VI. Adyton Christmas, 15 December 2021, 20:00h, Budapest, Opus Jazz Club

Posted by Rudolf Kraus

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  Opus Jazz Club

Adyton Christmas

Premiere of two pieces for string quintet and soprano by István Grencsó
Grencsó Collective Zúzmara
Concert of the ADYTON SPACE ENSEMBLE conducted by Szilveszter Miklós

Márta Murányi – soprano
Margit Szvetnyik – violin
Andrea Miron – violin
Szilárd Mezei – viola
Bernadett Brestyánszki – cello
Zoltán Csányi – double bass

Máté Pozsár – piano
Róbert Benkő – double bass
Szilveszter Miklós – drums
István Grencsó – flute
Szilárd Mezei – viola

Máté Pozsár – piano
Róbert Benkő – double bass
István Grencsó – wind instruments
Boldizsár Hoffmann – synthesizer
Dóczi Bence – guitar
Zoltán Sándor Kováts – double bass
Zoltán Csányi – double bass
Cseke Dániel – wind instruments
Zsófia Németh – flute
John Oslansky – saxophone

“There is no score, no notes to be played, only a few non-professional instrumentalists and singers who, according to the teachings of György Szabados (…), bring out the innate musicality of themselves, free of civilisation and cultural influences. (…) With traditional thinking it is difficult to understand how music can be created without anything being planned and laid down in advance. And that is what happened on this evening (…). Szilveszter Miklós, following the example of Lawrence ‘Butch’ Morris, an American who developed the method of structured free improvisation, induced the sounds and soundscapes with hand gestures, with the wave of his conductor’s baton, he directed – not conducted! – the movements of the freely improvising orchestra, the dynamic gradations, the interlocking manifestations of soloists and instrumental groups. The performance, which lasted around three quarters of an hour, cannot be called a composition by its very nature, but rather a continuous series of collective, sometimes individual musical deposits (…) took on a sombre, dignified, sometimes mournful tone, compelling the audience in the hall to listen without flinching. In the second part of the programme, a collaboration between amateur and professional jazz musicians, György Szabados’ well-known composition Regölés, a folk theme, was played in a relaxed atmosphere, with the joy of spontaneous music-making foreshadowing the mood of the coming Christmas” – wrote Gábor Turi about Adyton’s last Christmas concert in 2019.