The Attic In Context
The Attic online platform joins the artistic residency program InContext in Slănic Moldova with a festival that connects Indian musical heritage with the present natural and local context, from an ethnomusicological and ecological perspective.
The Attic residency will be creating a musical ensemble formed of contemporary Romanian and Western musicians. For four days between June 21-24, the musicians will experience interculturality from a sonic perspective, as well as the metabolic interaction between man and nature. They will explore various approaches of Indian music, classic as well as contemporary, while experimenting with several instruments. The residency space will become a resource for dialogue and fusion in itself, the process culminating with a concert at the Târgu Ocna salt mine, preceded by 3 improv acts by different artists.
Another essential component of the residency is a series of open-air and indoor concerts performed by Romanian and foreign artists, spanning over 3 days at various landmarks in Slănic, accompanied by performances, DJ sets and workshops with the youth of Slănic area, examining the relationship between sound, nature and humanity’s footprint on this planet.
The residency seeks to create an environment favorable to the intercultural processes that take place in the global world of the Anthropocene. Man and his actions have become a transforming agent in the geological processes, in climatic changes and ecosystems. Music is able to generate a sensorial space for testing, perceiving and understanding these transformations.
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