"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence." ~ Ansel Adams

September 1, 2011

The Choir of Innocents

"Corul inocentilor", creatia lui Andrei Pandea-Antonescu. Un val de 5000 de figurine din lut care strabate lin Piata Mare din Sibiu. "Fiecare dintre ele exprima un manunchi de sentimente, trairi si provocari pentru publicul contemporan intr-un demers cultural care pune impreuna arta plastica, altruismul si spiritul civic." Am citat afisul "Pasi catre viata", nu as fi reusit sa pun totul in cuvinte mai potrivite.

"The Choir of Innocents", Andrei Pandea-Antonescu's creation. A wave of 5000 clay figurines crosses smoothly across the Grand Square in Sibiu. "Each of them expresses a bundle of feelings, experiences and challenges for contemporary audiences in a cultural approach that brings together art, altruism and civic spirit." I quoted the banned from "Steps towards life," I would not have been able to put it in more appropriate words.

August 31, 2011

Last Day of Peninsula Festival 2011

Daca ar fi sa fac un top al serilor in care m-am distrat cel mai bine la Peninsula anul acesta ar fi cam asa: Locul I: ziua 2 cu concertul celor de la Kasabian; Locul II: ziua 4 cu concertul Hammerfall si Within Temptation; Locul III: ziua 3 cu Iggy and The Stooges; Locul IV: ziua 1 cu Guano Apes. Toate au fost zile obositoare, pline de rock, bere, fotografii, rasete, dat din cap, prieteni si din nefericire, buntzi buntzi. La fiecare pauza de cateva secunde intre melodiile trupelor rock care ne-au delectat urechile pe Tuborg Main Stage, timpanele noastre erau violate de ritmurile buntzi buntzi care veneau din cortul din apropiere unde se desfasurau “dejeurile”. Sper ca la anul sa se schimbe ceva in privinta aceasta, pentru ca fanii rockului nu sunt singurii care s-au plans de acest aspect, ci si artistii care au urcat pe Main Stage.

If I were to make a top of the days when I had the most fun at the Peninsula Festival it would be like this: 1st place: day 2 with the Kasabian concert; 2nd place: day 4 with Hammerfall and Within Temptation; 3rd place: day 3 with Iggy and The Stooges; 4th place: day 1 with Guano Apes. They were tiresome days, full of rock, beer, photographs, laughter, head banging, friends and, unfortunately, buntzi buntzi ( Romanian way off imitating in a funny way the rhythms of house/trance/whatever you want to call it music ). Every time there was a short pause of a few seconds between the songs of the rock bands that delighted our ears on Tuborg Main Stage, our ear drums were violated by the bass of buntzi buntzi coming from a nearby tent where the “dijays” were unfolding, so to speak. I home this problem will be resolved by next year, the fans of rock music were not the only ones to complain about it, the artists that performed on the Main Stage expressed their disapproval as well.