Is music a system? Can the freedom of improvisation be systemic? Do we all learn music in the same system? When European composers work with Asian instruments, does the result belong to the European or the Asian musical system? What kind of system is it when the orchestra has to play in pitch dark? How many musical pitches are existing? Did Bach use syntonic commas in his violin partitas? Do visual arts and music together create a double system? It takes all systems to make a world.
The Átlátszó Hang New Music Festival will take place for the sixths time between 4-20 January, 2019. A lot of concerts, interactive lectures, music pedagogy workshops, family and children theatre performances and an exhibition will all be part of the 17 day-long program. The festival’s aim is to give an insight into the colorful and innovative world of new music, and make is transparent even for new ears. The novelty of the 2019 festival is that different artists have been invited to co-curate certain events of the festival along with the existing curators. The understanding of the pieces performed and the compositional ideas behind them will be supported by short introductory workshops before and during the events. Scores of the pieces performed will be available to the audience in a reading corner at the BMC Library.