Electronic works 

https://siminaoprescu.bandcamp.com ︎

Radiophonic works

‘DRIP DROP’ (2018)




‘IL COLOMBRE’ (2018)

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



http://www.kunstradio.at/2020B/11_10_20.html?fbclid=IwAR00eSkAEjYSq3nKJSQzMRRjMc9EHk1-teXc6wvodqUnK6s8td-Bz8vu_eQ https://musikprotokoll.orf.at/node/948

Installation works


The Circle ︎

Nonument is defined as architecture, monuments, public spaces, and infrastructure, the meaning of which has changed as a result of social or political changes. Circle was created as part of the Stronger Peripheries: A Southern Coalition proiect, based on the themes of work and happiness. During artist residencies in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and Mondaino, Italy, Neja Tomsic and her group explored public parks as neuralgic points of public life. The starting and focal point of the theme is a specific park, the park of railroad workers in Cluj-Napoca, which has undergone many transformations. Using various recording and research methods, Neja Tomsic explored its history and current state, particularly the remnants of the past that are layered in the earth - material relics, and are also stored in the imagination and memories of people and other living beings.

The Circle is an immersive documentary installation with narration, 60 min

Authors: Neja Tomsic and Nonument Group

Performing: Nonument Group (Neja Tomsic, Martin Bricelj Baraga, Nika Grabar, Milos Kosec)

Sound composition & design: Simina Oprescu

Sound technician: Luka Seliskar

Technical director: Igor Remeta

Technical coordinator: Martin Lovsin

Technical crew: Andrej Petrovcic, Dusko Pusica, Manca Vukelic, Vid Starman

Producers: Alma R. Selimovic, Klara Drnovsek Solina, Ajda Koloini

Public relations: Tamara Bracic Vidmar

Produced by: Bunker, Ljubljana

Co-produced by: Centrul Cultural Clujean, L'Arboreto -

Teatro Dimora di Mondaino


Simina Oprescu & Vilte Gustyte


Coming from the hide and seek game, popular among countries, we made a map of the field where we hid and marked the spot of the 10 hidden headphones and their mp3's. Audience is invited to participate.

Organised by Klanglandschaften in collaboration with SoundS UdK, Berlin

Part of the "Un-listening/natural landscapes" that invite each audience to explore multifaceted listening methods, modes and situations of a peculiar place in Hobrechtsfelde/ Rieselfelder. With the presented installations, listening sessions and performances, the act of listening becomes forms of questioning and developing perspectives of today and the past.

Artists: Haesoo Eshu Jung, Heather Fae Calla, Jorge Vicario Guille, Juan Pablo de Luca, Merey Senocak, Salome Lubczanski, Samantha Simmons, Selim Elsadek


Comissioned quatrophonic works by



SONICA Festival

due to Covid-19.


︎that can be explored next year, at RADAR 2021.

4 weeks, 5 creative teams and over 1200 hours at Romaero. The purpose – to restore a Boeing 737 fuselage (12m long) to its initial shape and turn it into an immersive light (400 sqm of LED) and sound installation. A project developed by 5 creative teams: Mișu Cojocaru, Adrian Adilau Sandulescu, Aural Eye, Ygreq Interactive, Simina OprescuSilviu Stroe, Diț

Sound design: Simina Oprescu





︎ more about published in TURBULENCES VIDEO #101 - FR




Binaural composition based on the book Green Hermeticism by Wilson, Peter Lamborn. Behind the practice, I chose different citations and quotes from it to give a general sense and meaning to the whole depth of this book that I recommend jumping in. It goes from spoken word to psychoacoustic phenomena following a narrative path, consciousness enabling language, and communication of unconventional belief systems about matter, energy, and spirit. The real takes the place of the symbolic. As Ilya Prigogine deduced, “In equilibrium, the matter is ‘blind’, but in far-from-equilibrium conditions it begins to be able to perceive, to ‘take into account’, in its way of functioning, differences in the external world”. Nature is perceptive.

"On the very first pages Novalis evokes hermetic science quite specifically: Various are the roads of man. He who follows and compares them will see strange figures emerge, figures which seem to belong to that great cipher which we discern written everywhere, in wings, eggshells, clouds and snow, in crystals and in stone formations, on ice-covered waters, on the inside and outside of mountains, of plants, beasts and men, in the lights of heaven, on scored disks of pitch or glass or in iron filings round a magnet, and in strange conjunctures of chance. In them we suspect a key to the magic writing, even a grammar, but our surmise takes on no definite forms and seems unwilling to become a higher key."

"Nature, from this point of view, is consciousness. Consciousness is the seed-cause, the primal causal energy, containing within it source, fruit, and end, the unity of which as we shall see is time as genesis.
Consciousness seeks itself through all its metamorphoses and its path is the path of nature, which is an unvarying rhythm."

