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Farbige Glasscherben / Cioburi colorate

Post was created on January 27th, 2017

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EN RO Ich schrieb dieses Kammer Miniatur für ein eterogenes Sextett spät im das Herbst von 2015, für einen akademischen Musikkompositionswettbewerb, dessen Deadline verpasste ich schließlich. Für Violine, Viola, Violoncello, Oboe, Fagott und Schlagzeug (ein Spieler), hat es Wurzeln im Unterhalt mit “Survival Exercises“, meinen Studien für Solo Fagott und Elektronik — ein Musikalish Gedanke…

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Oblivion

Post was created on May 3rd, 2015

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Oblivion is a choreographic miniature I composed in the spring of 2015. Initially, I wrote this music for two pianos, and then reworked it for a small chamber ensemble — a trio of clarinet, percussion (one percussionist) and piano. The music relies on the concept of oblivion, a certain state of mental blankness or unconsciousness….

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Cântări din Valea Plângerii

Post was created on February 25th, 2015

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Cântări din Valea Plângerii (Chants From the Valley of Sighs) is a suite for pipe organ solo that I wrote in early 2015, in response to a composition challenge/competition coming from the Music Academy Gheorghe Dima of Cluj. It builds upon the Christian concept of regarding life as a mere preparation for a better one…

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“Racul, broasca și știuca” / Cancer, Frog & Pike

Post was created on October 19th, 2013

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Racul, broasca și știuca (Cancer, Frog and Pike) is a piano solo suite inspired by a fable written in the nineteen century by the Romanian poet Alecu Donici. Unfaithful to the plot, or narrative of the fable, my music gives a vigorously humorous treat to each character, picking the most representative feature of each one:…

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“Cântec de trecere” / Funeral song

Post was created on August 14th, 2013

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I recently wrote a Bb clarinets trio, and did my best with some accompanying video art too. This is a rather austere music, trimmed down to its very substance, sober and severe, as was the sad fact that inspired me to write it. The four sections of the piece illustrate, respectively, birth, youth, maturity and…

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“Muzica surzilor” / Deafs Music

Post was created on October 7th, 2012

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This is a contemporary style piano composition I wrote in the late autumn of 2012. There are three sections, each scored in a different part of a public garden in Bucharest (the Herastrau park). I did not have access to a piano while composing the music, thus the title, Deafs Music. I was pretty happy…

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“Prosthetic Light” / Proteză de lumină

Post was created on March 12th, 2012

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“Prosthetic Light” is an electronic composition I created in 2011. The music makes use of a combinatorial software I wrote specifically for this piece. I wrapped the resulting material around a pensive piano improvisation, which I recorded in one take. I ended up with an interesting mix of two different worlds, as I thoroughly manufactured…

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“Smokin’ Makes You Soft”

Post was created on August 3rd, 2005

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  “(…) As for men, cigarette smoking can decrease both the quality and quantity of spermatozoa and can cause erectile dysfunction (a consistent inability to sustain a penile erection sufficient for sexual intercourse).” – Panayiotis M. Zavos, Cigarette Smoking and Sexual Health, July 1, 2000 A unique temporal mark was assigned to this work of…

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“FrozeScape”

Post was created on June 24th, 2005

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  “The ribbons of ice are formed by super cooled water penetrating through the stems of the plant and freezing in the colder air when they encounter an ice crystal. The water continues to move up the stems to feed the growing ribbons of ice. Something similar must happen in dead pieces of wood to…

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“She Shall Be Called Woman”

Post was created on May 14th, 2002

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  “The man said, `This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.`” — Genesis 2:23, New American Standard Bible, 1995 A unique temporal mark was assigned to this work of creation, according to Romanian and European Union regulations. This…

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“Childish Play”

Post was created on June 1st, 2001

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  “Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.” – Johann F. von Schiller, 1759–1805 A unique temporal mark was assigned to this work of creation, according to Romanian and European Union regulations. This effectivelly guarantees its copyrighted status – please, do not attempt a fraud.

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“Dies Irae”

Post was created on February 1st, 2001

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  “Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) is a thirteenth century Latin hymn thought to be written by Thomas of Celano (1200 – c. 1265). (…) The poem describes the day of judgment, the last trumpet summoning souls before the throne of God, where the saved will be delivered and the unsaved cast into eternal flames.”…

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