If I were to speak about my recent music, I would say that it is, for sure, „something else”. It’s about a never-ending memory, where the ephemeral existence of each sound is replicated in a plan of augmented projections. Layer by layer, a new world is built, where nothing is temporary. In the world of the captive shadows, everything lasts forever.
Diana Gheorghiu (1979 –) studied composition with Irinel Anghel (prior to her University admission) and Octavian Nemescu, at the National University of Music – Bucharest, where she has a PhD in music, with the dissertation „Genuine versus original in Romanian music, starting from the second half of the 20th century”. During her university years, she wins several prizes and scholarships for new music workshops and she also works with Dimitri Terzakis (Festival Junger Kunstler Bayreuth) and Aurel Stroe. After that she is fascinated by the cultural management field and she obtains a master’s degree in PR & Communication at the National School of Political Science and Public Administration – SNSPA (Bucharest). Since 2002, she collaborates with some of the world’s renouned composers (Dan Dediu, Doina Rotaru, Erik Peters, Marian Borkowski, Philip Cashian, Kenneth Hesketh, Param Vir, Joe Cutler, Joshua Fineberg etc.) not only as a musician but also as a project manager.
Her works are commissioned by British Council, Ernst von Siemens Foundation, ICR – The Romanian Cultural Institute, the International ”George Enescu” Festival, UCIMR – the Romanian Musicians Association of Performers’ Creation etc. and are being performed on concerts and festivals around the world.
She is the first Romanian composer using the AR (Augmented Reality) technology in a classical contemporary work – the „Dragonfly” cycle, premiered during the ICon Arts Festival in Sibiu (”Thalia” Philharmonic Hall, August 2012).
Diana Gheorghiu’s recent interest in composition is exploring a personal, original esthetic – the never ending memory and her composer’s signature is the captive shadows technique.
She is a member of UCMR – the Romanian Composers and Musicologists Union and ARFA – the Romanian Association of Women in Art. Since 2002, her name is linked to Exces Music and the ICon Arts Academy and Festival in Sibiu (Transylvania) – one of the most important Romanian international events in contemporary arts, where she manages the ”ICon Arts” Composer in Residence Program (since 2013).