István Szigeti ‘Elektroakusztikus művek’


01 Souvenir de K (12:10)
02 ELKA (12:21)
03 Image (9:47)
04 Concerto Per Te (12:48)

Total time: 47:00
LP released on Hungaroton, 1989

istszigetiSince 1994, István Szigeti (b1952) has been the director of Hungary’s National Radio HEAR Music Studio, a professional facility provided to composers of electroacoustic music. There was another electroacoustic studio in Budapest during the 1970s, the Budapest New Music Studio, where people like Péter Eötvös used to compose. Though Szigeti also composes for traditional instruments, this LP is a selection from his electroacoustic works from the 1980s. Szigeti’s music retains some of early electroacoustic’s freshness and naivety – not that the compositions are naive, far from it ; but Szigeti believes in electroacoustic music as a means to convey the human’s inner emotions. Szigeti creates dreamy and haunting surreal electronic promenades build on electronic sounds (keyboards and programming) and vocals, be it poetry reading (from Sándor Weöres on tr. # 1 and László Nagy tr.#3), reciting, singing, electronically treated or otherwise processed. The compositions emphasize human voice’s liquid sonorities and we are treated wet hungarian phonemes a-plenty. Everything happens in a dream-like state, typical from Eastern Europe’s surrealism (think czech legendary film Valerie soundtrack, for instance).

Download [Re-upped, September 2011]

7 Responses to “István Szigeti ‘Elektroakusztikus művek’”

  1. 1 jardim December 5, 2008 at 11:39 am

    smells juicy. thanks, mr. c

  2. 2 Dave M December 5, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Wet hungarian phonemes? Sign me up! Thanks!

  3. 3 trakl95 December 6, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Great! many,many thanx!

  4. 4 H.C. Earwicker December 8, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Oh yes sir – these phonemes are wet, and then some.
    Excellent post, Continuo, thanks a lot.

  5. 5 continuo December 8, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Thank you all. I was afraid getting too lyrical in this post, but now I think my description was rather accurate. This is sensual music.

  6. 6 Ken Rice April 8, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Thank you very much for the wonderful blog. Any chance of a repost?

  7. 7 continuo April 8, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Sorry, but I’m afraid the post is too old for a repost.

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