Electrify vol. 21.

MA’IWA, Szemző: Silverbird and the Cyclist, Minka x Bernáthy x Karcis

2800 HUF / in advanced booking: 2200 HUF 
Trafó passes are accepted

MA’IWA Live act

Ma’iwa is a collaboration of two hungarian electronic musician MA’AM & AIWA. Their new joint album “Goldfishing” is a stroll in the unknown. The conceptual brainstorming of two experimenting minds in spokenword, dream noise, and various electronic genres - with many synthesizers.

MA’AM (Anna Makay) is a Budapest based vocalist, electronic musician and improviser whose pieces are focusing on ancient languages in digital environment. She concentrates on private spheres, sexuality, language reflexions and personal experiences. Her first solo album ‘Murmur’ is a ghostly collection of anxiety diaries and eerie intuitions - was released at the end of 2018 on Exiles label. Now she’s working on her solo performance, a researchment called “Beyonce 2” and many collaborations. She also runs AZVLM collective and programme series.

Also Budapest-based Lajos Nadhazi (AIWA) makes performance-based, genre-bending electronic improvisations. His distinctive sound builds up of hazy melodies and overdriven drum machines looping to the abyss. Member of Hungary’s own Farbwechsel Records, released on SEAGRAVE, videogamemusic, Always Human Tapes and Banlieue Records.

Goldfishing on Bandcamp: https://maiwa.bandcamp.com/releases
Goldfishing live on Souncloud: https://soundcloud.com/anna-makay/maiwa-live-toldi

Tibor Szemző: Silverbird and the Cyclist
cinematic concert

László Gőz – wind instruments, live electronics
László Kéringer – voice
Tibor Szemző – narration
Zoltán Regenye "Regi" – sound engineer

Silverbird and the Cyclist is based on the Life and Works of Alexander Csoma de Körös by Theodore Duka, using music and footage and from the Arborétum suite (2002) and A Guest of Life (2006).

The hypnotic cinema concert opens a door into the inner world of a pilgrim scientist from a timeless perspective. This is not the first time that Tibor Szemző has taken up the life and figure of Alexander Csoma de Kőrös. The performance, based on the 2006 film The Guest of Life, evokes Alexander Csoma de Kőrös with his own words: the narrative of the cinema concert is based on the detailed and exhaustive account addressed to a certain Captain Kennedy upon returning from his first Tibetan trip to India, after Alexander Csoma de Kőrös was detained by the British authorities on suspicion of espionage. Another narrator is Dr. Gerard , a British doctor who visited Alexander Csoma de Kőrös in the Himalayas, in the village of Kanam. The source of the texts is Life and Works of Alexander Csoma de Körös by Theodore Duka, while the Hindu world is filtered into the performance through Francis Bain's magical narratives.

In addition to the story narrated by the voice of Szemző, the musical voices of two soloists appear in an intimate and improvised manner. Trombonist László Gőz visits East-West gateways on wind instruments, using live electronics, while László Kéringer evokes the nature of a world beyond time on his ethereal tenor. The twenty-three musical and narrative movements of the cinema concert create a new approach to Alexander Csoma de Kőrös' story. Meanwhile, the visual world created by István Szaladják and Gábor Roskó provide a 'cantus firmus' to the soundscape.

Film crew: Gábor Ferenczi – consultant
Eszter Molnár, Caroline Bodóczky – linguistic specialist
László Hortobágyi – musical associate
István Taikyo Szaladják – DoP
Gábor Roskó – paintings
Kása Papp, Bálint Kolozsváry – animation
Teri Losonczi – editing
Iván Angelus, György Durst, Attila Bognár – producers
Binaura – software support


Minka x Bernáthy x Karcis

A collaboration of three multimedia artist, Rozina Pátkai, Zsiga BernathY and Gábor Karcis. Loops and Hungarian literal texture, poems in electronic music, an improvisational live act with special visualization.


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