Romanian Contemporary Music - Part 2


November 22, 2020

This is the second part of our long podcast on Romanian contemporary music. In the first part we listened to music released mainly at the Electrecord record label, under the series Contemporary Romanian Music, and in our second part of this podcast, I’ll try to present some more recent musicians, composers and performers, who are forming and shaping the Romanian contemporary, experimental and improvised music and sound art of today.

We’re gonna listen to music that is challenging, progressive, introspective or just simply weird or different. I also have a special guest in this episode, Romanian musician Diana Miron.

Music by Diana Rotaru, Alina Kalancea, Ana-Maria Avram, Adrian Borza, Doina Rotaru, Simina Oprescu, Her Voice (Diana Miron, Carmen Coțofană, Maria Balabaș and Bogdana Dima), Mischa Blanos & Khori Ander, Polochord, Somnoroase Păsărele, Michiu & Fierbințeanu, Shanyio and Iancu Dumitrescu (performed by Stephen O'Malley).

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*This article is part of the project Music & Conversations in the Attic, co-financed by AFCN.


  • Doina Rotaru

    Japanese Garden (Flute - Mario Caroli) (2006)

  • Alina Kalancea

    Abandon All Hope (Important Records) (2020)

  • Adrian Borza

    Dusk (2007)

  • Ana-Maria Avram

    Nouvel Archae - by Diana Miron live @ Outernational 3 (2018)

  • Diana Rotaru

    Enter No Silence. By Irina Ungureanu (soprano) & TaG (2011)

  • Polochord

    Hi-Tide (listen2me) (2018)

  • Shanyio

    Psalm 5 (with Irinel Anghel & Călin Torsan) (2020)

  • Simina Oprescu

    KI 02 (2020)

  • Somnoroase Păsărele

    19_02 (Baba Vanga) (2013)

  • Michiu & Fierbinteanu

    M&F Taking Care Of Eugene (2013)

  • Her Voice

    Song of the Sirens (Live at Euroradio) (2018) - excerpt

  • Mischa Blanos & Khori Ander

    Spectral Conversation (Algorhythm of Unknown) (2020)

  • Iancu Dumitrescu

    Crepescule. By Stephen O’Malley (Ideologic Organ) (2020) - excerpt

Contributed By

Dragoș Rusu

Co-founder and co-editor in chief of The Attic and allround music adventurer.

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