2019 / 19:00 – 19:20 [gmt] live from BUKAREST

An Ideal Uncertainty

Radio station:                                 Radio Romania Cultural
Venue/s of the event:                   Teatrul Apollo 111
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The poetry of V. Leac seems suspended somewhere in between humor, absurdity, and a light and tender perplexity in the face of those minuscule exceptional instances in one’s life. Every next step is a trustworthy transgression toward an uncertain, promising and yet deluded future. In the shape of a musical/sonic performance, we take upon ourselves to read his poetry, with warm loudness and other means tangible while standing on our toes: a performance in the guise of a duo of voices for a spoken-choir simulacrum, using drawing as percussion, some recordings from inside a piano and a double bass.

A project initiated by Anamaria Pravicencu.

Maria Balabaș – voice, composed field recordings
Laurențiu Coțac – double bass, composed field recordings
Anamaria Pravicencu – voice, percussion (drawing), composed field recordings

Maria Balabaș is a journalist and musician. She is the host of the Dimineața crossover show (Morning Crossover) from Radio România Cultural and has created projects devoted to new forms of radio creation (Generația sonoră/Sound Generation). In 2014 she was nominated for Prix Europa (Berlin) for the documentary Maria Tănase – Urban Soundtrack for a Diva. She initiated musical groups such as Avant’n’Gard and Soare Staniol, inspired by improvisational techniques, electronic music, acoustic music. Creates installations generated by the artistic interest in the form of field-specific auditory memory.

Laurențiu Coțac is a double bass player active in free improvisation, sound art and field recording. He is currently performing in Hyperion Ensemble, And Then This and Bastos, among other projects, and he works in film and documentary sound production, on-site capture and editing/mixing.

Anamaria Pravicencu studied drawing and sculpture, with an interest for sound installation. Since 2006 she’s in charge with the artistic direction of Jumătatea plină, promoting author comics, and sonic and musical experiment (Sâmbăta sonoră) through constant and distinct programs. She is the curator of the SEMI SILENT portfolio (www.semisilent.ro) and she keeps producing sound work.