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2015

During the months of May and June, Marinescu will be a guest research fellow at the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon.

Marinescu will present a research paper on the music of Stefan Niculescu at the International New Music Symposium in Bucharest.

In late May, Bent for piano and electronics will be premiered by Gary Barnett in Bucharest.

A compact disc including Harmonic Fields, Echoes, Focus, Shadows and Sway will be released by Centaur Records in the Spring.

Sway for percussion and electronics will be premiered at CSU Northridge on March 15.



2014

On October 29, Shadows for piano and electronics was performed by Dzovig Markarian at California State University Long Beach.

Dzovig Markarian performed Shadows on October 24th in Meng Hall, at California State University Fullerton.

On October 8, Harmonic Fields was performed in Bucharest during the CIMRO Days Festival.

On May 30, Marinescu presented a research paper on the music of Horatiu Radulescu at the Bucharest New Music Symposium.

Shadows for piano and electronics received its European premiere featuring Gary Barnett at the International New Music Week Festival in Bucharest.

Marinescu's music was performed at CSU Northridge on May 17.

Dzovig Markarian performed Shadows at University of Southern California on May 11.

On May 3, Marinescu's music was performed at UC Riverside.

Shadows was premiered at CSU Northridge on April 27 by Dzovig Markarian.

Between March 30 and April 12, Marinescu was a guest lecturer at Olomouc Palacky University, the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, and the Ostrava Conservatory in the Czech Republic.

Harmonic Fields was performed at the Society of Composers National Conference, held at Ball State University between March 20-22.



2013

On December 4 Marinescu presented a lecture focused on contemporary music trends and techniques at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles.

An art axhibit with works by American painter Jerry McDaniel and featuring music by Marinescu was hosted by the Performing Arts Center at CSU Northridge in September.

Shadows and Sway were recorded at CSU Northridge in preparation for an upcoming commercial release.

Quodlibet Sonata was performed in the opening concert of the Parma Festival in New Hampshire, on August 15.

On May 27 Marinescu was a guest lecturer at Palacky University in the Czech Republic.

On May 20 and 22 Marinescu presented two masterclasses in composition at the National University of Music in Bucharest.

Moto Perpetuo was performed on April 14 at the Hear Now Music Festival, in Venice, CA.

A video of Quodlibet Sonata performed on March 17 at CSU Northridge by Ovidiu Marinescu is now available on YouTube

Harmonic Fields was performed at the Society of Composers National Conference, held at Ohio State University between February 13-16. A video recording is now available on YouTube.

Shifting Lines was premiered at the Beyond Baroque Gallery in Venice, CA, on February 8.

On February 2, Echoes for flute and pre-recorded sounds was performed by the Nimbus Ensemble, at the Bel Air Presbyterian Church, in Los Angeles.

A brief interview focused on music composition today and the creation of Echoes has been uploaded on YouTube.



2012

A video of Über Alles performed by the Discovery Players on October 29 at CSU Northridge is now available on YouTube.

Harmonic Fields received its second European performance on October 7, at the UNICUM New Music Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Marinescu received an AscaPlus award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

On September 26, Harmonic Fields was performed at the University of North Carolina Greensboro New Music Festival, following lectures and masterclasses given by Marinescu in the music composition department.

A recording of Resonance performed by the Tapestry Ensemble was released by Navona Records in October.

On May 21, the Traiect Ensemble gave the European premiere of Harmonic Fields during the International New Music Week in Bucharest.

Between May 17 and 29, Marinescu gave masterclasses in music composition and presented a series of lectures at the National University of Music in Bucharest.

Following a national call for scores, A-Gain was performed at Bowling Green State University on April 12.

On March 11, Echoes and Pastiche were presented by Sarah Wass and Steve Thachuk on the Faculty Composers Recital at CSU Northridge.

Echoes and Pastiche were performed at CSU Northridge on March 2.

On February 21, Marinescu presented a lecture at University of California Irvine focused on spectral techniques of composition in Harmonic Fields.



2011

Moto Perpetuo was performed by the Discovery Players at CSUN on November 14.

Tempo music ensemble presented Über Alles at University of Maryland on October 31.

Bach Variations was performed by Eric Honour at the Electroacoustic Barn Dance Festival in Virginia, on October 29.

Marinescu was invited to present his research on the music of Horatiu Radulescu at the European Music Analysis Conference, held at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome between September 29 and
October 2.

