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Studio 5 / Eight Seconds

Date: 21 October 2017
Time: 20:00
Place: St Stephen's Basilica - Budapest, Szent István tér 1, 1051 Magyarország



Árpád Solti: Last Statements

Máté Bella: Béke (Peace)

András Gábor Virágh: Seven Choralmeditations

Judit Varga: Pocket Requiem

Bence Kutrik: In paradisum


Featuring: András Gábor Virágh – organ, Roland Szentpáli – serpent, tuba, Hungarian Radio Choir (choirmaster: Zoltán Pad)
Members of Studio5: Máté Bella, Bence Kutrik, Árpád Solti, Judit Varga, Gábor András Virágh

The vast space of Budapest’s St Stephen’s Basilica becomes truly sensual thanks to the echo of heavenly length. Eight seconds of decay may sound like eternity in the life of a note. Composers usually do not count on environments of such intensive sonic qualities. By contrast, Studio5, a group recently formed by young composers, now presents pieces that do rely on the musical qualities of the Basilica.

Among other things, the intention behind Studio5 is to build a bridge between tradition and innovation, convention and progression. The group is committed to making contemporary music accessible for a wider audience, or as they put it in their programme statement: “We find it important to create a well-informed, young audience who are aware of the values of their own musical tradition.”

More information: http://cafebudapestfest.hu/event?id=91317