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supported by the Romanian Cultural  Institute

by the Cantemir Program  


*  ĜThe death of  compositional music?!   Dumitrescu and Avram are successful rebuttals. Although two of the most compelling and exciting living composers...ĝ    Josh RONSEN,  Austin,  Texas

       *   "The extraordinary and uncategoriseable Dumitrescu / Avram team..." Chris CUTLER, ReR Megacorp ē London

* "Iancu DUMITRESCU and Ana-Maria AVRAM.  They have become leading figures in contemporary classical music, developing a musical language that sweeps boldly from very small scale insect-like sounds to vast noise laden soundscapes. In recent times they have attracted a lot of attention from musicians outside of the classical field, as the music is relevant to the post-ambient, post noise, post classical aesthetic which is the sound of the moment. Ĝ          FORCED EXPOSURE ē Boston

* "Dumitrescuęs acousmatic compositions are restless, detailed forays into the aesthetic of noise, dramatically penetrating the very fabric of instruments and articulating entirely new sounds - by turns violent, reflective, impassioned and eerily disarming."

London. Royal Festival Hall, New Aura Series, LMC-BBC 3, march 1997

ĜSeems like these Romanians are engaged in a similar kind of sonic research to that which resulted on the masterpieces of Giacinto Scelsi and Ennio Morricone: collective endeavor, genuine "deep listening". The results are similarly overpowering, a million miles from the tooting inconsequence or most of what passes for New Music in the classical world." Ben WATSON - "The WIRE", London

Dumitrescu's work is a negation, from the depths, of everything in contemporary music symptomatic of distraction, of banalisation, and of a radical loss of purpose. His music is not a new convolution in the knot of modern music, but an unraveling of the curse. (...)"           Tim HODGKINSON -  RESONANCE  Magazine - London







October 3-17, 2009


ĜSpectral music is not an epiphenomenon, an accident, an odd eccentric point on the musical map, deprived of any consequences, but a vast ocean, fed by numerous rivers and brooks increasingly vigorous . Besides, spectralism comes in Romania from a natural language, at an anthropological level,  directly connected to the very acoustic base of the soundĝ ( Harry Halbreich a o: ĜSpectral music at the beginning of XXI centuryĝ)

in partnership with

London Musiciansę Collective- LMC - London

Resonance 104.4 FM London

Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris

Institut Culturel Roumain à Paris

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

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