Basement Overture by Anamaria Pravicencu | SEMI SILENT

Basement Overture

A ghost story
Anamaria Pravicencu
(2’14”, July 2018)

The stories that were told, the stories that were made, the ghosts that we heard and those that we imagined. A composition using invited and created sounds, a play with the acoustics of a generous basement, mixing prerecorded, diffused and rerecorded sounds in a dynamic dialog between faraway nature sounds, a voice imitating natural sounds and also being a voice, and the evidence of the architectural properties of the building through its acoustics and “mobile parts”.

 

Photo: Nicu Ilfoveanu, Știrbey, 2010

 

Sound piece created during the SONIC FUTURE RESIDENCIES organized by Asociația Jumătatea plină and SEMI SILENT to Conacul Otetelișanu, Vâlcea County, Romania in July 2018.
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Anamaria Pravicencu studied drawing and sculpture, with an interest for sound installation. Since 2006 she’s in charge with the artistic direction of Jumătatea plină, promoting author comics, and sonic and musical experiment (Sâmbăta sonoră) through constant and distinct programs. She is the curator of the SEMI SILENT portfolio and she keeps producing sound work.

 

Recording, editing and mixing by Anamaria Pravicencu for SEMI SILENT

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