SIMINA OPRESCU

portfolio


Electronic works ︎

https://soundcloud.com/siminaoprescu ︎

Radiophonic works ︎︎︎


http://semisilent.ro/drip-drop/ 

http://semisilent.ro/o-punga-de-rosii-stricate-si-o-punga-de-cartofi-stricati/


https://soundcloud.com/siminaoprescu/monstrul-colombre ︎


Installation works ︎︎  


https://secondaryspace.simultan.org
more about published in TURBULENCES VIDEO #101 - FR




Releases︎

 DUDUKI track on the compilation On The Right Track Sociopath by Orgone Dealers 

https://orgonedealers.bandcamp.com/album/on-the-right-sociopath-vol-1

Compilation of electro-psychotix from Romania, Serbia, Russia and Belgium.
All tracks mastered by Alexandru Drăgănescu aka JB
Artwork: collage by Ion Bârlădeanu, 1992, courtesy of H'Art Gallery
Design by Marina Oprea
© Orgone Dealers, 2020

KI



A new world eats an old one
and forms a schizoid dichotomy.

The alleged spiritual energy within all human beings. According to a certain group of Japanese artists, channelling your Ki will allow you to perform normally impossible tasks, such as shooting a Kamehameha wave from your hands.
Basically, Ki is what souls are made of.

'It is 2056. The air is crammed with a strung-out anticipation and not a moment goes by that does not foreshadow the demise of an eleven-billion-strong species. Environmental warfare spreads by plants; insect-machine hybrids carrying diseases designed to infect specific racial and ethnic groups via targeted DNA sequencing; volatile weather systems; all meld in this ecology of collapse.' - Toby Heys

Change has its manifestation through every form, and the invisible form will have a strong word to say in our subconscious and emotion processing throughout this apocalyptic burn out times. An invisible revolution of the soul.


worked between late2019 - early2020, Bucharest, Romania

released June 30, 2020

Digital artwork: Smaranda Voican

©all rights reserved Simina Oprescu
https://siminaoprescu.bandcamp.com/album/ki

Awards & Nominations ︎


2020
The soundtrack of Drăguș - Life in a Romanian Village, together with Image and Sound is nominated for the Découvertes Pierre Schaeffer award at Phonurgia Nova. 

‘Phonurgia nova awards selection committee is pleased to unveil the list of nominated authors for the 2020 festival which will take place at BnF on October 2/3 and 4 Out of 305 productions received from 30 countries, 40 creations have been selected from the most amazing of the moment. They are already audible online by the jury who can now read them - and prepare the arguments they will exchange in front of you, during this much-awaited listening feast.’
http://phonurgia.fr/2020/09/03/oreilles-deconfinees/



SHAPE alumni artist - Platform for Innovative Music and Audiovisual Art from
Europe - https://shapeplatform.eu/artist/simina-oprescu/

2019
SEMI SILENT Awards - Audience Award for the work 'DRIP DROP' composed and recorded during the Sonic Future Residency in 2018.

Grand Prix Nova - Short Forms
with the work 'DRIP DROP' - Silver Award  
︎ http://www.grandprixnova.ro/info/info-index.htm?c=4741&g=7 ︎ https://www.facebook.com/gpnromania/videos/690897831339371/

2018
Inner Sound New Arts Festival - Jury's Award
Part of the winners at the Innersound New Arts Festival - 100years of Romanian Sounds with the recomposed work Tragic Numberture inspired by the original composition of romanian composer Marcel Mihalovici - Tragic Ouverture.


LIVE concerts︎



2020

• 45 min live concert inside Kristin Wenzel’s life-size installation ‘The Near and the Elsewhere’ at Suprainfinit Gallery - https://www.facebook.com/events/ 147491233106394/ 

2019

• 40 min live concert at POCHEN Multimedia Biennale Symposium in Chemnitz, Germany - https://soundcloud.com/siminaoprescu/deepsurroundings

• 40min live session w/modular synth at Kino Siska in Ljubljana during SONICA Festival in collaboration with MOTA museum - https://www.facebook.com/pg/kinosiska.si/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157413888869876&ref=page_internal


• 50min live concert at Slănic Moldova in the Salt Mine, during the festival IN CONTEXT -  https://www.facebook.com/events/1126255644232140/

