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Adrian Tăbăcaru: Based on the love poem Luceafăru

Adrian Tăbăcaru – Lucifer – A Rock Opera

Adrian Tăbăcaru is a well appreciated drummer, musician, composer and multimedia artist based in Bucharest Romania. He is obviously very ambitious and some days ago he released the album Lucifer – A Rock Opera. The track Lucifer,

Lucifer – A Rock Opera is based on the poem Luceafărul (Evening Star) by the Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu, translated in English by Dimitrie Cuclin, Lucifer – A Rock Opera is composed and produced by Adrian Tăbăcaru during 2014-2018. Recorded at Taine-Multimedia Studio, mixed & mastered at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren in 2019, the album features top-class musicians and actors from Romania and UK. Cover by Costin Chioreanu. The composer mentions that he found inspiration in the complexity of Faust directed by Silbiu Purcarete. The track Antithesis,

Constantly mentioned, discussed and highly popularized, Luceafărul, the longest love poem written by Mihai Eminescu remains, like any classic written work, in the attention of the Romanian masses, because of the educational programs, as well as of those who study literature everywhere around the world.

The perfection of the musical composition from Eminescu’s poetry is already a subject that has deep roots in the discussions of those who make reference to this written work, regardless of era, but the paradox appears when we observe that musical adaptations do not exist in Romanian contemporary culture, inspired by Eminescu’s work. Drummer Adrian Tabacaru wants to change this and enthusiastically announces that he has composed the rock opera Lucifer.

Born in Bucharest, Romania, Adrian Tăbăcaru began drum lessons at the age of three inspired by his father’s passion for music. At the age of six, Tăbăcaru starts performing on stage at festivals across the country with his father’s band. In 1987 he attended Dinu Lipatti music school where he takes piano lessons and later percussion instruments.

Six years later, he founded Taine band with Andy Ionescu on guitar and vocalist. In 1999 he graduated high school and was accepted at the National Music University of Bucharest at the percussion class where he was fascinated by marimbaphone and vibraphone. During this period, Tăbăcaru continues to perform as a drummer, percussionist in orchestras and also as a soloist having a wide range of musical activities.

After the graduation of the Music University, Adrian Tăbăcaru receives advanced knowledge in interactive music composition and performing arts receiving a master’s degree for his professional practices. In 2014 he founded the electro/world/jazz band Souptrip with Tom Brandus, Adrian Buciu, Mandela Gajol, Vlaicu Golcea, Raluca Statulat and Luiza Zan. His musical inspiration comes from classical music, jazz fusion, electronic music and progressive rock. The track Asking The Void,

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (3503 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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