ResonanceFM will feature two 3-hour online radio shows featuring the music of Iancu Dumitrescu, one of the most important living composers.
Born and bred under the yoke of Ceaucescu’s “communist” regime in Rumania, Dumitrescu proposes an intolerable intensity that blossoms and decays like natural sound in cosmic space. For his admirers and proselytisers, Dumitrescu’s music has wiped the field of modern music clean and restarted everything: he really is the ground-zero sound artist promised in everyone else’s publicity. He’s attracted a weird crew of supporters: the Rumanian government sponsors him at home and abroad; Chris Cutler‘s Recommended Records distribute his CDs; Tim Hodgkinson from Henry Cow plays bass clarinet in his Hyperion Ensemble and even writes his own compositions for them. Having heard his music as a school girl, Ana-Maria Avram, the prize-winning classical instrumentalist, dropped everything to become his lover, promoter and fellow composer. Now industrial-noisemaker Andy Wilson (author of Faust: Stretch Out Time 1970-1975) and Ben Watson (author of books on Frank Zappa and Derek Bailey) join forces to present two 3-hour programmes of his music sourced from Spectrum Festivals in Bucharest and London