Our goal is to investigate and reveal the socio-cultural and historical context specific to certain geographical areas and time periods, by analyzing and transcending music as an artistic output. Over the past five years of editorial activity, we have managed to create a solid foundation and an expanding network of artists, musicians, composers, curators, promoters, record labels, and cultural platforms.
The Attic has always been an independent, ad-free, and open access publication. This year we have received a grant from the Romanian Cultural Fund (the AFCN) which we are using to commission a number of essays, in-depth features and interviews, and a new podcast series, as well as some website improvements and new features.
The main editorial themes we are exploring throughout this year address topics such as the relationship between sound and the environment, the human and non-human world, the ecological aspects of ancient traditions, and cultural identity as seen through the lens of Romanian cultural heritage.
We are always interested in hearing from new writers. If you’d like to contribute on a freelance basis, please send us your pitch at getintouch, outlining any particular areas of interest and enclosing some examples of your writing.
*photo: Patrick Fore