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 the the environment.
2018, Conacul Otetelișanu, Vâlcea county
2019, Letea village, Tulcea county, Danube Delta
2021, George Enescu National Museum in Tescani, Bacău county
The first 3 editions of SONIC FUTURE RESIDENCIES were supported by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund (AFCN), and also by the Festival Pelicam, the Czech Center in Bucharest, the Wallonie-Brussel Delegation in Bucharest, and Tranzit.ro/ Iași. For 2022, Asociația Jumătatea plină is organizing the collective residency on the border of the Danube, and is co-producing two sound works together with a.c.s.r. and Q-O2 in Brussels, and Czech Radio Vltava.