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

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