5. Day 4: Saturday, September 22
Saturday is definitely the longest and most vivid day (and night) of the festival. The day stars at 2 PM at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) with a screening of the movie “Heads and Tails / Cap și pajură” (short, 20’, 2018, 4 PROOF FILM), by Nicolae Constantin Tanase, with Alex Calin, Iulia Ciochina, Florin Salam.
ArteTetra artists Matteo Pennesi and Luigi Monteani will present two lecture: Exoticism In Music and Indonesian Trance Rituals. So as to be considered exotic, at least to Europeans, music needs to evoke a feeling of something from far-away, a charm of the unknown. From colonial times exoticism, in the days when the West manifested a growing interest for the East, to nowadats exoticism, the phenomenon left strong traces and influenced the course of music.
Outernational Days 3 brings the subject of trance (by exploring it through various live concerts, DJ sets and lectures) and the way it reflects on music to the forefront. Freshly returned from Indonesia, where he researched the concept of trance in local rituals and ceremonies for a year, Italian musician and anthropologist Luigi Monteanni debates over the subject in the frame of a lecture.
Kornelia Binicewicz will also present a lecture on Turkish Women Singers from the 70s and 80s. Entrance on the base of the museum entry ticket.
The evening continues with a special project comissioned for the festival: Outernational Ensemble Conducted by Romanian composer, conductor and musicologist Iancu Dumitrescu, with Bogdana Dima (RO), Derya Yildirim (TR/DE), Diana Miron (RO), Hans Koch (CH), Katharina Ernst (AU), Laurențiu Coțac (RO), Yael Lavie (ISR); Cote (RO) – Visual. Iancu Dumitrescu has long been a leading personality in contemporary and experimental music. His work is based on the experience of sound as enigmatic, amorphous, and massive. He studied phenomenology and conducted along Sergiu Celibidache, at the Trier University, Germany, in 1978. Director, founder and conductor of the Hyperion Ensemble and, more recently, of the HYPERION INTERNATIONAL, along with which he has toured France (Radio France), UK (Royal Festival Hall, LSO St Luke's, Conway Hall), the Netherlands, Austria (Wien Modern, Musikvereign), Germany (Berlin), Portugal (Gulbenkian Foundation), Italy, USA (“Spark Festival” 2008, Minneapolis), Tel Aviv (Hateiva Seder Series), Greece (Onassis Foundation, Athens). Iancu Dumitrescu is one of the most prominent representatives of the spectral music current, worldwide. He is also reckoned as the most world renowned representative of the hyper-spectralism current, as well as of computer assisted music. The concert will take place in a yoga center, Hermitage Urban Spiritual Hub.
The night goes on at Control Club after 11 PM, with a series of massive concerts including Bicikl (RS), Lotto (POL/AUS), PRAED in an extended band formula, with Swiss reeds players Hans Koch, Marc Stucki and Christian Kobi. Many DJ sets are expected to blast in both rooms, including the Romanian duo Khidja, Kornelia Binicewicz (POL/TR), local PARADAIZ Tape Mașina project, Marius Georgescu (RO) and The Attic Soundsystem (Dokia, JB).