• 1h30m live set w/ modular synth - RezidențaBRD Scena9 POST MUZICA invites the audience of the BRD Scena9 Residence to a program curated by Mitoș Micleușanu and produced by the Foundation9 dedicated to sound and active artists in the experimental area of contemporary music.Each POST MUSIC edition will include a presentation of the guest artist, a discussion moderated by the curator of the program, Mitoș Micleuşanu, and a performance - live audition."Post-music is what remains when we forget everything we know about music, what remains when we no longer try to" delight the eardrums "(or mourn them) harmonically or rhythmically what remains when the sound becomes an intuitive paste. modeled, when we discover in real time how it "escapes" us from the aesthetic, conceptual control, etc. one of the fundamental questions related to post-music: is it possible to make the sound under the "dictatorship" of music? all the more so as including the noises in their diversity, the sound of the city or the forest, they can be considered [a kind of] music. their spectral structure, the possibilities of transforming an already recorded sound, allow it to be approached or removed from what we understand by music in this case, is it white noise music? if its "granular dissection" allows re-shaping, reassembly of its sonic particles, into a song? the first conclusion would be that: any noise contains "latent music" at the granular level, as in the subatomic physics there is the hypothesis of the elementary particle (quanta) that contains the imprint of the object of which it is part, a kind of memory of the whole subatomic scale. "https://soundcloud.com/post-muzica/editatwav


• 3h30m Hybrid extended set at Rokolectiv Festival at Front Control Club
• 60 min, live performance at the Jobless AI series concerts at Club16
• KRAN NYE 2019 live performance 90 min.

2018

• 50 min. perfomance at Contemporary Art National Museum (MNAC) during a session with personal compositions organized by Brizura - A musical series hosting debuts, experiments and the merging of arts in unitarily-diverse spectacular nights.
https://www.facebook.com/events/234829430535136/ 

• Tripoteca festival, 40 min. live AV performance with the visuals of Mihai Matei.
Bucharest
https://www.facebook.com/Tripoteca/videos/vb.433842349992398/332063717553054/?type=2&theater 

Intersections with the live online project Experiment+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEMKjVPDBzw

• 20 min performance at Sâmbăta Sonoră (Sonorous Saturday) during Săptămâna Sunetului - La Semaine du Son at Apollo111 Theatre 

• 45 min performance at the radio Stazione di Topolò organized by Moreno Miorelli in the 24h festival ToBeContinued played from Bruxelles.  http://www.stazioneditopolo.it/24h-2018/index.html 

2017


• In Mons (Be) , personal compositions presentation during a session organized by the class of acousmatic department. 

for Radio ︎



UPCOMING 2020︎ 
https://musikprotokoll.orf.at/en/2020/projekt/hidden-environment



Cashmere Radio:

https://cashmereradio.com/episode/eastern-daze-14-simina-oprescu/


Red Light Radio:

https://www.mixcloud.com/RedLightRadio/simina-oprescu-for-rlr-control-club-bucharest-06-15-2019/?fbclid=IwAR1fdDs0bwDj7MTHn-5uJksaZB7jO9vgg1hgSgCFlnyEAbDs2qswXclAtUc

Noods Radio:


https://www.mixcloud.com/NoodsRadio/subterranean-modern-w-simina-oprescu-3rd-july-19/

radioCONA:
Cona Zavod/Institute 
https://soundcloud.com/cona-zavod-institute/radiocona-podcast-no-5-6-all-about-water-urban-dreamscapes

Workshops &
Residencies︎ 



Charo Calvo (ES, BE) - composer, sound artist - Technics of Sonorous Writing (2017) inside the project Her Voice by SEMI SILENT
Philippe Franck (BE) - art historian, designer and cultural critic, producer, sound creator and intermediary, director of Transcultures - Centre of Interdisciplinary Arts of Sonorous & Numeric Culture, Secondary Sonic Space Installation (2018)
Raymond Delepierre (BE) - sound artist and sound engineer, Secondary Sonic Space Installation (2018)
Felix Blume (FR, ES ) - sound artist, field recordist and sound engineer, Sonic Future Residency (2018)
Erwin Stache (DE) - composer, sound artist, mathematician - Sonorous Interventions In The Urban Space (2019) inside Săptămâna Sunetului/ Week of Sound.

