International New Music Week [Saptamâna Internaţională a Muzicii Noi; SIMN]
- Alice Tacu
[Saptamâna Internaţională a Muzicii Noi; SIMN]
Romanian contemporary music festival. It has been held the last week of every May in Bucharest since 1991. The festival was founded at the initiative of the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists and of Ştefan Niculescu (1927–2008), one of the most important Romanian composers of the past generation. It was the first international festival organized in Romania that was entirely dedicated to contemporary music.
It constitutes an important meeting point between artists—composers, performers, and musicologists—from Romania and abroad, undertaking a multicultural dialogue, starting from the newest influences in the musical world. This diversity is also encouraged by the festival’s management, as the Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists organizes a competition every year, after which they select the artistic director of the future festival, usually a composer. The festival has had the following artistic directors: Ştefan Niculescu (1991, also its founder), Liviu Dănceanu (1992, 1993...