The 15th edition of MERIDIAN International Festival
November 3-10, 2019
“…a garden is nature expressed in mathematics and music is emotions expressed in mathematics.” – Krzysztof Penderecki

The 15th edition of MERIDIAN is inviting you to dive in a world of sound experiences and experiments, with your soul, mind and ears wide open, between November 3-10, 2019. One of the most important new music festivals in Romania, MERIDIAN is organized by the ISCM Romanian Section, part of the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists. 8 days of chamber music, electronic music, talks, video and film projections await you in Bucharest, Arad, Cluj, Timişoara and Sibiu. The theme of the festival, SONIC GARDENS, proposes that each event is patterned after a type of garden, real or imaginary. “Wild Garden”, “Electronic Jungle”, “Labyrinth Garden”, “Garden of Fog” or “Zen Garden” are just a few of the concepts to be discovered during MERIDIAN in 2019.

Artists such as Mario Caroli (flute – Italy), George Kentros (violin – Sweden), Matei Ioachimescu and Alfredo Ovalles (flute & piano – Austria), Luosha Fang and Michael Djupstrom (violin/viola and piano – USA), Marius Ungureanu (viola – Denmark) or Aleksander Gabryś (double-bass – Poland) will perform during the festival together with Romanian virtuosi.

2019 debuts the “ISCM Collaborative Series” project between members of ISCM, as MERIDIAN – SONIC GARDENS has selected works from ISCM-Israel, ISCM-Switzerland and Musikagileak (Basque Country) to be performed by Romanian ensembles and musicians during the festival (Archaeus Ensemble, ATEM Ensemble, Diana Moş – violin and Mihai Măniceanu – piano).

MERIDIAN – SONIC GARDENS is financed by the National Culture and Identity Ministry, with the aid of the Romanian Cultural Institute, the “Dinu Lipatti” House of Arts, the National “Tinerimea Română” Art Center, the National “George Enescu” Museum, the Arad State Philharmonic and the Sibiu State Philharmonic.

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