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Pe aripile timpului

Sound exhibition
17 septembrie 2011 – 5 februarie 2012, Sala Oaspeţi

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All music is to some extent affected by the spirit of the times. It is both the product of a tradition and the expression of an age. Drawing on the International Archives of Folk Music (Archives internationales de musique populaire, AIMP), which were built up at the Ethnographic Museum of Geneva (MEG) during the 1940s and 1950s by the well-known Romanian ethnomusicologist Constantin Brăiloiu (1893–1958), the exhibition “In tune with the times” (L’air du temps) addresses a major issue: identity and memory in the era of globalization.

“In tune with the times” recalls the challenges of collecting, preserving and utilizing musical archives. A statement on cultural diversity, it reveals the intimate and universal connection between music and emotions. Visitors are called on to immerse themselves in a world of sound subjected to multiple and diverse influences. The world changes, and music along with it, adapting to the circumstances in response to our needs and expectations. So what makes a melody genuinely authentic? Respect for traditional forms? Its power and its impact on listeners? Or simply its performers’ intentions?

“In tune with the times” explores these questions in unusual ways. From the village melodies of the past to the manele, modern songs that use state-of-the-art technology, it presents Romanian folk music through a spectacular audiovisual remix. The exhibition ends with the hits, these catchy tunes that saturate our audio space and are engraved on our memories without our realizing it.

Music, from this point of view, is both the image of society and the product of culture. In this exhibition, Constantin Brăiloiu and the example of Romanian folk music are both the leitmotiv and the lens through which visitors are given an anthropological view of the universality of music.

Sponsori: Novartis, ABB, Holcim, Franke, Vulcain, Heidi, Nestle, Rabo, Sika, Swiss International Air Lines, Audioconsult, Geberit, HBA, Mattig Management Partners, Swiss Arms, Valvis, AVAudioSys
Sponsor special: Réalise – Entreprise d’insertion (, căruia îi mulţumim pentru generosul sprijin
Co-producător: TVR Cultural
Parteneri media: Radio România, Radio România Actualităţi, Radio România Cultural, RFI, 24-FUN, Observator cultural, Cultura,,,, LiterNet,, Zeppelin, Igloo,,,,,,,,,,,,, Cocor Media Channel
Parteneri: Artex, Festivalul George Enescu

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