Sebastian Dumitrescu (1989, Bucharest, Romania) lives in Finland since 2003. He has studied composition since 2007 at the Sibelius-Academy in Helsinki with Tapio Nevanlinna and Juhani Nuorvala, including an Erasmus exchange in Vienna with Karlheinz Essl. He has also had private lessons with Hans-Peter Kyburz, Peter Bruun and Michael Finnissy. Among his strongest musical interests are jazz-rock fusion, impressionism and electroacoustic music, and this can be heard in his recent contemporary compositions. He has participated in composition workshops at Musiikin Aika festival in Viitasaari (2008, 2009), Finland, George Enescu international festival in Bucharest (2011), and Esbjerg Ensemble composition workshop, Denmark (2012).
Fomalhaut explores spectral sounds obtained by tuning string instruments microtonally. But these chords are only a part of the whole atmosphere. Frantic dancing of the piano, heavily (or lightly) consonant brass presence, birdsong and glissandi come in waves, and like a wave they slow down and die out.