simona Buhac / Anca Cîmpean

Madame Interruption                               Madalina Danciu / Alida Barbu

Mademoiselle Pause                           Paula Rad  / Florica Cosma

Monsieur A                                                  István Kozocsa / Marian Vâsc

Monsineur Aa Antiphilosophe            István Kozocsa / Marian Vâsc

Monsieur Absorbtion                               Ioan Stancu / József  Füstös

Monsieur Saturne                         Daniela Burcus / Ioana Sârzea

Oreille                                                          Maria Popa / Ramona Bolojan

Scenography & costume design: Liliana Moraru

Backstage director & lights: Dan Lupea

Music training: Francisc Fuchs

Ad Hoc Ensemble,  conductor: Matei Pop

 

II. Liviu Danceanu: Eva (2010) – ballet in 7 monologues – W.P.

Director, choreographer, costume design: Melinda Jakab

Performers:

Eva 1                    Raluca Lupan

Eva 2                   Diana Buluga

Eva 3                    Viorica Bogoi

Eva 4                    Simina Oprean

Eva 5                    Gabriela Pop Rusu

Eva 6                    Delia Göllner

Eva 7                    Iuliana Barábas

Percussion 1    Samuel Lupean

Percussion 2    Alexandru Popovici

Backstage director & lights: Dan Lupea

Music training: Grigore Pop

The Percussion Ensemble of the “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, conductor: Matei Pop

 

The show is realised in collaboration with the National Romanian Opera in Cluj, the “Filarmonia” Cultural Society, the Hungarian State Opera in Cluj-Napoca, the “Viva Vox” Student Opera Festival

 

MONDAY, April 8, 7 p.m.

The Concert Hall of the “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy

TRIO CONTRASTE – 30 years of activity

Ion Bogdan Stefanescu – flute

Sorin Petrescu – piano, synthesizer

Doru Roman – percussions

 

PROGRAM

Darie Nemes-Bota  -  Io (2012) – W.P.

George Balint   – … on a  poem by Eminescu (2001) – C.P. (Cluj Premiere)

Aurel Stroe   – Three Pastoral Pieces (1978) – C.P.

Horatiu Radulescu –  Dizzy Divinity for flute (1985)– C.P.

Corneliu Dan Georgescu   – Transsilvanische Motive (2001) – C.P.

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Gabriel Malancioiu –  Triguna (2010) – C.P.

Lucian Metianu   – Attracteur étrange for solo percussion (1998) –C.P.

Dan Buciu   – Inquietudes  for flute and synthesizer (1996) – C.P.

Laura Manolache  - The Leaving on a text by Urmuz, for solo piano  (2009) – C.P.

Violeta Dinescu   – Tabu Suite  (1988)

 

Presenter: Adriana Bera

The concert is realised in collaboration with the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists

 

TUESDAY, April 9, 7 p.m.

The Concert Hall of the “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy

CLUJ – À LA CARTE

 

PROGRAM

Ede Terényi  - Two Gallant Dances  (1977)

Iulia Cibisescu-Duran  -  Altri preludi minimi per guitara sola (2006)

Dan Variu –  Interior with a gentleman playing a lute and a lady singing (2012) – C.P.

Liviu Glodeanu  -  Epitaph for Miron Costin, op. 31 (1976)

Valentin Timaru   – Ballad and Prayer on lyrics by Ana Blandiana (1975)

Sigismund Toduta  -  Celestial Touch on lyrics by  Lucian Blaga (1980)

Tiberiu Herdlicska   –  String Quartet (2008) – W.P.

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Vasile Herman – Grafica musicale per uno o per due pianoforti (1969)

Razvan Metea  - Marriage for two pianos  (2010)

Gabriel Irányi  -  Vier Denkbilder mit Benjamin (2004) – C.P.

Cristian Bence Muk – A few musical horror scenes for two pianos (2011)

György Ligeti –  Bewegung (from Three Pieces for two pianos, 1976)

Adrian Pop –  Fünf Liebeslieder on lyrics by Rainer Maria Rilke, for voice and string quartet  (2006/2013) – W.P.

 

Performers:

Mihaela Maxim – soprano

„ConSens XX” Piano Duo: Mihaela Gavris, Vera Negreanu

Horia Haplea – piano, gong

Constantin Andrei – guitar, lute

„Zefiro” Quartet: Ágnes Zsigmond, Renata János-Jakab, Lilla Fodor, Diana Cantesanu

„Flauto dolce” Ensemble: Zoltán Majó, Mária Szabó, Aranka Kovári

„Arcadia”Quartet: Ana Török, Rasvan Dumitru, Traian Boala, Zsolt Török

 

Presenter: Bianca Temes

 

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 10 a.m.

The “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy, Hall No.11

SYMPOSIUM: Traps and Risks of Intra-musical Communication: Terminology, Notation, Interpretation 

Speakers:  Gabriel Banciu (Cluj), Liviu Danceanu (Bucharest), Dan Dediu (Bucharest), Fabio de Sanctis (Livorno, Italy), Violeta Dinescu (Oldenburg, Germany), Corneliu Dan Georgescu (Heidelberg, Germany), Nelida Nedelcut (Cluj),Tatiana Oltean (Cluj), Pavel Puscas (Cluj), Dorothea Redepenning (Heidelberg, Germany), Bianca Tiplea Temes (Cluj)

Complete program, HERE.

