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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.

 

Dan Dediu: Composer Portrait @ RCI New York

ROMANIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE IN NEW YORK

200 East 38th Street (at3rd Avenue),New York, NY10016

Tel: 212-687-0180 – Fax: 212-687-0181

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Composer Portrait: Dan Dediu

Diptic / Diptych

One of the most prolific personalities of the Romanian musical scene, Dan Dediu, will perform in a piano recital at Klavierhaus, inManhattan, onAugust 2nd 2013, at7pm, introducing his compositions to the American audiences.

Join duo piano players Valentina Sandu-Dediu and Dan Dediu for the American premiere of the piano four-hands Cycle Idyllen & Guerrillen, Fantasia fantomagica sul nome B.E.C.H. op.97 for piano four-hands, Lévantiques op.64 for piano, Les Barricades mistérieuses – reloaded for piano.

Meet the Romanian musicians for an additional event at the Romanian Cultural Institute inNew York, onAugust 3rd, 2013at7pm.: video-snapshots from the opera A Lost Letter (2009/13), a production of the Bucharest Romanian National Opera.

Dan Dediu was born on 16th March 1967 in Braila, Romania. He graduated composition at the Music University in Bucharest (1989) and attended post-graduate courses at HMdK in Vienna (1990/91). Scholar- and Fellowships were offered by Alfred-Toepfer Foundation, Hamburg, Alban-Berg Foundation, Vienna, New Europe College, Bucharest, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Zuger Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr, Switzerland, Bavarian Ministry for Culture, Germany. Among his teachers one could name the composers Stefan Niculescu, Dan Constantinescu and Francis Burt. Guest Lecturer at Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland (1994), invited for the Summer Workshop in Computing for Composers, IRCAM, Paris (1994), Dediu was in 1999, 2001, 2007/8 artistic director of the New Music Festival in Bucharest “International Week of New Music”. Since 2003 leads Profil-Sinfonietta Bucharest, in the same year was appointed Professor for Composition and in 2008 was elected Rector of the National University of Music,Bucharest.

He received prizes and awards for composition in Vienna, London, Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Bucharest, Dresden, Ludwigshafen. His over 150 works are world-wide performed and produced on CDs by Albany Records, Cavalli and NEOS.  “The music of Dan Dediu could be described as versatile, nervous, with a specific feature of dynamic restlessness. He works with forms, which consists every time in an alternation of good perceptible sonorities, pithy microuniverses.” (Lothar Knessl).

Valentina Sandu-Dediu graduated in musicology from the National Music University of Bucharest in 1990. She has been teaching at the same institution since 1993 (professor of musicology and stylistics). She wrote over 30 studies, 300 articles, and 7 books (see Rumänische Musik nach 1944, Pfau Verlag, Saarbrücken, 2006; Alegeri, atitudini, afecte. Despre stil și retorică în muzică, Ed. Didactică și Pedagogică, București 2010). She has authored series of programmes for  RadioRomania. She also plays the piano in chamber music (CDs released inRomaniawith Aurelian Octav Popa, inGermany/ Neos with Dan Dediu, and inBoston/Albanywith Ray Jackendoff).

Valentina Sandu-Dediu was a fellow of Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, she is a permanent fellow of New Europe College, Bucharest, and received the Peregrinus-Stiftung Prize of Berlin-Brandenburg Akademie der Wissenschaften in 2008.

The opera “A Lost Letter” by Romanian composer Dan Dediu had its premiere at the Bucharest Romanian National Opera. Based on a theater play by the famous Romanian writer Ion Luca Caragiale, the opera’s delightful mix of styles and sounds is explained by the author: “Steven Hansom – a tango by Piazzolla. Zachary Doddery – soiled by Balkan rhythms and tunes; Nick Yapper, a versatile slippery-slope from slow dancing and romance to habanera and French cancan. Jim McPlatter and his double Joe O’Feta are swinging between bossa nova and Turkish peshrev. ”A sloshed citizen” facing the splashes of a Moldavian fanfare. Agamemnon Blunderache is a political alien from space, drenched in a folk-wine reduction, with a funny odor of suburban pub song. The crowd is a shouting and partying army of blockheads. And, of course, Zoe – a human, loving and suffering soul under a bolero armor.”

