Irinel Anghel


Irinel Anghel

35 Romanian interdisciplinary (all-round) artist


performance artist, vocal performer, composer, pianist, improviser, soundactor, soundancer, costume designer, stage director

b. 1969

  Facebook: Photos:           108949065Her activities are devoted to the experimental crossing borders art. She studied composition with Octavian Nemescu at the National University of Music in Bucharest, where she graduated in 1996 and earned her MA in composition in 1997 and PhD in composition in 2003. Among her honors are First Prize in the competition of Romanian Radio (1998, for Mondes Impossibles I), four prizes from the Romanian Composers Union (1998-99, 2002, 2004) and the Prize of the Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences (1999). She has also earned a creation – residency in Belgium (2000) and a grant from the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung (2002). She received the Uchimura Prize from the International Theatre Institute/UNESCO for stage music (2002, shared with the creative team of The Bloodied Lovers), the prize of the journal Actualitatea Muzicala in Bucharest (2003, for her work with Pro Contemporania Group), the Camajani Fellowship from New York University (2003, to lecture there), and the International New Music Consortium Award in New York (2003, for her work in all areas of art). Her music has been performed in Albania, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Canada, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA and has been broadcast throughout the world.   She worked with Alexandru Tocilescu at the Bulandra Theatre in 2006, being part of the creative and the performing team of “Elizaveta Bam” music theatre show.   Irinel Anghel is one of the founders of New Surrealism in music and a “story-teller” of the Romanian contemporary crossover artistic field, creating “UFO” (no label) performances. Since 2008, together with different stage partners, Irinel Anghel has presented many experimental performances. She represents the experiential side of Romanian contemporary music, exploring uncharted territories, crossing paths and concepts such as “innerworld music”, “sound food”, “electronades”, “SONeerie”, “sound theatre”, “darkroom music”, “RenaiScienceFiction Electro music theatre”.   Irinel Anghel is also active in other positions. She has been a researcher at the G. Oprescu History of Art Institute in Bucharest since 1994 and has worked as editor of the review Muzica in Bucharest since 1996. She has also written the book Developments, Ways and Trends in Romanian Music during the Second Half of the 20th Century (1997, Editura Muzicala). In addition, she served as director of the International Week of New Music Festival in Bucharest in 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012. She is President of the Pro Contemporania Cultural Association.   .      

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