 

7 p.m.

The Concert Hall of the “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy

SOLEDADES Y ENCUENTROS

Alexandru Gavrilovici (Switzerland) – violin

Costin Soare – acoustic guitar

 

PROGRAM

André Jolivet – Suite rhapsodique for violin (1965) – C.P.

Hans Werner Henze –  Drei Tentos (1958) – C.P.

Bernd Alois Zimmermann  - Sonata for violin (1951) – C.P.

Leo Brouwer –  Balada de la Doncella Enamorada (from the cycle El Decameron negro for guitar, 1981) – C.P..

Serban Marcu –  Variations on a Stray Song for violin and guitar  (2013) – W.P.

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Benjamin Britten –  Nocturnal for guitar (1963) – C.P.

Cristian Misievici  - Frescos for violin  (1976)

Toru Takemitsu  -  All in Twilight – Four Pieces for guitar  (1988) – C.P.

Cristóbal Halffter – Sonata for violin (1959) – C.P.

David Smooke  -  Dance Music for violin and guitar (2000) – C.P.

 

Presenter: Adrian Pop

 

TUESDAY, April 11, 7 p.m.

The Concert Hall of the “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy

I.  ARS DIGITALIS

Calin Ioachimescu – Digital Birds for tape (2010) – C.P.

Ciprian Pop – Landscapes for tape (2013) – W.P.

Miguel Azguime  - le Dicible Enfin Fini for tape (2003) – C.P.

Tudor Feraru  - Crepuscule for tape  (2013) – W.P.

Adrian Borza –  Drones II fo violin, nanoKontrol and iPH  (2012)– C.P.

 

Ladislau Csendes – violin

Technical assistence: Ovidiu Barbu

 

II. ARS NOVA Ensemble

Conductor: Cornel Taranu

 

PROGRAM

Ulpiu Vlad  - For You for soprano and ensemble (2010) – C.P.

Viorel Munteanu – Hypostasis for clarinet and piano (1971) – C.P.

Octavian Nemescu – Cristiascensiocello for ensemble (2007) – C.P.

Costin Miereanu – Distance zéro for Bass Clarinet and percussion (2006) – C.P.

Cornel Taranu  - Triade for ensemble (2011) – W.P.

 

Presenters: Adrian Borza and Cornel Taranu

 

FRIDAY, April 12, 7 p.m.

Auditorium Maximum, The UBB Academic College

CLOSING CONCERT

The “Transilvania” Philharmonic  Orchestra, conductor: Alain Pâris (France)

Soloist: Ilian Gârnet (Moldova Republic)

 

PROGRAM

Cornel Taranu – Hetero(sym)phonia (2012) – C.P.

Serghei Prokofiev  - Concerto no. 1 for violin and orchestra in D major, op. 19 (1917)

Dan Dediu  - Frenesia 2 (2012) – C.P.

Doina Rotaru  - Clocks III (2010) – C.P.

Henri Dutilleux  - Métaboles (1964) – C.P.

 

Presenter: Marius Tabacu

Concert realised in collaboration with the “Transilvania” State Philharmonic and the French Institute in Cluj

Jazz And More

Jazz And More Festival in Sibiu promotes the most representative contemporary music trends. The festival presents artists that have chosen to explore instead of remaining conventional. Jazz And More is destined to those who prefer living art instead of series of music superproductions.

The festival wishes to fill a void in  Romanian music culture and gradually form an audience for this very special niche: jazz, contemporary music, creative, free music,improvisation. There are concerts, club recitals, jam-sessions, mutlimedia presentations, debates about new music, improvisation workshops. The festival publishes CDs and video materials with its guest artists.

Official website, here.

Facebook page, here.

Posters:

    

Simultan

SIMULTAN is an annual festival in Timisoara dedicated to media art and artistic experiment, creating a bond between different media. Initiated by a group of artists, the festival was born as an artistic project having the goal to create a cultural context of the ‘here and now’ on the local scene, encouraging new and innovative forms of artistic expression, as visual and sound language.
Annually, in the 3 days of events, take place video art screenings, audio-visual live performances, experimental music concerts, installations and lectures.
The festival features local artists and projects, as well as national and international artists and projects, with the support of the different cultural centers which activate in Romania. Thus, the event intends to establish new cultural and artistic bonds between the Romanian and the international art scene.

Official website, here.

Facebook page, here.

Posters:

  

      

Rokolectiv

Rokolectiv covers electronic music and related arts. This succesful festival has taken place annualy, since 2003, on the terrace of the National Contemporary Art Museum (MNAC), located into the People’s House (the Parliament Palace) in Bucharest. In September 2012, the Rokolectiv team organized a condensed, 2 days festival of electronic music only, De.Kolectiv.

Official website, here.

Presentation video, here.

Facebook page, here.

Posters: