ANIMALS ARE GOOD
From the Subcarpathian villages to the Danube Delta or the Moldavian hills, the SEMI SILENT program SONIC FUTURE RESIDENCIES explores the specificity of the sonic environment of the Romanian rural areas. The constant dialogue with the nature, the agricultural work, the attending to the animals around the house, and the popular gatherings are contributing to the portrait of a transforming space in which the sounds of the modernity, thought more and more present, are still paced by the seasons. Inviting the artists to question and archive these sounds, the residency program is aiming to enrich the vocabulary of its artists but also to challenge the superficial relation we have with the environment.
The 2021 edition of the residency was held at the George Enescu memorial house in Tescani, Bacău county, marking the 140th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
For the Art’s Birthday broadcast, the artist Maria Balabaș made a mix with 3 compositions created with the sounds of Tescani, and 2 commissions of sound work about gardens.
Applecore, Cosmin Nicolae, 2021
Animals Are Good, Anna Kravets, 2022
Conservation Conversation, La Pesch, 2021
Oedaadaao, Irina Botea Bucan & Jon Dean, 2021
Măr din măr, Maria Balabaș, 2021