Festivals

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.

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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.

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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.

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ICon Arts Festival

Launched in 2003, ICon Arts has become one of the most complex independent European events in contemporary arts. Each year, Sibiu County (Romania) hosts around 150 young musicians, dancers, actors and photographers from all over the world, which are drawn here by the exceptional environment for experiencing inter-cultural exchanges, professional development and self-management programs, concerts, competitions and workshops held by renowned international artists.
Although mainly focused on music (composition, musicology, solo performance, chamber music, orchestra, jazz), ICon Arts sections are also oriented towards reaching a wider perspective. This is why each edition has introduced something new, from dance to drama, instrumental theatre, visual arts and photography.

Besides attending seminars and Festival’s events, all students are actively involved in concerts and happenings that later often lead to their own artistic projects that are enthusiastically supported and promoted by ICon Arts.

Since 2009 the ICon Arts team has worked with valuable regional representatives in Asia, Middle East and Europe, as they are all key-members of the international artistic community.

Official website, here.

EDITION 2013

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Musical Autumn of Cluj

Since 1965, apart from its permanent season of concerts, the Transilvania State Philharmonic Orchestra organizes every year the Musical Autumn of Cluj Festival.

The festival presents symphonic concerts, vocal-symphonic concerts, chamber concerts, as well as old and contemporary music recitals. Some of these concerts cast a new light upon forgotten music works, some bring to the audience’s attention the latest new music creations.

It is the most important art music event in Transilvania and the oldest music festival in Romania.

Official website, here.

Facebook page, here.

Cluj Modern

Every two years, in the middle of Spring, the Cluj Modern Festival becomes, for one week, the center of attention in Romanian contemporary musical life. The Gheorghe Dima Music Academy is the principal organizer of the festival; its regular partners are the Transilvania State Philharmonic and the Sigismund Toduţă Foundation. Since its first edition in 1995 and until now, the artistic director of Cluj Modern is composer Cornel Ţăranu, an important member of Romanian cultural life and member of the Romanian Academy.

The festival is a very respected platform of the contemporary music events in the city. The program combines national and international creations, its guests being, since 2004 (the year the festival was founded), the most representative contemporary music personalities: among them, Iannis Xenakis, Krzysztof Penderecky or György Kurtág. The first live european broadcast of a concert in Cluj took place on March 29th 2009, on the occasion of the world premiere of Kurtág’s Colinda-Baladă.

EDITION 2015

EDITION 2013

EDITION 2011

Poster 2011:

 

International New Music Week

The International New Music Week (Saptamana Internationala a Muzicii Noi – SIMN) is the most important Romanian artistic event dedicated to contemporary music. The festival was founded in 1991 by the great Romanian composer Stefan Niculescu and was meant to support a multicultural dialogue between composers and performers from all around the world. The International New Music Week has gradually become the best opportunity for the Romanian audience to hear the latest and best new music works, as well as the most interesting local and foreign performers.

During the 22 editions, many important new music figures have been invited to take part in the festival, such as Iannis Xenakis, Joji Yuasa, Claude Delangle, Mario Caroli, Jorgen Petterson and the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Excelsior Quartet, Tosiya Suzuki and many others. Some of them became regular guests: Pierre-Yves Artaud, Daniel Kientzy and Barrie Webb are the oldest and most precious friends of Romanian contemporary music.

Each year, a project for the festival is proposed at the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists and its selection determines the artistic director of that particular edition, usually a composer.

EDITION 2016

EDITION 2014

EDITION 2013

EDITION 2012

EDITION 2011

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