Author and head of Strange Attractor Press Mark Pilkington hosts a conversation between Rodion Ladislau Roșca of Rodion G.A. and Ion Dumitrescu.
The music of Rodion G.A. has, until recently, remained obscured behind the Iron Curtain. Along with experimental music collective Future Nuggets, Dumitrescu has helped to resurrect interest in the enigmatic Roșca and the story of Rodion G.A.
Mark O Pilkington is a writer, publisher, and experimental musician. At the helm of a London-based publication company named Strange Attractor, he aims to investigate esoteric and “unpopular” themes in the vein of neglected science articles and UFO conspiracies.
Ion Dumitrescu has a background in dance and has been involved in music production and performance art for the past 10 years. He is currently involved with the Postspectacle project, a collective dedicated to exploring the political dimensions of performance and creative activity.
The music of Rodion G.A. has, until recently, remained unknown to most of the world. The group was formed in Romania in 1975 by Ladislau Roșca with Gicu Fărcaș and Adrian Căpraru, and used Tesla reel-to-reel tape machines to layer sounds and construct a unique stylistic hybrid of electronic music, psychedelia, and progressive rock.