Ana-Maria Avram

(1961-2017) Born in Bucharest, she studied in both Romania and France, acquiring from the latter an admiration for spectralism, a way of composing that focuses on tone color as a primary musical parameter and places an emphasis on forms built from continuous processes rather than delineated sections. Throughout a prolific career she remained aligned with this philosophy, becoming one of her country’s best known living composers and a leader in what has become known as Romanian spectralism.

Her music incorporates the outward semblences of abstraction of archetypal sound, achieving its full development in the synthesis of electroacoustic and instrumental sources.

Her music is affiliated with the spectral music trend. She represents with Iancu Dumitrescu the Hyper-Spectral trend in contemporary avant-garde music. Conductor with Dumitrescu of the Hyperion Ensemble.

Her music is spectral, acousmatic, heterophonic and transformational. She composed since now around 130 works, music for soloists, chamber music, music for orchestra, electronic music and computer assisted music.

Her main works are : Threnia I-II , Orbit of Eternal Grace for orchestra and soloists, Ekagrata , Swarms , Seconde Axe , Un Aaggio Ardente for chamber orchestra, De Sacrae Lamentationem, In Nomine Lucis , Chaosmos- for large orchestra, Zodiaque I-IV, Notturno I-II , Labyrinthe I-III , Signum Gemini , Ikarus I-IV , Traces, Sillons, Sillages, Doryphories , New Arcana, Ascent, Voices of the Desert, Telesma I-VII- electronic & instrumental music, Archae , Ç Metaboles , Axe , Quatre Etudes d’ombre, Ikarus-Kronos Quartet , Assonant I-III – instrumental andchamber musics, Horridas Nostrae Mentis Purga Tenebras, Nouvel Archae – computer assisted music.

Her music is published by Edition Modern, Electrecord, Editura Muzicala, Artgallery, ReR Megacorp, Musicworks, Bananafish..
Her music was performed in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Stanford, in Vienna (in the Wien Modern Festival in 1992 and 1994) at Paris (several times at Radio France and Theatre de la Ville ), in London (at Royal Festival Hall, Conway Hall, LSO St Luke’s) Nancy, Allicante, Lisbon, Baden-Baden, Darmstadt, Moscow, Belgarde, Berlin,Minneapolis, etc.

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