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Annual Report

  • Year: 
  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    During 2019, the Romanian Union of Composers and Musicologists elected a new executive team for the ISCM Romanian Section, covering three major Romanian cultural centers: Diana Rotaru (Bucharest) - President; Irinel Anghel (Bucharest), Gabriel Mălăncioiu (Timişoara), Alexandru Ștefan Murariu (Cluj-Napoca), Constantin Basica (Bucharest-Stanford) – Executive Committee.

    The new team focused on making the Section more visible, especially online, by creating a new website (, a new Facebook page ( and by heavily promoting the main event organized by ISCM Romania: the MERIDIAN International New Music Festival. The 15th edition of MERIDIAN took place between November 3-10, in Bucharest but with events also in Timişoara, Cluj-Napoca, Arad and Sibiu. The theme of the festival was SONIC GARDENS, with each event being organized after the pattern of a real or imaginary type of garden: “Wild Garden”, “Labyrinth Garden”, “Zen Garden”, “Electronic Jungle” and so on. We organized chamber music, electronic music and multimedia events, as well as a symposium and two round tables that made the activities of ISCM more known to the Romanian audiences; we had the pleasure of having George Kentros, member of the ISCM Executive Committee, as a main guest in Bucharest.

    Apart renowned Romanian ensembles and performers (PROFIL, ATEM, Trio Contraste, Archaeus, Diana Moş, Horia Maxim, etc.), SONIC GARDENS had internationally established artists as guests, such as Mario Caroli (flute), George Kentros (violin), Alfredo Ovalles (piano), Matei Ioachimescu (flute), Aleksander Gabryś (double-bass), Luosha Fang (violin & viola) and Michael Djupstrom (piano). In Bucharest, we also hosted a concert performed by the Altenburg-Gera Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Laurent Wagner, through a partnership with Thüringen Philharmonie.

    The 2019th edition of MERIDIAN also initiated the ISCM Collaborative Series in Romania, by programming 6 works selected from the ISCM Sections from Switzerland, Israel and the Basque Country.

    In total, we had 25 new music events, promoting, among other works, 36 international first performances.

  • Please describe your organization's research activities over the past year: 
    Research activities were mostly connected with the theme selected for the MERIDIAN festival - Sonic Gardens: 10 presentations were held in the opening day of the festival, by established and emerging Romanian musicologists and composers, with subjects varying from Salvatore Sciarrino to Frank Zappa, from the function of memory in the perception of music to the musical textures of Paul Klee.


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