Nemescu, Octavian
Gradeatia – Natural 1973-1983

  • Format: LP
  • Band: Nemescu, Octavian
  • Title: Gradeatia – Natural 1973-1983
  • Band's Origin: RO
  • Style: psychedelic Avant-garde, instrumental
  • Rating: 4
  • Release Year: 2018
  • Recording Year: 1983?
  • Production Year: 1984?/2018
  • Record Company: Sub Rosa
  • Item's Number: SRV 467
  • Color of the Label: pictured
  • Edition: 2018
  • Extras: insert
  • EAN: 5411867334675
  • Weight: 264 g
  • Visual: new
  • Acoustic:
  • Cover: new

Sub Rosa Release Information

Octavian Nemescu was born in Paşcani (Romania) in 1940. He studied composition with Mihail Jora at the University of Music in Bucharest.

As he was still a student he imposed himself as part of the avant-garde movement in Romanian music composition. After 1965 he achieved works of the “open creation” type of conceptual and environmental music. After 1967 he involved himself into the Romanian spectral trend. Starting with the work “Concentric” (1969) his creation got archetypal vocation by cultivating an aesthetic of the essentializing.

Octavian Nemescu cultivated the archetypal goals on all parameters and musical forms. He is the author of implosive music and of imaginary music. He composed Multi-, Post-, Non- and Pre-Symphonies. Lately he is interested by music with initiation character, developed in a non-spectacular, ritualic atmosphere, as a chance to revigorate the old mysteries and as a modality of awakening from the biological, mental and spiritual sleep.

Gradeatia was composed in 1982. This piece was commissioned by the Electroacoustic Music Studio in Gent (Belgium) where it was elaborated. It was conceived as ambient music for the Voronet Monastery in Moldavia, as electronic-audio fresco of mural-visual consistency paralleling the existing one.

Natural was in its first version composed in 1973, and in 1983 in the final version. This music has a spectral aesthetic orientation and at the same time, processual and archetypal orientations.


Side A

1. Gradeatia 26:35

Side B

1. Natural 20:30