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Imago Mundi Unearths a "Romanian" Satie for the Enescu Soirees Online

A lesser known Satie and his love for Romanian folk music

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Imago Mundi Unearths a "Romanian" Satie for the Enescu Soirees Online

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Feb 10, 2:00 PM EST

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About The Event

Few people know that the great Erik Satie was in love with Romanian folk music, which he had discovered by chance during the 1889 Paris World Exhibition. In its latest project, entitled GNOSSOS, the Imago Mundi ensemble explores this rather obscure connection which gave birth to such mesmerizing pieces like the first three „Gnossiennes”. Don’t miss the Enescu Soirees Online premiere of this musical video presenting a lesser known Satie and his "curious blend of Orientalism and Gregorian mysticism" (according to one of his biographers), brought to life by one of Romania’s most innovative groups.

Imago Mundi Ensemble are: Adrian Buciu – flute / Oana Ivașcu – oboe / Ștefan Barbu – violin / Andreea Ţimiraș – cello / Cătălin Ștefănescu-Pătrașcu – composer; guitar / Daniel Ivașcu – bendir, shakers.

A film by Florin Ghenade (director), Irinel Cîrlănaru, Rareș Avram (videography), Andrei Barbu, Bogdan Vuluță (sound), Daniel Ivașcu (design) & Oana Ivașcu (producer).

Project co-funded by AFCN Romania and organized by Isvor Cultural Association in partnership with the National University of Music Bucharest and French Institute in Bucharest.

Watch on our Facebook, YouTube, IGTV and website on Thursday, February 10 at 2 p.m. EST or anytime later!

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