Four-Hands Piano Cycle ”Idyllen & Guerrillen” is a tribute to famous female characters: Dulcinea (Cervantes), Beatrice (Dante), Margaret (Goethe), Ophelia (Shakespeare). Each romance is a musical portrait of femininity. The tribute is introduced, each time, by the word for, as in Für Elise by Beethoven. Each part of the cycle tends towards classicism and simplicity, proving that Dediu’s music is easily accessible to all of us.

 

CIMRO Scores Launch

The Official Opening of CIMRO during the International New Music Week festival in Bucharest. Check out some pics from the event (photographer: Stefan Firca)

You can view more pictures on our Facebook page.

Three “C” in Music: Construction, Comunication, Communion

International Musicolgy Symposium organized by the National University of Music in Bucharest

Saturday, March 23rd, 12:oo, “Lipatti” Room – the National University of Music in Bucharest

Three “C” in Music: Construction, Comunication, Communion / Trei “C” in Muzica: Constructie, Comunicare, Comuniune

Speakers:

12:00-13:00

Irinel Anghel
It’s all about You: Communication or Communion? BE-in the audience of the crossing borders performances!

Ladislau Csendes
Semiotic existence of the contemporary Finnish Violin Concerto

Stefan Firca
Magic Theater, Musicircus & Soup

Cezara Petrescu
Lieder Recital between Theory and Practice: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Corina Raducanu
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the chamber universe of piano duo

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13:10-14:00

Constantin Soare
Editing and performing Bach’s Lute Suites on guitar

Raluca Stratulat
Contemporary Music: The joy of playing the violin

Bogdan Voda
Admission to higher education music institutions, between strategies, constraints and required skills

Adriana Toacsen-Ponta
Engagement in the musical life of the concerto

Emil Visenescu
The Clarino experiment: The professional transformation of the performers on approaching contemporary music

Virgil Oprina
The way classical music will look on the small screen in the new millennium

Cluj Modern Musicology Symposium

Gh. Dima Music Academy Cluj

The Association of the Composers and Musicologists, Cluj

Sigismund Toduţă Doctoral School

 

International Musicology Symposium

Pitfalls and Risks of Intra-Musical Communication: Terminology, Notation, Performance

 

Cluj, April 10, 2013

Gh. Dima Music Academy, room 11

 

FIRST SESSION:

Moderator: Prof. univ. dr. Adrian Pop

Coordinator: Bianca Ţiplea Temeş

 

10.00 Pavel Puşcaş (Gh. Dima Music Academy, Cluj, Romania)

Interrogations Regarding Intra-Musical Communication. A Semiotic Perspective

10:30 Dorothea Redepenning (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

„Pitfalls and Risks“ in Schoenberg‘s Serialism

11.00 Liviu Dănceanu (National University of Music, Bucharest, Romania)

Sign, Symbol, Confinement

11.30 Bianca Ţiplea Temeş (Gh. Dima Music Academy, Cluj, Romania)

Sounds, Lines, and Colours: Sinesthetic Codes in Ligeti’s Music

12.00 Dan Dediu (National University of Music, Bucharest, Romania)

Veils of Transcendence in the Musical Discourse

12.30 Violeta Dinescu (Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany),

         Nelida Nedelcuţ (Gh. Dima Music Academy, Cluj, Romania)

The Cluster Effect – Connotations of Performance and Musical Notation

 

Technical assistance: Dionisie Stoian-Irimie

 

SECOND SESSION:

Moderator: Conf. univ. dr. Bianca Ţiplea Temeş

 

15.00 Gabriel Banciu (Gh. Dima Music Academy, Cluj, Romania)

Rhetoric vs. Musical Forms and Analyses: Terminological Clarifications

15.30 Fabio de Sanctis de Benedictis (Musical Institute P. Mascagni, Leghorn, Italy)

“lied” by Berio and “Lumen” by Donatoni: from Analysis to Interpretation and Performance

16.00 Tatiana Oltean (Gh. Dima Music Academy, Cluj, Romania)

Considerations on the Concept of Musical Genre. Subjective Perception and Analytical Objectivity

16.30 Corneliu Dan Georgescu (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

The Musical Syntactic Categories and the Idea of „Primordial Substances“. The Archetype as a Linking Factor Between Different Levels of Artistic Communication

17.00 Alain Pâris (Paris, France) – keynote speaker

Henri Dutilleux, as I know him

 

Technical assistance: Ovidiu Barbu

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:

  

           

     

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

Posters: