InSSomnia by mir.ON | Soundsphere.ro
((( 🔮 ))) InSSomnia / Sounds for sleepless nights.
Miron Ghiu aka mir.ON returns to Soundsphere with a new LP. Grainy drones, vivid textures and hypnotic ambient soundscapes. Nighttime sonic affairs.
Sounds for sleepless nights.
Artwork by Anais Ghiu-Caia.
Mastering by Dan Barbulescu.
☛ About Miron Ghiu (source: cimro.ro) 🖣
Born and living in Bucharest, Miron Ghiu won the second prize at the International Philosophy Competition, in 1998, with an essay about virtual spaces. He studied philosophy at the University of Bucharest and started to work as a new media and music journalist. In 2004 he published books on The Beatles, Ozzy Osbourne & Marilyn Manson (Humanitas) and worked for about 3 years as a PR Manager for EMI Records Romania and BMG. For many years Miron Ghiu has been a freelance journalist for various media outlets (like TheAttic (+) or RevistaARTA) and a sound designer and DJ. He’s mad about music, passionate about technology and tends to use all kinds of media in his works. He’s a transhumanist and he loves robots as much as humans, waiting for the technological singularity to come. Politically and aesthetically speaking, mir.ON is an anarchist.
In 2006 he was sound designer for a multimedia CD-ROM based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s “Little Prince”. In 2008 he started to DJ for various events and clubs.Since 2010 he’s a member of Nava Spatiala, an experimental ambient/drone/noise duo which debuted in 2012 @ Asiluum.com.In 2011 Nava Spatiala performed at the Simultan festival. Through the years Nava Spatiala released many LP’s, split-albums on various media ranging from tape to usb-sticks or bandcamp. In 2010 Miron Ghiu contributed a sound-piece to an art exhibition held at the Brukhental Contemporary Art Museum. In 2011 he held an open studio using all kinds of media, from gramophone recordings to hacked game consoles, for Platforma Space, subsidiary exhibition space of the National Contemporary Art Museum in Bucharest. In 2012 he was sound designer for “Reality Videograms”, a video installation by Cinty Ionescu at Aiurart Gallery in Bucharest. He was also sound designer for a mixed-media performance produced independently in Bucharest and performed in various spaces around the country – “Detox” by Roland Barthes. He participated in the Young Artists Biennale with a video documenting visible communication cables in Bucharest – “Cabluri/Cables”. He did the sound design for “Urme de distrugere pe Marte”, a performative installation in a theatrical context @ Teatrul Odeon. He composed the soundtrack for a silent movie, Leiba Zibal, currently on display online. In 2019 and 2020 he participated in two projects regarding various parts of Bucharest, audio mapping by field-recording whole neighbourhoods (here is one of them). He had numerous concerts in Romania and Europe, both as a member of Nava Spatiala and as a solo artist. His first solo album was published by Soundsphere (a CC-label), a label which also organizes the AmbientWaves event series. He also did live sound design for a number of performances including two in a full audio/video duplex with Stanford.
Miron Ghiu has many Soundcloud, Mixcloud (+) or Bandcamp accounts under his name and he is publishing there, on a regular basis, various audio works. You can also find more from this interview (in Romanian). Although not updated in years, his blog is a good place for digging for more info.