COSMIC METAL: IANCU DUMITRESCU + HYPERION ENSEMBLE (UK)
HYPERION ENSEMBLE (UK) performing a program of hyper-spectral works by Iancu Dumitrescu with works by Ana-Maria Avram and Tim Hodgkinson.
HYPERION ENSEMBLE (UK) are:
Angharad Davies & Mayah Kadish: violins
Gwen Reed & Otto Wilberg: double basses
Mark Sanders & Chris Cutler: percussions
Ed Lucas & Alex Paxton: trombones
Yoni Silver & Tim Hodgkinson: bass clarinets
Iancu Dumitrescu: conducting, piano
Lucy Railton: cello
Iancu Dumitrescu (born 15 July 1944, Sibiu, Romania) is a Romanian composer, conductor, and musicologist. Between the ages of 7 and 22 he pursued conventional musical studies leading to an M.A. in composition at the National Conservatoire in Bucharest and after that period he became interested in electroacoustic music. In 1976, Dumitrescu founded Hyperion Ensemble. In 1990, with his wife Ana-Maria Avram, he formed the record label Edition Modern.