Conduction Series – Kodály

For the 135th anniversary of the Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist and pedagogue Zoltán Kodály´s birthday, a four-member vocal ensemble and a solo-cellist will join CHB Orchestra. The thirteen musicians will embed Kodály´s cello sonatas and vocal pieces in an unusual contemporary musical environment with the conduction of Samu Gryllus. The concert takes place in Collegium Hungaricum Berlin on 27th October, after a 10 days preparation period in the residency program of the institute.

Performing Space III workshop

Performing Space is back in 2017 again, the five-days workshop provides research-based practical tools to deal with the multimedia aspect of dance and movement theatre conceptually, and in realisation of a piece. The compositional focus of the work-week facilitates the deep analysis of the architectural, sonic and emotional aspects of space for performing artists.

Performing Space is led by Emese Csornai, light designer with visual arts background, together with Gabor Csongradi musician and composer. For more info check

  • Location: Studio laborgras / Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44A 10999 Berlin
  • Dates: 2-6. October 2017 / 14-17h
  • Price: 120 € / 97 € for early birds
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Light Tales @ Paderborn

Light Tales was selected to the 2017 program of Internationale Kulturbörse in Paderborn, with ‘Im Kreise geht die Reise’. We will perform at 8pm on Monday 4th September, and 1.30pm on Tuesday the day after, both at ‘Spot1’ location of the festival.

Light Tales has a new website now, you can find more information about us there:

Light Tales premier

We are about to have our very first show with our performance group Light Tales this Friday. ‘Im Kreise geht die Reise’ is a 35 min Hoop-light-sound performance, to be seen at Reduta Schauspielschule (Gneisenaustraße 41, 10961 Berlin) from 8pm on Friday 4th August. Come and tell us what you think!

  • Movement: Kristin Lahoop, Hula Hoop Artist
  • Projection: Cristina Lelli set and costume designer, visual artist
  • Live music and composition: Gabor Csongradi, guitar and electronics

CHB Conduction Series

CHB launches Compositions, a new instrumental music project as part of the Conduction Series, focusing on the CHB Orchestra´s collective music composition process with a decent part of improvisation. Each member of the orchestra brings an idea for a composition that they develop together during the one-week-long preparation process and then perform to the public. Though the Orchestra is truly international, the base for individual compositions lies in Hungarian avant-garde music traditions. On the one hand, inspiration comes from alternative works of contemporary composers of the New Music Studio such as László Sáry, Zoltán Jeney, Péter Eötvös and László Vidovszky. On the other hand the musical pieces may reference to compositions of famous classical composers like Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály or Ferenc Liszt.

28th April, 8pm – Concert and Live Album recording at Collegium Hungaricum Berlin

Gabor Csongradi – guitar, electronics
Ernő Hock – double bass
Samu Gryllus – mentoring and bass guitar
Hannes Lingens – drums, accordion
Endre Vazul Mándli – dis|harmonica, electronics
Ádám Mészáros – guitar, effects
Rieko Okuda – synths, keys, electronics

‘Neutrois’ by Mikel Aristegi

I am working on producing the soundtrack for the dance piece Neutrois, choreographed by Mikel Aristegi in the ATALAK 2.0 programme of Dantzaz Company. ATALAK is an initiative of Dantzaz promoted by Donostia Kultura, that offers choreographers of the Basque Country creative residencies with its 12 dancers.

The piece seeks to see what happens if we remove the traditionally accustomed classification of male and female genders. The soundtrack was made by editing and manipulating recordings of Schubert, Gluck and Mozart pieces with the help of computer electronics. Special thanks to the consultative feedbacks of Georgi Sztojanov.

To be seen together with Heterotopía choreographed by Iker Gómez, both performed by Dantzaz Company: April 17: Dantzagunea (Errenteria), April 18: Gare du Midi – Grand Studio (Biarritz, FR), April 20: Tabakalera (San Sebastián)


Solo @ CHB

Playing in solo for the interactive audio and video installation ‘Stimme der Freiheit’ at Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, 7.00pm on 15th March. Come by and add your voice to the soundscape!

Cristina Lelli & Kristin Lahoop

I started working on something new and exciting with visual artist, costume and set designer Cristina Lelli and hula hoop artist Kristin Lahoop. Such inspiring and promising moments I’m having with them from the very first moment that I can only say I am really excited about how our first performance will look like. Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long to see!