We started our podcast platform in 2016 with sound pieces using field recordings for a Bucharest sound ecology: the exploration/recording/transformation/transmission of urban intimate memories. Older pieces here, do just that! Newer sound submissions and commissions though, make us want to leave the city and the documentary, get lost in illusion/fiction/drama, based just as well in field recording: forms that stimulate stories that transmit that listening state. Of course, it’s just radio, our only medium to theorize and practice listening for space & story, remotely!
SEMI SILENT created new programs: HER VOICE in 2017 for the promotion of sound art produced by women, SEMI SILENT AWARDS in 2018 for the best sound pieces of the year produced or hosted by our podcast platform, and SONIC FUTURE RESIDENCIES in 2018 for sound art and field recording.
Two productions of SEMI SILENT were awarded with trophies at Grand Prix Nova 2019, Bucharest: “Drip Drop” by Simina Oprescu and “Horses Talk” by Félix Blume. “Horses Talk” by Félix Blume was also shortlisted at Phonurgia Nova Award 2019, Paris.
SEMI SILENT is created by Jumătatea plină through Sâmbăta sonoră program.
Artistic direction & general coordination: Anamaria Pravicencu
Site: Marius Weber / Next Hype
Visual concept: Miloš Jovanović
General contact: contact [at] semisilent.ro
Open call: call [at] semisilent.ro
SEMI SILENT is supported by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.