Mirian Kolev - Sound of abandonment

A music performance with field recordings from abandoned places and buildings.

Recordings taken at ghost villages in the mountains of Bulgaria. In this region there are more than 100 villages with a total population of around 1000 people. In some of them there are 2-3 inhabitants and some are totally abandoned for years and they are gradually swallowed up by the forest. For us humans it can be said that this is a pandemic of extinction, but for nature it is a completely natural process and part of its cycle.


Mirian Kolev is а musician, composer and multidisciplinary artist, who lives in the Mountain of Bulgaria and works in experimental, electroacoustic, ambient, improvisational music sphere and sound art. His main activity is related to his solo drone ambient project E.U.E.R.P.I. and he has taken part in many festivals and stages around Europe and Asia. He is also doing collaborative shows and projects with other musicians, visual artists, dancers, performers and composing music for art installations, videos and dance performances. His music is minimalist, atmospheric and discreetly psychedelic, and improvisation is an essential part of each of his live performances, turning it into an expressive soundtrack of time and space. At times his music is gloomy, at times cosmic, and melancholy is often present in it, as is the world around him.

A project developed by SIMULTAN.org, and is part of the National Cultural Program "Timișoara - European Capital of Culture in 2023" funded by Timișoara's Municipality through the Projects Center and the Center for Culture and Art of Timiș County fom public funds allocated by the Ministry of Culture.

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Sonic Narratives

Sonic Narratives