Bach Variations was released by Navona Records in August.

Marinescu received an AscaPlus award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

Homage Collage was performed at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church by Sarah Wass and Traci Esslinger on July 6, at noon.

Marinescu was a fellow at the 2011 Composers Conference, held under the leadership of Mario Davidovsky at Wellesley College.

An extended interview with Sorina Goia was broadcast by the National Romanian Radio in Bucharest on June 9.

Contempo Flux Ensemble performed Harmonic Fields at UCLA on June 5, in the Popper Auditorium.

Homage Collage received its European premiere on May 24 in Bucharest, during the International Week of New Music.

Harmonic Fields was performed by the Nimbus Ensemble in Westwood, Los Angeles, on May 1.

Fragments from John Schneider's April 28 live interview with Marinescu on Pacifica Radio, KPFK Los Angeles, are now available online.

Discovery Players gave the second performance of Flux on April 21, at CSUN.

Loren Roberts and Hearken Creative Media produced a short film documenting the rehearsal and performance of Harmonic Fields under the leadership of Young Riddle.

On April 6, Marinescu presented a lecture on his chamber works at Chapman University.

In early April, Nimbus Ensemble recorded Harmonic Fields for an upcoming CD.

The North/South Consonance Ensemble presented Moto Perpetuo at Christ & St. Stephen's Church in New York City, on March 14.

Flux for three percussionists was featured in the annual CSUN Faculty Composers Recital, on March 13.

On March 5, Marinescu gave a lecture on the Quodlibet Sonata during the New Music Festival at CSU Fullerton.

Harmonic Fields was performed at Arizona State University on March 4.

Moto Perpetuo was performed during the New Music Festival at Florida State University, on January 28.

Daniel Kessner recorded Echoes for an upcoming Compact Disc release in Los Angeles.



2010

On December 19, Resonance was performed by the Tapestry Ensemble in Paris.

The American Music Center has awarded a grant for the creation and performance of Harmonic Fields in Los Angeles.

On November 15, Harmonic Fields for chamber ensemble was performed by the Discovery Players at CSUN.

Harmonic Fields was premiered at Northern Arizona University by the Flagstaff New Music Ensemble, on November 14.

Bach Variations was selected for recording and release on the Society of Composers annual compact disc series.

Marinescu received an AscaPlus award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

The Tapestry Ensemble has recorded Resonance in Los Angeles for an upcoming release on Parma Recordings.

Moto Perpetuo was performed on May 28 by What's Next Ensemble, during the Los Angeles Composers Project Festival.

The European premiere of Echoes was presented by Ana Chifu in a May 26 concert with Ensemble Devotio Moderna, during the International New Music Festival of Bucharest.

Echoes for flute and pre-recorded sounds was premiered at CSUN by Daniel Kessner on March 28. A movie of the performance is now available on YouTube.

The premiere of Quodlibet Sonata for solo viola was presented at CSUN by Agnes Schwartz on March 21. A brief fragment from this performance can be seen on YouTube.



2009

Between December 2 and 23, Liviu Marinescu presented his works and lectured on contemporary American music at the Bucharest National University of Music, in a program sponsored by the Fulbright Commission in Washington D.C.

Resonance for clarinet, oboe and piano was performed on October 18 in the Faculty Recital Series at CSUN.

The U.S. premiere of Resonance took place at California State University Dominguez Hills on October 15, in a concert featuring Julia Heinen, Richard Kravchak and Dmitry Rachmanov.

Between September 28 and October 1, Marinescu presented four lectures on new music from the U.S. and Romania at the Trondheim Conservatory in Norway.

Tempo Music Ensemble gave a performance of Über Alles in Los Angeles, on September 19.

On September 14, Moto Perpetuo was performed by the Pearls Before Swine Experience Ensemble at the Musica Viva Festival in Lisbon, Portugal.

In June, Marinescu was included on the Fulbright Senior Specialist Roster.

Homage Collage was performed at the Brand Library in Glendale, on May 17.

On April 20, Homage Collage was presented in a CSUN recital focused on clarinet works written by Los Angeles composers.

On April 18, KPCC Radio/NPR Los Angeles broadcasted an interview with Liviu Marinescu discussing the orchestral works of Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Bach Variations for alto saxophone and pre-recorded sounds was performed on April 3 by Eric Honour in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the Society of Composers National Conference.

