COSMIC ORGASM, The Music of Iancu Dumitrescu.
400pp book, edited by Andy Wilson and containing essays by Ben Watson, Tim Hodgkinson, Costin Cazaban, Ana-Maria Avram, Eugene Thacker Guillaume Ollendorff and Iancu himself, plus several lengthy interviews with Iancu (sometimes with Ana Maria), biographical notes, a catalogue of works and discography. Plus photographs. Covering Spectralism, Phenomenology, the experience of a Romaninan musical education and every consideration of music: making it writing it and playing it. Tim Hodgkinson’s contributions are essays on Phenomenology and the Tasks of the composer, an interview and a separate dialectic exchange with Dumitrescu. Specialised but definitive for anyone interested in this unique and remarkable composer.
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