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July 29, 2021

Enescu’s music, in an original show performed with modern visual techniques

* Imaginarium, an installation concert performed at Vienna, Bucharest, Sibiu and Oradea


Musicians Mihaela Anica (flute), Georg Hamann (violin, viola) si Horia Maxim (piano), along the visual artist Sabine Pleyel and the multimedia composer Catalin Cretu, created the interactive project called Imaginarium – a spectacular installation concert, consisting in a chamber music program including musical creations by George Enescu, Nino Rota, Bohuslav Martinu, Jacques Ibert, Maurice Duruflé and Jenő Takács.

The project will be presented in Romania and Austria, on the following schedule: May 10, 2016 – Sibiu (Sibiu State Philharmonic – Thalia Hall); May 12, 2016 – Bucharest (“Elvira Popescu” Cinema, within the European Film Festival); May 17, 2016 – Vienna (Haus der Musik) and July 1, 2016 – Oradea (Oradea State Philharmonic).

The tournament is organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in association with Austrian Cultural Forum, Sibiu State Philharmonic, Oradea State Philharmonic, Oradea Posticum Center and Romanian Cultural Institute in Vienna.

The originality of the Imaginarium Project consists in the virtual expansion, the enrichment by the support of the new technologies of the classical space in which the instrumental ensemble is placed during the recital. Modern techniques are used, while processing a mix of images and real time captures of the musicians and of the audience, all these being interactively transformed by the gestures and sounds made by the musicians and projected on unconventional supports: canvas, distorted walls, mirrors, curtains/draperies, depending on the circumstances. Thus, the instrumental ensemble is not playing “on the stage” anymore, but inside a dynamic visual installation placing the audience in a different artistic dimension.

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