"For Hermeticism, nature or creation is a living, spiritual, conscious, fourfold unfolding unity: a "formative metaphysical power." Titus Burckhart confirms this when he writes: "The expression 'nature' has a very precise meaning. It does not simply mean the involuntary becoming of things, but rather a unitary power or cause whose essence may be known by perceiving its all embracing rhythm - a rhythm which rules both the outward and the inward world." "

OCCULTUM LAPIDEM (Visit the Interior of the Earth and Rectifying You will Find the Hidden Stone)"

"In the words of a founding mother of Hellenistic alchemy, Maria the Jewess, also called Maria Prophetessa, the legendary sister of Moses: "One becomes two, two becomes three and by means of the third and fourth, realizes unity: thus two are but one."
The unity of four-in-one that Maria invokes in her saying, which was called by Jung the most important in alchemy, is what the ancient Pythagoreans called the holy Tetraktys, which is in a sense none other than the four states of consciousness common to all traditions: the waking state, the dream state, the state of dreamless sleep, and the fourth state.
In other words: in order to "create," One must become Two-it must look at itself. It must divide.
The unique, irreducible, indivisible cause-source
One must become Two."

"Thus the source becomes mineral; the mineral becomes plant; the plant becomes animal; the animal becomes human; the human becomes divine."

Photo cover: Musaeum Hermeticum, Frankfurt edition, 1749

Narrators voice at the beginning: Zach Hart

Recorded, designed and composed by Simina Oprescu

released May 26, 2023

Commisioned for the Library of The Center for Visual Studies, Bucharest and Green Peace Romania
with support from Carturesti Foundation


"The mini-Moog was described in one of their brochures from ‘71: ‘Brutal, caustic, volcanic. Evocative, flirting, caressing. Crisp, powerful, biting. Entrancing, embracing, exhilarating!’ It’s exactly this, although I used a different modular, is a hidden and mathematical instrument that has almost endless possibilities and always surprises. As William Blake addresses the senses: ‘If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is: infinite’.

The primary focus was searching for the musicality in harmonic echoing timbres, frequency oscillation, and modulation, and playing with sequencing ambivalent tones, and granularity, aiming for an intrinsic repetition with variation. I can say that a big inspiration was the obsessive amazing opera ‘Einstein On The Beach’ by Philip Glass and directed by theatrical director Robert Wilson.

It is mostly worked with a modular synth and e-guitar loops inside a sonic Imaginarium trying to solve a very dark and isolated time in a cement-grey Berlin after moving from Bucharest. And going a bit into the synthesis baroque of Wendy Carlos. Now the cover photo is made with DALL-E Ai generated, when I wrote “a dark Bauhaus inspired house”, which is what I felt my soul is converting, the house standing for the analogy of course.

The basis was on examining the movement of the sound, space, depths, circular, and spherical, paying attention to my perception when I went outside and psychoacoustic effects. For example, the dizziness of a ‘cocktail party effect’, or the illusions of the Gestalt effect, (and I say Gestalt because sometimes I got psychoacoustic-tricked when I was working, not knowing if it was a bad noise or a noise that was intrinsic, also remaining with a particular echoing tone in my tympani, like an ear-worm) Therefore, it is a search for a ‘geometry of rhythm’ so this is a journey in finding that condition." - Simina Oprescu

Composed, mixed & mastered by Simina Oprescu
Berlin, 2022



The outcome of Nona Inescu and Simina Oprescu collaboration. A very limited artist edition of twenty 10” records (signed and numbered) of the soundtrack composed by yours truly, for her most recent video work “Hydrophites”, featuring the talented vocalist Geo Aghinea.
The sound on each record is unique, a charachteristic of the vinyl lathe cutting process done by Balàsz Kovács. The record was made in the context of Nona Inescu’s exhibition “Waterlily Jaguar” at SpazioA, Italy. 

 ︎ https://curamagazine.com/nona-inescu/?fbclid=IwAR0QTJ5wB6y7SAH2oxlTKDJ0sUzy3vNkvDc9C-KE8W62K1ZrAqtNISjNsfw



︎ https://yyyymmdd.art/2021-WATERLILY-JAGUAR 




‘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


THE WIRE - Below the Radar

KI 03

released - CD compilation SHAPE Artists 2020

the ATTIC 

KI 02


track released on Hallucinating Heights released on cassette by Ondes HXCX.


Awards & Nominations 


NIMBOSTRATUS awarded the 3rd place in the compositional contest
'Quoting Beethoven'
on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Organisers – Goethe-Institut, forumul cultural austriac, SĂPTĂMÂNA SUNETULUI, National University of Music, Bucharest.


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.’



Platform for Innovative Music and Audiovisual Art from



︎ 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/


Inner Sound New Arts Festival  - Jury's Award

Part of the laureats 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


Map x Territory at Simultan XVIII

Hyper-connected communities, Large Language Models, quantum computer clusters and socio-cultural progress share their time and space with ghosts of the past, geopolitical spasms and expressions of conflict. At a time when we seek new definitions, what constitutes a territory? What does a map show/explain? What are we and what are the boundaries of who we want to be?

