Working on a short soundtrack for a performance of Mikel Aristegui again. He will perform it in San Sebastian, where I am looking forward to visit in the end of this year, for a next premier of Mikel I make the music for. Update about that will come later.
I am working on a choir arrangement for the Hungarian choir HAB, I’m looking forward to hear them singing it in Budapest end of April.
I made a new mix of the soundtrack I produced earlier this year for the video projection of Bird & Cage. This was a short video installation by Louis Bruno and Agnes Kelm, presenting the abstract idea of a bird and a cage by incorporating the works of Yayoi Kusama and Francis Bacon along the personalities of the two creators.
The originally live-performed soundtrack of Stranger premiered earlier this year is now recorded. Here goes one track as a teaser, for the rest of the soundtrack and more details about the piece check Works – Stranger | 2017 in the menu.
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 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 www.emesecsornai.com.
- Location: Studio laborgras / Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44A 10999 Berlin
- Dates: 2-6. October 2017 / 14-17h
- Price: 120 € / 97 € for early birds
- Apply at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am working on mixing the concert recording of the CHB Compositions concert we played in April in Collegium Hungaricum with the CHB Orchestra. The album will be released on CD and vinyl sometime the end of this year, with 7 of our own compositions, including my piece ‘Actions and consequences’.
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:
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 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