2010. február 27., szombat

2010-03-07. Brno - Abstract Monarchy Duo

Hilary Jeffrey / Ahad & Franz Hautzinger / Nicolas Collins

23. Expozice nové hudby / 23. Exposition of New Music - Brno
Sunday, 07 March 2010
18:00 - 22:00
Music Club Fleda
Štefánikova 24
Brno, Czech Republic


2010. február 26., péntek

Ahad koncertje Németh Krisztián "Trezor" című kiállításán

Saturday, 06 March 2010
18:00 - 20:00
Vajda Lajos Stúdió
Péter-Pál utca 6.
Szentendre, Hungary


Sőrés Zsolt aka Ahad improvizatív zörej- és konkrét zenei koncertje Németh Krisztián "Trezor" című kiállításának záróestjén.

Zsolt Sőrés Ahad’s Master’s Garden III (2007 – 2009): The Harmonian Blues 1 and 2 - (from the Adverse Effect Blog)

by Richo

Sometimes or, rather, very occasionally, music will land at my place that rises above the shitstream so majestically and powerfully that I’m not only reminded of what it was that initially drew me to this art-form to begin with but also captivated to the point all those forever nudging doubts about it are turned completely upside-down fucking instantly. Of course, there’s a heap of material that plops before me that’s okay, and it’s unfortunate we live in times when even okay can be enough to sustain its worth, but the days are few and far between when I’ll place something on my hi-fi that’ll send my spine into spasms so sharp and hard the mind can do little else but succumb accordingly.

Zsolt Sőrés, a Hungarian musician based in Budapest, is somebody whose performance in Krakow I unfortunately missed last year but somehow, luckily, managed to meet anyway. Typical to such situations, we got talking over a few beers and found ourselves healthily stuck on the very subject that had brought us together to begin with: music. Which is precisely why, a series of email exchanges later, Sőrés’ latest work ended up within my grasp. Having only previously heard a few glimpses of it over the ‘net, I have to confess I wasn’t fully prepared for it, either. Spread over two discs, themselves each dedicated to parts 1 and 2, we are treated to some of the most amazing journeys into transcendental or near-mystical ur-sound I’ve personally heard in a long while, themselves referencing Fourier's Harmonian Opera and some quotations by Hakim Bey. Commencing with a cut that plays around with what may or may not be traditional folk music from the Balkans blended with sinewy electro-acoustic touches vaguely reminiscent of some of Swiss duo Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock’s forever enticing Dadaist antics, it very quickly becomes apparent that Sores’ music at once appears poised for that area where the sensibilities of the outsider remain rooted in a salubrious respect for more standard forms. This itself becomes a recurring theme throughout the rest of the music, whereby a tendency towards a decidedly avant-strained take on tradition and established form takes possession. Not an idea in itself that is new, of course, given that groups such as AMM, Can and even early Pink Floyd explored similar themes, but Zsolt thankfully avoids falling into those same spaces through what appears to be a very personal engagement.

What comes across as the rest of the music unfolds is its sheer scope, too. From cuts that combine tranced-out rhythms the like of which have rarely been witnessed since the Taj Mahal Travellers with tidal waves of Lee Ranaldo-esque guitar to others where minimal piano melodies are allowed to twist and shimmer like phantoms in the moonlight or where murky moodiness is angled into more threatening shapes, The Harmonian Blues feels like an album whose rich abundance of ideas is both all-encompassing and measured enough to retain some of that all important mystery I personally believe is imperative to better music (a subject in itself I should expand on at some point, I think). Nothing is superfluous or outstays its welcome, and everything slides together organically yet never strays from the objective. On one hand, it’s impressive for its purity and, on the other, the very fact it expresses so much via often minimal and simplistic means really cannot fail to pull the listener helplessly in. If Zsolt is exploring voids of his own making, which is precisely how things appear, then there are fair less worthy currents one could allow themselves to be snagged by…

I’ve stated this before, but music such as this arrives from an only too rare pool, and it’ll be a huge shame if this release doesn’t make it beyond the clutches of cyberspace. Powerful, emotional and driven by seemingly near-mythical yet firmly intuitive forces, The Harmonian Blues commands to be listened to and, indeed, will reveal so much along the way. Fucking incredible.

Cracow, Sunday, 21st February, 2010

2010. február 23., kedd

2010.02.26 .- Újrajátszott történelem - Peter Watkins filmjei IV.

IV. 2010. február 26., péntek, 16h
Edvard Munch. Színes norvég-svéd film, angol, norvég és német nyelven,
angol felirattal, 220 perc, 1974


- Három klasszikus dokumentumfilm:
(rendező: Martin S. Knutsen, fekete-fehér norvég film, norvég nyelven,
angol felirattal, 11 perc, 1957)
EKELYBŐL: A VÁROS ÉS A MŰVÉSZEK / Fra Ekely: Byen og Kunstnerne
(rendező: Abc Film, fekete-fehér norvég film, angol felirattal, 12 perc,
A MUNCH MÚZEUM OSLÓBAN / Munch-Museet i Oslo (rendező: Ulf Balle Royem,
színes norvég film, 10 perc, 1963)

2010. február 18., csütörtök

DIGITÁLIA - 2010. 02. 19. péntek

Az Ideje átállni című kiállítás kísérőrendezvénye
Millenáris - Jövő Háza B épület


19.00 Global mix – A hallás változása
Sőrés Zsolt előadása a „nem komponált” zenei világ hangökonómiájáról.

20.00 Mezon Temporary
Élőzenei és egyidejű képzőművészeti alkotás – mozgásművészet kíséretében – előre felépített vizuális és zenei „public” tér adaptációjából.

  • Látvány, zene: Koroknai Zsolt
  • Tánc: Ladjánszki Márta
  • Zene: Varga Zsolt

21.00 Ahad & Fujak & Hautzinger
Improvizatív, elektroakusztikus zenei koncert: formazúzó stratégiák – instabil akusztikus rendszerek – folytatólagos zeneihangrétegek – egyéni metarepertoárok – digitális és analóg zenei kifejezések „eltérítése”.

  • Julo Fujak – zongora, basszusgitár, effektek
  • Franz Hautzinger – negyedes trombita, effektek
  • Sőrés Zsolt aka Ahad – mélyhegedű, egyedi készítésű hangszerek, effektek stb.

2010. február 9., kedd


2010. február 12., péntek, 18h
The Forgotten Faces. Fekete-fehér film angol dokumentumfilm, angol
nyelven, angol felirattal, 18 perc, 1961
Punishment Park. Színes amerikai dokumentum-játékfilm, angol nyelven,
angol felirattal, 88 perc, 1971 + Rendezői bevezető, 28 perc, 2005