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SONIC FUTURE RESIDENCIES

From the Subcarpathian villages to the Danube Delta or the Moldavian hills, the SEMI SILENT program SONIC FUTURE RESIDENCIES explores the specificity of the sonic environment of the Romanian rural areas. The constant dialogue with the nature, the agricultural work, the attending to the animals around the house, and the popular gatherings are contributing to the portrait of a transforming space in which the sounds of the modernity, thought more and more present, are still paced by the seasons. Inviting the artists to question and archive these sounds, the residency program is aiming to enrich the vocabulary of its artists but also to challenge the superficial relation we have with the environment.

 

SONIC FUTURE RESIDENCIES is composed of collective and individual residencies, as well as commissions for artists that are traveling, living abroad, or have a particular relation to the environment.

 

2018, Conacul Otetelișanu, Vâlcea county
2019, Letea village, Tulcea county, Danube Delta
2021, George Enescu National Museum in Tescani, Bacău county
2022, Port Cultural Cetate, Cetate, Dolj county

2024, Fundația Ștefan Câlția, Șona, Brașov county

 

From their creation, SONIC FUTURE RESIDENCIES were supported by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund (AFCN), and the first editions by the Festival Pelicam, the Czech Center in Bucharest (our most constant partner), the Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation in Bucharest, and Tranzit.ro/ Iași. In 2022-2023, SEMI SILENT co-produced three sound works together with a.c.s.r., Q-O2 and Babelfish in Brussels, and Czech Radio Vltava. In 2024, we partnered also with Associazione Culturale Interzona in Benevento, Radio Papesse & Lucia Festival in Firenze, Fundația Ștefan Câlția, Asociația Simultan, Institut français in Bucharest, and Asociația Parcul Natural Văcărești.

Anna Kravets
Auto-ethnographic radio essay (English)

46m26s // October 2023

Anna Kravets
Auto-ethnographic radio essay (English)

46m26s // October 2023

Sillyconductor
Left ear under water

7m44s // April 2023

Sillyconductor
Left ear under water

7m44s // April 2023

Jasmina Al-Qaisi and Veronika Svobodová
An everlasting ludic space of poetry

30m50s // November 2022

Jasmina Al-Qaisi and Veronika Svobodová
An everlasting ludic space of poetry

30m50s // November 2022

Lloyd Dunn
An unfamiliar place

11m26s // January 2023

Lloyd Dunn
An unfamiliar place

11m26s // January 2023

pablo sanz
Aural encounters in the floodplains

18m57s // March 2023

pablo sanz
Aural encounters in the floodplains

18m57s // March 2023

Jeanne Debarsy
An environmental thriller

14m15s // april 2023

Jeanne Debarsy
An environmental thriller

14m15s // april 2023

Abby Lee Tee
A day off

9m24s // December 2022

Abby Lee Tee
A day off

9m24s // December 2022

Maria Balabaș
How I made peace with my garden (Romanian)

6m54s // November 2021

Maria Balabaș
How I made peace with my garden (Romanian)

6m54s // November 2021

Cosmin Nicolae
Portrait of an urban garden

9m27s // October 2021

Cosmin Nicolae
Portrait of an urban garden

9m27s // October 2021

Irina Botea Bucan & Jon Dean
A journey through Enescu’s Oedipus and Tzara’s poetry

2m12s // November 2021

Irina Botea Bucan & Jon Dean
A journey through Enescu’s Oedipus and Tzara’s poetry

2m12s // November 2021

La Pesch
A Sound Essay (English, German, Romanian, Ukrainian, Russian)

22m14s // November 2021

La Pesch
A Sound Essay (English, German, Romanian, Ukrainian, Russian)

22m14s // November 2021

Anna Kravets
A cross section of rhythms of matter and meaning. Studium

13m47s // January 2022

Anna Kravets
A cross section of rhythms of matter and meaning. Studium

13m47s // January 2022

Toni Dimitrov
A report on a short trip

34’08” // April 2020

Toni Dimitrov
A report on a short trip

34’08” // April 2020

Manja Ristić
Selection of poems

18’28” // December 2019

Manja Ristić
Selection of poems

18’28” // December 2019

Laurențiu Coțac
A focus on the inwardness of sound 2/2

11’12” // October 2019

Laurențiu Coțac
A focus on the inwardness of sound 2/2

11’12” // October 2019

Laurențiu Coțac
A focus on the inwardness of sound 1/2

9’58” // October 2019

Laurențiu Coțac
A focus on the inwardness of sound 1/2

9’58” // October 2019

Simina Oprescu
From Deep Surroundings

19’59” // October 2019

Simina Oprescu
From Deep Surroundings

19’59” // October 2019

Michal Kindernay
From the Wind Notes

4’56” // December 2019

Michal Kindernay
From the Wind Notes

4’56” // December 2019

Michal Kindernay
From “Inverted Houses”

5’51” // December 2019

Michal Kindernay
From “Inverted Houses”

5’51” // December 2019

Toni Dimitrov
Ambient trip through Danube Delta

4’16” // October 2019

Toni Dimitrov
Ambient trip through Danube Delta

4’16” // October 2019

George Vlad
Field Resilience

12’56” // November 2019

George Vlad
Field Resilience

12’56” // November 2019

beepblip
The Time of Wind and Waters

7’26” // October 2019

beepblip
The Time of Wind and Waters

7’26” // October 2019

Ana Teodora Popa
Stories from Letea Village, Danube Delta (Romanian)

7’32” // August 2019

Ana Teodora Popa
Stories from Letea Village, Danube Delta (Romanian)

7’32” // August 2019

dyslex
A surreal walk in a haunted? forest

41’07” // January 2019

dyslex
A surreal walk in a haunted? forest

41’07” // January 2019

Sara Lana
One sound can hide another

4’00” // July 2018

Sara Lana
One sound can hide another

4’00” // July 2018

Mara Mărăcinescu
Searching for sound

12’15” // July 2018

Mara Mărăcinescu
Searching for sound

12’15” // July 2018

Anamaria Pravicencu
A ghost story

2’14” // July 2018

Anamaria Pravicencu
A ghost story

2’14” // July 2018

Anamaria Pravicencu
A Sunday tour in Craiova, Romania

6’10” // July 2018

Anamaria Pravicencu
A Sunday tour in Craiova, Romania

6’10” // July 2018

Félix Blume
Dii, Hai, O and other horse words

7’19” // August 2018

Félix Blume
Dii, Hai, O and other horse words

7’19” // August 2018

Simina Oprescu
Œuvre for the rain

4’11” // July 2018

Simina Oprescu
Œuvre for the rain

4’11” // July 2018

Zsolt Sütő
And the glitch in the system

6’09” // July 2018

Zsolt Sütő
And the glitch in the system

6’09” // July 2018

Maria Balabaș
Countertheme to reality

9’49” // July 2018

Maria Balabaș
Countertheme to reality

9’49” // July 2018