Seven composers from four countries – Timişoara, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Iaşi – aim to prove that contemporary music (“art music”, as it is also called) is not at all airtight and inaccessible to non-specialist audiences, but on the contrary: it is vivid, colorful and able to generate strong emotions. “You don’t have to be a musician to fall in love with contemporary music, nor do you have to have any prior musical training to enjoy the most modern musical languages. You just have to have curious ears and an open mind “, says the MUSICOOLT project team.

Any curious “aged between 16 and 116” is welcome to ZOOM IN on new music starting April 8. The MUSICOOLT meetings will take place every two weeks, on Thursday evening, from 7 pm, on the ZOOM platform, being broadcast live on the project’s Facebook page.

Here is the meeting schedule:

  • April 8: Trains in music – Gabriel Almaşi (Timişoara)
  • April 22: Mierla staccato – Gabriel Mălăncioiu (Timişoara)
  • May 6: How to prepare a piano: recipes for a gourmet ear – Diana Rotaru (Bucharest)
  • May 20: The curious case of musical minimalism: what we hear and what we listen to – DanDe Popescu (Bucharest)
  • June 3: The choir like you have never heard before – the creation of a cappella in the XX-XXI century, between tradition and experiment – Șerban Marcu (Cluj-Napoca)
  • June 17: Intertextuality – the story behind the music of the 20th and 21st centuries – Cristian Bence-Muk (Cluj-Napoca)
  • July 1: Religious music in the creation of contemporary composers – Ciprian Ion (Iaşi)

You are invited to follow the M U S I C O O L T page ( for meeting links.

Partners: West University of Timişoara – Faculty of Music, National University of Music in Bucharest, “Gheorghe Dima” Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca, “George Enescu” National University of Arts in Iaşi – Faculty of Interpretation, Composition and Theoretical Music Studies .