Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman
Amadinda Percussion Project

19 March 2019, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Amadinda Percussion Project Presented by Liszt Academy

Steve Reich: Drumming

Amadinda Percussion Group: Károly Bojtos, Aurél Holló, Zoltán Rácz, Zoltán Váczi
Szabolcs Joó (percussion)
Percussion students of the Liszt Academy and the Bartók Conservatoire: Tímea Haász, Kornél Hencz, Dániel Láposi, Bence Siptár
Klaudia Bereczki, Sára Bolyki, Zsófia Soós (vocals), Kristóf Siklósi (piccolo)

After a long journey Amadinda Percussion Group, holders of the Kossuth and the Bartók–Pásztory Prizes and currently celebrating their 35th anniversary, have reached the point where today they are considered exemplars on the international contemporary music and percussion scene. Members of the ensemble established the foundations of their totally unique instrument ‘fleet’ by playing on the streets of Western Europe, and in the lukewarm environment of late socialism they built – with improbable ambition, in just a few years – a noteworthy modern and contemporary music repertoire, a repertoire which was then broadened with their own compositional invention and arrangements as well as a deep understanding of universal percussion music. Yet they have not forgotten the struggle of those early years: this fact is reflected in their decision to launch the Amadinda Percussion Project, which is designed to share the knowledge and experience they have accumulated over the decades. Within the framework of the programme, younger generations are involved in Amadinda work under the guidance and with the participation of members of the group, naturally using the ensemble’s instruments. This concert shines a spotlight on one of the most successful percussion works by Steve Reich, born in 1936, who is renowned for his minimalist techniques and repetitive patterns.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

HUF 2 200, 2 900