Founded in Bucharest in December 1982, following Sorin Lerescu’s initiative, the Group of New Music “Traiect” has had since its start as guiding light the promoting of contemporary works, particularly Romanian ones. “Traiect” has become, in its 30 years lifetime of concerts, both home and abroad, an ensemble dedicated to the most recent composing experiences yet, as well, a true school for the formation of new music interpreters.
“Traiect” has promoted the concept of ‘contemporary music show’, joining to it various ways of visualizing music: dancing, computer and graphic imagery, light works, poetry, all in an all-comprising, unifying vision on the meanings and purposes of art in today’s world.
The premiere/first audition was a constant of Traiect’s concerts, a trademark just like the idea of drawing towards the values of contemporary music more and more people from the general public. In 1983, the ensemble was awarded the Romanian Musical Critics’ Prize following the large number of first auditions that featured in its concerts.
Traiect have also worked together with prestigious soloists from Romania and abroad: Angelica Cathariou (Greece), Barrie Webb (Great Britain), Pierre Yves-Artaud (France), Martha Kessler, Pompei Hărăşteanu, Steliana Calos, Mihai Vârtosu, Mădălina Filimon-Gherman. Guests in the concert-shows held by Traiect include the Contemp Dance Ensemble (lead by Adina Cezar), the actresess Leopoldina Bălănuță and Mihaela Mihai Păun and the choreographer Liliana Iorgulescu.
Traiect has, following this course, promoted the concept of ‘contemporary music show’, joining to it various ways of visualizing music: dancing, computer and graphic imagery, light works, poetry, all in an all-comprising, unifying vision on the meanings and purposes of art in today’s world.
Concerts in Romania and abroad: Belgium, Italy, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova, Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovenia.
Traiect has recorded a series of works of Romanian and foreign music with the Romanian Radio Corporation, the Romanian Television, TV Sigma, Beogradski Televizja (Serbia), TVM (Republic of Moldova), Radio 3 Gent (Belgium), TVH2.0 The ensemble’s intepretations were featured on LP discs, audio tapes and CD’s published by Electrecord (1988,1991), by the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Society, the Romanian Composers and Musicologists’ Union and Intercont Music (1997), Editura Muzicală (2004, 2012), Mettier Sound & Vision Ltd. (Great Britain, 2004).