Romanian-born, Berlin-based Cosmin Nicolae, Simina Oprescu and Matei Băcanu ask questions of a diasporic tone, in a sonorous and visually resonant quest to chart out concerns and stimulate introspection.
The audio-visual performance weaves original compositions with generative iterations and live electro-acoustics – perpetually unique, never to be repeated.


Sturmundrang #5 at arkaoda, Berlin

Multichannel concert night with artists Simina Oprescu, Max Eilbacher and Mauro Zannoli 

Map x Territory at arkaoda, Berlin

Hyper-connected communities, Large Language Models, quantum computer clusters and socio-cultural progress share their time and space with ghosts of the past, geopolitical spasms and expressions of conflict. At a time when we seek new definitions, what constitutes a territory? What does a map show/explain? What are we and what are the boundaries of who we want to be?

 Berlin-based Cosmin Nicolae, Simina Oprescu and Michael Tan ask questions of a diasporic tone, in a sonorous and visually resonant quest to chart out concerns and stimulate introspection.
The audio-visual performance weaves original compositions with generative iterations and live electro-acoustics – perpetually unique, never to be repeated. Supported by musikfonds e.V. 


 - https://fb.watch/20WBQkl3z4/

Review on Positionen.Berlin

• 45 min live concert “Deep Surroundings with a Splash! of Water”  inside Kristin Wenzel’s life-size installation
The Near and the Elsewhere’ at Suprainfinit Gallery
- https://www.facebook.com/events/ 147491233106394/ 


• 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 Šiška in Ljubljana at
SONICA Festival
in collaboration with
MOTA museum

• 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."


• 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.


• 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.

• Tripoteca festival, 40 min. live AV performance with the visuals of Mihai Matei.

• 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 

for Radio


Resonance Fm 


ORF musikprotokoll Kunstradio


Cashmere Radio 



Red Light Radio 


Noods Radio 



Cona Zavod/Institute

Workshops &

organised by DZESTRA (Ukraine) in parternship with SEMI SILENT (Romania) (2021) - https://riversssounds.org/mures

︎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, Asociația Jumătatea Plină (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 


• Lecture on Sound, Listening and Acousmatic composition inside the Bandwidth Residency supported by Ștefan Câlția Foundation and Posibilă Gallery at Șona.

- 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



Is musicality specific to humans only? Can animals consciously perceive pitches and beats? Do birds get high when they sing? Watch an interesting and entertaining talk between artist Simina Oprescu and music cognition scientist prof. Dr. Henkjan Honing.
He recently published his research
“The evolving animal orchestra” at  MIT Press.
 A more detailed lecture about his research here: https://bit.ly/2SZihj2

Part of "Probabilities Around the Center".With support from SHAPE platform, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Co-financed by A.F.C.N. - Administratia Fondului Cultural National.      

• 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 - 2020


Drăguș - Life in a Romanian Village
(1929, one of the first sociological and ethnographical documentary films in the world)
silent film, runtime: 48 minutes

music: Simina Oprescu


in the frame of Possible Sounds of Early Cinema project, conceived by  Image and Sound (Bucharest)

live concert at Rezidența BRD Scena9 for the screening of "Drăguș”


Bucharest Hours (Witold Klimowicz, 1942)
silent film, unedited footage, runtime: 61 minutes

music: Simina Oprescu


Only specialized dictionaries still recall the name of Polish documentary filmmaker Witold Klimowicz, who came to Romania seeking shelter from the early horrors of the Second World War. Once employed at the National Office of Cinematography, Klimowicz would collaborate with Paul Călinescu (“How is a Film Piece Made?”, 1940) and oversee the first steps of young filmmaker Victor Iliu.
Commenced in September ’42 and resumed later for technical reasons, “Bucharest Hours” was intended to embody the urban symphony of a supple and chic Bucharest so as to draw attention away from the war. As it stands today, the film is, above all, the shooting journal of a most eager filmmaker. As Klimowicz never managed to carry out his project, the footage stored at the National Film Archive includes shaky frames, retakes, landscapes captured in multiple takes, “duplicates”, as it were, and others. It is by fortune alone that those of us today can witness the film in its unpolished form, partly because it grants us more of its charming images before which we can never deem ourselves satiated. Let him who does not behold longingly the promise of early buildings, the folk loitering around pools, the adornments of the masses on boulevards, the carefree day-to-day spent in cafés, step forward. Every so often, we must all partake in such opium. As this Bucharest never existed in effect, but was edited to appear thus. This is, in part, why we’re fortunate that its retakes and duplicates are on display. Not only are the vistas of the University and the Roman Square anthological, but also, or above all, the boy who stumbles into frame and forces the operator to shield the lens with the palm of his hand. (Călin Boto)


2021 - 2023

Composing for the artist duo

Anca Benera & Arnold Estefán

The Last Particles (2018)

- composed 2021 - premiered at Frac des Pays de la Loire, exhibited at Museum Tinguely, Basel

Blue Ground (2021)

- commissioned by EVA International | Ireland’s Biennial

Rehearsals for Peace (2023) 

- commissioned by n.b.k Berlin