With Gábor Boka, the director and the help of Miklós Both and the leading of Zeek the closing performance has to be put together. It's worth to peek into the rehearsals to see the process of the workshops. What will become for the closing ceremony of 30th April at 21.00? During the rehearsals a lot of details and solutions will come up which can't fit into the closing ceremony.
The rehearsals of the music and dance workshop is lead by Miklós Both, the leader of Napra band. In the morning and in the afternoon for 3-3 hours in the armory of Fort Monostor. It's worth to peek into the rehearsals to see the process of the workshops. What will it become for the closing ceremony of 30th April at 21.00? During the rehearsals a lot of details and solutions will come up which can't fit into the closing ceremony.
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)
We started the precessedor of MEDIAWAVE Festival, the interntaional jazz concert series in Győr in 1982 which was the first independent, civil organized concert series event during the years of socialism. (We didn't know that time the importance of our deeds, it became clear later. We only enjoed jazz and were enthusiastic about it.) Today we know that those concerts are part of the jazz and music history of Hungary which is justified by many musical studies. The main point was to bring the big members of american creative jazz and improvisation music to the isolated Hungary, like Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, George Lewis, the Rova Saxophone Quartett, etc. And we invited the similar minded Hungarian bands, too: György Szabados, Mihály Dresh, István Grencsó, Károly Binder. The concert series got a European echo, the audience came from all over the country and neighbouring contries until the series was stopped. The biggest help of the organizers (László Győrkős, Jenő Hartyándi, Károly Lázár) was the legendary leader of the Konfrontationen, Nckelsdorf, Hans Falb. We are currently expanding the archive folder of the concerts.
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.
"Viktor Toth is one of the most talented musicians in the young generation of jazz artists in Hungary" said the press when reviewing his 2007 Climbing with Mountains, which, incidentally, won best jazz album of the same year. Viktor Tóth earned the title jazzman of the year 2010 on Fidelio's countrywide online poll in 2011. Despite this, he still sees himself as a truth seeker and with his musical endeavors seeks to reach oneness with universal harmony. As Toth has played with such internationally renowned musicians as Hamid Drake (drums), Henry Franklyn (bass), William Parker (bass) and Mihaly Dresch (sax)...
In the early 1970s, Ulmer joined Ornette Coleman; he was the first electric guitarist to record and tour extensively with Coleman. He has credited Coleman as a major influence, and Coleman's strong reliance on electric guitar in his fusion-oriented recordings owes a distinct debt to Ulmer.
He formed a group called the Music Revelation Ensemble with David Murray and Ronald Shannon Jackson, with whom he recorded throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Different incarnations of the group also featured Julius Hemphill, Arthur Blythe, Sam Rivers, and Hamiet Bluiett on saxophones and flutes. In the 1980s he co-led, with saxophonist George Adams, the ensemble Phalanx.
In the era of individual “star” instrumentalists, the idea of a truly collective trio can be a difficult concept to fathom. Yet collectivity is what the FLY trio strives for; and collectivity is what they so unabashedly and unquestionably achieve. Ballard, Grenadier and Turner represent three rather distinct musical personalities- simultaneously complimentary and contrasting –who have created a cohesive unit that expresses each part while creating an uniquely realized whole. In other words, they celebrate the group, without sacrificing the individual.
The quartett usually plays with piano where they play their own music but now they are coming with a guitar and play mainstream jazz. In 2008 - in a quintett form - they shared first prize on the Jazz Festival competition Balatonfüred.
Crossover which somehow always winks at jazz. The group (mainly) consists of 8 members and bulind its musical cathedral on funk, latin, jazz and who knows what else. On top the newly found singer, Márta Molnár shines. Real danceable club music with concrete rhythm section, winds and celesta. It's allowed to dance.
From swing to nujazz musical delicacies of 70 years will speak up during the night. Remixes and the usual elecrtonic style will favour the audience. The bakelites will slowly turn on the dance music so be prepared.
During the first stage in Kisharsány the slam poetry performaces around the fire were a big success. We don't know how but they didn't become pioneer like and people loved it! And slammers had the opportunity to show their progress.
On the 4th of May, 2013, avoiding the protocol-centered award ceremony clichés of big film festivals, the organisers attempted to find a more human-centered and personal form of giving the awards and closing the 23rd Gathering in the Fort Monostor.