MEMIM Encyclopedia: Sorin Lerescu

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Sorin Lerescu
Sorin Lerescu ( born November 14, 1953 in Craiova, Dolj county ) is a Romanian composer.

Lerescu studied at the National University of Music Bucharest in Tiberiu Olah and Anatol Vieru and then with Ton de Leeuw, Brian Ferneyhough and Morton Feldman.

In 1982 he founded the Group for Contemporary Music TRAIECT. Since 1997 he is the artistic director and founder of the festival Întîlnirile Muzicii Noi in Brăila. Between 2003-2013 President of the Romanian Branch of the International Society for Contemporary Music ( ISCM ). He is also a member of the Société des auteurs, Compositeurs éditeurs et de Musique ( SACEM ) and the Romanian Union of Composers and Musicologists.

Since 1983 he has headed the music section of the People’s University ” Ioan I. Dalles ” of Bucharest and taught counterpoint, harmony and musical analysis on Dinu Lipatti Music High School. Since 2002, he taught counterpoint and composition at the Faculty of Arts, Spiru Haret University in Bucharest.

In 2001, he was a composition seminar at the Istituto Musicale ” Achille Peri ” of Reggio Emilia. In 2003 he was a member of the international jury for the award of the composition prize of the Fondazione Valentino Bucchi in Rome, where he took a master class in composition. Member of the International Jury of the ISCM -CASH Young Composer Award 2006 in Stuttgart ( Germany ). President of the International Jury for composition in Plovdiv (Bulgaria ) (2008 ) and member of the International Jury for composition in Sofia ( Bulgaria) ( 2010, 2013 ) and Curitiba ( Brazil) ( 2011).

2004 and 2009 he was artistic director of the Săptămâna Internationala a Muzicii Noi in Bucharest. Between 2005-2012, he led International Festival MERIDIAN, Zilele SNR – SIMC in Bucharest.

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Sorin Lerescu: GEÖFFNETE AUGEN for instrumental ensemble (2007), Op.60

Sorin Lerescu: GEÖFFNETE AUGEN for instrumental ensemble (2007), Op.60 19.05.2007, Sibiu, Thalia Hall of the State Philharmonic of Sibiu, International instrumental ensemble conducted by Dorel Pașcu-Rădulescu. Commissioned by the Romanian Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs and of the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists for Sibiu – Hermannstadt – European Capital of Culture 2007.

SUNET-FORMĂ-CULOARE II, Op.77

Sorin Lerescu la Tg. Jiu (2007)_face0SIMN 2016 / International Week of New Music – Bucharest
Duminica, 29 mai
GULLIVER (6)
Sala “G. Enescu” a UNMB, ora 11.00
Ansamblul pAs cLassique
Mircea Padurariu (dirijor)

SORIN LERESCU: SUNET-FORMĂ-CULOARE II pentru 12 instrumentişti şi mediu electroacustic, Op.77 (2016) (p.a.a.)

Cu Sunet-Formă-Culoare II revin, după ani, la un tip de discurs muzical pe care l-am utilizat în 1983, într-un opus intitulat Sunet-Formă-Culoare I pentru n instrumente şi bandă magnetică, interpretat de Ansamblul CONCORDIA la Darmstadt, în 1984, la Ferienkurse für Neue Musik.

În Sunet-Formă-Culoare II ansamblul instrumental intră în superpoziţie cu sonorităţi electronice, pasajele solistice alternând cu structuri polifone şi omofone, într-un corpus sonor prismatic, ca expresie şi culoare timbrală. Inserţiile instrumentale sunt complementare sonorităţilor electronice, structurate în 3 secţiuni contrastante. Cea de-a treia – cea mai amplă, cu o pulsaţie melodică redundantă – este urmată de o cadenţă instrumentală, ca un ecou al fluxului sonor anterior.

Sorin Lerescu
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