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Photo: Micleușanu M.

Concentrating relentlessly since the 60s on writing (new) music and getting it performed, Iancu Dumitrescu found time in the recent years to focus mostly on his electronic output.
This workshop/conference and conducted improvisation will open up some of these new productions in great company.

Iancu Dumitrescu has undoubtedly the longest career in electronic music in Romania. A founding member of the Electronic music studio at the Bucharest Conservatory in 1967, founder of the NGO Romanian Community of Computer Assisted Electronic Music, CREMAC and arguably the most experimental electronic music composer around: acousmatic, spectral, archaistic (orphic, byzantine, …)
-hybrid: DAWless tape music, electronic tracks for ensemble (Hyperion, founded in 1976), honed for conducted improvisation and extended instrumental techniques (academic vs. diy)
-organiser/conductor – e.g. at Enescu Music Festival and (in)famous noise music clubs, label founder and sound producer Edition Moderne (50 releases)

Bálint Bolcsó, instrumental and electroacoustic composer, often using live electronics both in composed and improvised music: wrote his thesis on electroacoustic improvisation at Liszt University of Music, Budapest, and teaches similar subjects at the University of Pécs.

Milan Milojković, electronic-music-musicologist and associate professor at the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, one of the music editors at Third Programme Radio Belgrade. He designs and makes digital and analogue musical instruments and regularly performs with various ensembles.

Cyrill Lim, independent scholar, sound artist and composer, recent fellow at New Europe College on the topic “Romanian Musicians / Composers during the Communist Times”

A one time project curated by Octav Avramescu (Sâmbăta Sonoră, Săptămâna Sunetului, Studii de sunet, etc…)
When I discussed it with Iancu, he recalled driving with Iannis Xenakins from Paris to Brăila, sometime in the 80s, or was it 90s?

Iancu Dumitrescu, conduction and first audition pieces:
Ignitus I & II
Les hérésies I
Pistis Sophia II
Apocrife (alfa)
Sculpturi Sonore

via Kajet Journal. A film by Carnation Studio (Raya al Souliman & Horațiu Șovăială)