Literatuurmix | Simina Oprescu
With the Passa Porta Festival just around the corner, we invited the Romanian audiovisual artist Simina Oprescu to work on a couple of threads in the programme: the place of the human species in the world (ecology) and the relationship between women and power.
Simina composed one long poem on the basis of carefully selected fragments in which words play a major role.
Murray Ostril – “They Don't Sleep Anymore On The Beach”, from Godspeed You! Black Emperor, album ‘Sleep’
Philip Glass, “Einstein on the Beach Knee Play 2”
Laurie Anderson – “Let XX”
Muslimgauze – “Mullah Said”
Ghérasim Luca – “Passionnément”
“Chants des pêcheurs de perles Muharraq” from “Bahreïn et Shardja. Pêcheurs de perles et musiciens du golfe persique", Ocora, 1982
Suzanne Ciani – “Flowers Of Evil” (based on the poem “Élévation” by Charles Baudelaire)
Toru Takemitsu – “Harakiri”
Locust – “Truth is Born of Arguments” & Pauline Oliveros on Deep Listening Practice
SQÜRL – “Pink Dust”
Trisomie 21 – “La fête triste”
Simina Oprescu is a composer, video and mixed-media artist living in Bucharest and focusing on sound and composition for the past 3 years. In the period 2017-2018 she studied at the acousmatic composition department of the Royal Conservatory in Mons, Belgium. Using different instruments, ‘sound objects’ and digital programs, the artist uses sound as an experiment and as a deep understanding of the self and its surroundings. See also: siminaporescu.net and her Bandcamp and Soundcloud.