Jiang WU & Zhiming HE (China): Memory Reluctant to Be Forgotten 20 min.
Chinese various nationalities' native culture is vanishing. The culture in painting, music, sculpture, or architecture has been fades gradually from most people, even the artists’ memory. With the development of western modernization, pursuing western modern civilization has already become the fashion in China. Western modern culture is developed on the basis of their traditional culture, and the modern culture of China is being developed in a manner to abandon Chinese traditional culture. Still, there is some small group of Chinese artists unwilling to give up their traditional and art forms. They think the real modern art and civilization should not abandon one's own national culture and the artistic characteristic as the cost, but should let the modern art form communicated with the traditional national culture, there could be better mutual development in the way.
Any nationality has the right to choose the suitable way for living and to develop one’s own culture. At present, the modern civilization progress not only unifies the way we live but also our culture, art and the mode of ideology.
Every nationality with their adaptive behavior, emotion, personality and life style determined their own culture and art form which were accumulated and endeavoring through thousands of years. But our current situation is incessant losing and forgetting these precious traditional national culture and art.
Which we don’t want to forget is not only the traditional national art form, but also are the national culture, national character and the life style between the national histories.
To preserve and hand down the national culture for generations will provide the right and opportunity for our descendant to chose the national culture and characteristic which were original belong to them.
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MEDIAWAVE MAY DAY will be the sum of small and bigger entertaining programmes, relaxing and community building, permanent and time bound special programmes.
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There are no unanswered questions. Every problem has a reason.
If we identify the cause the problem can be solved in our minds.
When we have solved the problem theoretically we can create causes which are able to prepare our and other's mind for the practical solution.
Conversation with Attila Grandpierre astronomer, poet, musician, philosopher.
As an instrument. The design of musical gongs is such that much faster melodies can be played on them as well, their sound dies out faster than that of a bell. The instrument can be either installed to a place or portable. As a decorative element unlike bells, gongs can be assembled in any angles. It means that they can be installed as interactive ornaments on zhe facades of buildings, as an instrument onto the ceiling of rooms or by fountains as tiny mushrooms.
In memoriam László Győrkös (1947-1997); György Szabados (1939-2011); Tamás Váczi (1956-1987); Sándor Vajda (1965-1996); Zomborácz Tibor (1956-2007)
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We recommend the following film for jazz lovers (Officer Hall 15:00)
Claudia BUTHENHOFF-DUFFY (Poland / Germany):
Komeda - a soundtrack for a life 52 min. Krzysztof Komeda was the greatest Polish jazz musician, pianist and composer in the 70's and 80's. The special talent, special style creator who didn't live for lon
g. Today's jazz icons grew up in his bands from Namyslowski till Tomas Stanko. His musical quality is proved by being in Hollywood after composing numerous not background music for later world famous Polish films.
He founded his band in 2011. First they are playing jazz standards but slowly the saxophonist's own compositions displace these. His insiprations are great musicians: Thelonius Monk, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins. Although these compositions try to secede from the original creating a new and fresh athmosphere for the audience.
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