My new piece “Archaic Music” performed at the University of Music in Bucharest

I am very honored to announce that my new piece “Muzică Arhaică” (Archaic Music) will be performed on Monday, the 19th of February at 19.00 hours. The concert will take place at the University of Music in Bucharest, George Enescu Concert Hall, and will include many other works, some of which are going to be performed for the first time ever.

The full program can be seen here:

Note: There are two errors in the program: My name is Lucian Zbarcea, and the name of the work is Archaic Music (Muzică Arhaică).

The “Archaeus” contemporary music ensemble plays this pieces, and I am very proud to say that my new piece was written especially for them, at the request of the late leader and founder of the ensemble, the composer Liviu Dănceanu that left this world recently.

This new work is part of my doctoral studies which focuses on the reciprocal influences between gamelan and western music. It includes many elements of archaic music from Romania as well as from Bali. Two instruments that were highly influential are the Romanian flute “Caval” and the Balinese flute “Suling Gambuh”. Both are very ancient instruments, but even though they come from very far apart places, share similar characteristics and ethos.
Other elements of archaic music exist in this new piece, both from Romania and Bali, and can be found in the compositional style as well as in the modes used.


Later edit:

Here is the video recording from the concert on the 19th of February 2018 – George Enescu concert Hall of the National University of Music in Bucharest.