Moto Perpetuo was published by the Society of Composers and Schott Music Corporation in the 43rd volume of the annual SCI Journal of Scores.

Postmodern Music in Europe and the United States, an essay which discusses a wide range of chamber and symphonic works written over the past four decades, was published by Editura Muzicala in Bucharest.



2008

On November 3, the Swedish group Pearls Before Swine Experience presented in Stockholm the fifth European performance of Moto Perpetuo this year.

On October 31, cellist Ovidiu Marinescu performed Quodlibet Sonata at the Barge Music Series in New York City.

A compact disc with seven new chamber works was released by Capstone Records in New York.

California State University Northridge issued a news release announcing the Capstone Records album.

Moto Perpetuo was performed on October 11 in Goteborg, Sweden, at the Geiger Festival.

Pastiche was performed on October 5 at California State University Northridge by Steve Thachuk.

On June 22, 23, and 24, multiple lectures and performances of music by Marinescu were presented at the Forfest International Festival, in the Czech Republic.

On June 19, Steve Thachuk performed Pastiche at the Las Vegas Guitar Festival.

A second Romanian performance of Moto Perpetuo by The Pearls Before Swine Experience Group took place in Cluj, on May 31.

Moto Perpetuo was performed in Bucharest on May 29 during the International Week of Contemporary Music Festival by The Pearls Before Swine Experience Group.

Postmodern Music in Europe and the United States, a research paper focused on works written over the past four decades, was presented on May 27 in Bucharest, during the International Week of Contemporary Music Festival.

Instant, Morphing, and Focus were recorded at California State University, Northridge on May 18 by the Nimbus Ensemble, directed by Young Riddle.

An avant-garde poetry, music and painting show presented by actress Lidia Lazu, composer Liviu Marinescu and painter Jerry McDaniel premiered in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Palm Springs in early May.

Nimbus Ensemble presented the world premiere of Focus and Instant in Los Angeles on April 26, at the Wilshire United Methodist Church, together with the U.S. premiere of Morphing. A documentary about this concert is available on YouTube.

Marinescu received the Exceptional Creative Accomplishment Award from California State University Northridge.

On April 24, Liviu Marinescu was a guest composer on KCSN Radio, 88.5 FM in Los Angeles. Fragments from his dialogue with Martin Perlich are now available online.

Two grants from the American Music Center and Meet the Composer Fund were awarded in support of the creation and performance of Focus, in collaboration with the Nimbus Ensemble.



2007

Homage-Collage was performed on October 31 in Trondheim, Norway, by Dolly and Daniel Kessner, who also gave a lecture on music by Liviu Marinescu at Trondheim University.

Quodlibet Sonata was performed in Bucharest by cellist Anca Vartolomei on October 26.

Loren Roberts and the Hearken Creative Media Studio began filming a documentary on the composition and premiere of Focus in Los Angeles.

A-Gain was performed by the Archaeus Ensemble at the prestigious George Enescu International Festival in Bucharest, on September 3.

A new recording of Bach Variations performed by Douglas Masek was released by Centaur Records, and can be purchased on Amazon.com.

Cellist Anca Vartolomei performed Quodlibet Sonata in Bucharest, on June 12.

The Bucharest National Radio (Radio Cultural) hosted Marinescu on three radio shows featuring interviews and recordings on his music.

Morphing was premiered at the International New Music Week in Bucharest in May 2007 by the Profil Chamber Orchestra.

Marinescu was awarded a grant from the American Music Center for the creation and performance of Morphing in Bucharest.

Homage Collage, performed by Julia Heinen and Shari Raynor was released by Centaur Records, and is now available on Amazon.com

Moto Perpetuo for oboe, bass clarinet, percussion and viola was premiered at California State University Northridge on March 18.

Quodlibet Sonata for cello solo was performed at West Chester University, PA on March 8.

On February 26, a concert of music by Liviu Marinescu was presented at the Bucharest Music Academy by the Archaeus Ensemble.

Homage Collage was performed on February 23, at the Society of Composers Conference hosted by Clarke College, in Dubuque, IA.

Duo Perpetuo for bass clarinet and percussion was premiered at California State University Northridge in February by Julia Heinen and John Roscigno.

A recording of A-Gain was broadcast by the Czech National Radio on January 10.




Highlights from previous years:

Article from Los Angeles Times regarding the Fromm Prize.