Lectures, Interviews & Panel Talks ︎


2019


• Lecture on Sound, Listening and Acousmatic composition inside the Bandwidth Residency supported by Ștefan Câlția Foundation and Posibilă Gallery at Șona.
- nice review by Daria Nedelcu on Bandwidth Residency and the 3rd edition of
Sounds like a book. - https://revistaarta.ro/en/bandwidth-2/?fbclid=IwAR1x3rI02adwSdjXFJjdLc7CWkSfcELN3jyfAWOoWfXpinbcqFCbvpvr0Co

• Panel Talk on Sound & Capital inside SONICA Festival coordinated by Andrej Tomažin - https://vimeo.com/368630941

• In conversation with Dražen Dragojević - https://vimeo.com/365707125 

2020


• Interview Revista Arta - http://revistaarta.ro/en/sound-has-color-anyway/

10 day training residency on Acousmatic composition inside Rezidența21 at LETEA IN UNESCO by association MATKA, together with Diana Miron, Sillyconductor (Cătălin Matei) and special guest Laurențiu Coțac - https://www.facebook.com/rezidenta21/

• Interview SHAPE - https://shapeplatform.eu/2020/the-sound-is-the-soul-an-interview-with-simina-oprescu/

For Video & Film ︎



Sound producing & composition for the video work “Vestigial Structures” of the artist Nona Inescu exhibited in the gallery Frac des Pays de la Loire (Fr). - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teYs-L0ssKs 

Exhibited at CCRMA Stanford at Audiovisual Wall
https://ccrma.stanford.edu/wave/?fbclid=IwAR2uJDNxP-hr85lcwo4d-XNFYYqf4C61ByxhJ7b9HLAKl7J3mbF2SEl99xM



Possible Sounds of Early Cinema, 45 min. sound for the first sociological documentary film from the beginning of 20th century, ’Drăguș’ , AFCN funded, Centrul Cultural/ Imagine & Sunet - https://imageandsound.ro


• In the period of 2012 - 2016 I developed a series of photo & video projects but in this moment are not quite representative, I can enounce “Urban dead nature” (2012-2014), “Sky is the limit (2015), “Catharsis” (2016) , “Interior” (2016), Traces (Replacing) (2017), “Straight Forward” (2017), etc. While using the moving image I came across with Sound and soon I discovered that the most important step into making a good Video work is having a good Sound work, therefore I shifted completely, realising that Sound and creating a synesthetic environment are more important than my previous researches and practices.

COLLAPSUS 







︎note: The sound was worked and composed with analog modular synthesis and MIDI arrangement. The text was adapted from Earth Sound Earth Signals- Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts by Douglas Kahn. The original dialogue was between Millet Morgan and Emory Cook. In my fascination with Alvin Lucier and Tesla, I did an abstract adaptation where a Sergeant is put to an impossible task - to eliminate a thunderbolt that came from another planet and caused serious damage to the ship. There we found a dialogue of explaining the phenomenon of whistlers compared by Cook, with the dispersion of the full-spectrum of electromagnetic burst of lightning into the magnetosphere, jumping over the equator from one hemisphere to the other, to form a glissando, to a deck of cards. They arrived on the Planet but it was utterly electro-magnetic and full of lightnings that they couldn't leave anymore, being stuck to the ground by the magnetism of the Planet in a continuous and hilarious search in catching the thunderbolt.



 ︎https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EegXBM1BHLE&feature=youtu.be


Work selected to be presented during the 16th edition of MERIDIAN International New Music Festival, “Planetarium” - 2020 (postponed 2021) 



 ︎https://snr-simc.org/2020/07/06/planetarium-results-for-the-audio-video-open-call/?fbclid=IwAR0ycUiBoLsTpSST1Pw9UVK6vOIc9-PiH2weIyXab7_GEQHjzo0aP1iAg6g  

KAJET JOURNAL - SONIC FUTURES IN THE ANTHROPOCENE





Thanks to the awesome team and Petrică Mogoș for the great job managing Kajet Journal,
here is a critical view on Eastern European post-communist realities + some interviews of me and Lucia Udvardyova taken by Lucie Korbelová in a really good article on sound in the Antrophocene:
go and grab one an read it on your post-communist armchair.

PAIN


Manifesto: During this video performance I got a duality in senses: the desire to melt as soon as possible and the desire of wanting to protect it as long as possible. The longer it melted the much more I began to miss it. The torment of the hand providing heat, as frozen leaves a linear form of frustration at seeing the disappearance of this form. Which is natural and normal to happen. Suddenly the form is assigned to a state. Suddenly the suffering wants to be with a purpose. The purpose? Annihilation of a shape. The cold put in a warm place and vice versa. Finally we both suffered. Icicle in it's shape and I, in sensations.


PAIN from Simina Oprescu on Vimeo.