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2014_ISCM - HUNGARIAN SECTION 

 
 

Annual Report

  • Year: 
    2014
  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    Report of activities, 2014 – Hungarian Composers’ Union (Hungarian Section of ISCM)

    Due to do fact that the Hungarian Composers’ Union joined the New Music:New Audiences project in 2013 we continued to create concerts and perform foreign composers from all over Europe. With the background of the project we applied for a grant from the Cultural Ministry that supported our concert organizing activities with a gross fee of 3 000 000 HUF (ca. 10 000 EUR). This amount of money could be spent by two ensembles for two years. We had to guarantee to organize three music events per ensemble each year.

    Two ensembles were involved in the project
    – HAM Ensemble (musicians of the Magyar Zeneművészeti Társaság [Hungarian Art Music Society], Budapest)
    – ZAK Ensemble (ensemble of the Liszt Academy of Music).

    List of events and composers:

    04/05/2014 – Liszt Academy of Music, Solti hall
    Compositions by Karol Nepelski (Poland), Máté Balogh (H), Zoltán Jeney (H), Joanna Bailie (GB), Matthias Kranebitter (A), Balázs Futó (H)
    Performers: ZAK Ensemble
    23/05/2014 – Liszt Academy of Music
    Ville Raasakka’s lecture for composers and pianists on extended piano techniques
    25/05/2014 – FUGA
    Compositions by Ville Raasakka, Miklós Sugár, Árpád Solti, Máté Hollós, András Gábor Virágh, Levente Gyöngyösi, Gyula Bánkövi
    Performers: musicians of the HAM Ensemble in the presence of V. Raasakka
    29/06/2014 – Liszt Academy of Music, Dome hall
    Compositions by Karol Nepelski (Poland), Riccardo Riccardi (I), Jan van Landeghem (B), Gyula Fekete (H), Paolo Furlani (I)
    Performers: ZAK Ensemble in the presence of all the composers
    05/10/2014 – FUGA
    Compositions by Paolo Furlani (I), Zoltán Jeney (H), Joanna Bailie (GB), Ivo Nilsson (S), Balázs Futó (H)
    Performers: ZAK Ensemble in the presence of Paolo Furlani and Ivo Nilsson
    03/10/2014 – Liszt Academy of Music
    Ivo Nilsson’s lecture for composers on his music
    Benedek Istvánffy Prize named after the 18th century Hungarian composer.
    The Hungarian Composers’ Union founded the Benedek Istvánffy Prize named after the 18th century Hungarian composer. The yearly award goes to a composer below 40 for a major composition performed the previous year. The Board of the Union decided to set up a Board of Trustees from three members of the Union who listen and read all the applications and suggest one (or some) composer(s) for the prize. The final decision is made by the Board of the Union every January.

    Miklós Orszáczky Prize – same as Instvánffy but for popular music – stronger connection to pop and jazz composers (but major pieces).
    We were happy that our popular music composer members suggested a new prize for their side, too. So we could establish the Miklós Orszáczky Prize that goes to a composer for a major young pop or jazz composition every year. This is at the same time a good way to connect the composers of different genres.

    Zoltán Kodály Scholarship – we are delegate
    However, the cultural government changed the structure of their support, our Union is still among the organizations that proposes names for different National Prizes and Scholarships. We also have a delegate in the jury of the Zoltán Kodály Scholarship which is given to young composers and musicologists every year.

    Publishing scores thanks to the work of Board for Support of Music Publishing of the Hungarian Composers' Union
    The Hungarian Composers’ Union is the manager of the equity which has a certain amount of interest every year. This interest must be used to publish contemporary Hungarian music. Due to the strictly diminished rate of interest by the Hungarian National Bank the Board for Support of Music Publishing of the Hungarian Composers' Union can finance less and less editions year by year but this is still a support of major importance for contemporary composers.

    The official connection between the Hungarian Composers’ Union and the Finnish Composers’ Union
    The bilateral connection between the Hungarian Composers’ Union and the Finnish Composers’ Union is existing continuously. This year is a change in the system: instead of the yearly exchange for visiting each other’s festivals we build up a more active connection (a composer is invited in case of a piece by him/her is performed). In 2014 we connected our collaboration with The Finnish Composers’ Union and the New Music:New Audiences. Ville Raasakka was invited to visit our New Aud concert in May and he also gave a lecture about extended piano techniques applied in his music.

    Our collaboration with the ISCM Slovak Section is also continuous.
    To their November workshop in Košice they invited two students from the Liszt Academy of Music (a viola and a bassoon player) and they perform graphic scores. The Hungarian piece involved in the project is by Bálint Bolcsó and was recommended by our section.
    The joint projects may be continued in 2015 as well – we plan to repeat some pieces of ISCM WMD 2013 in Budapest by the joint ensembles of VENI (from Bratislava) and THReNSeMBle (from Budapest).

    Balázs Horváth
    (composer, member of the Hungarian Composers’ Union,
    delegate of the Hungarian Section of the ISCM)
    Budapest, 13/04/2015

 

 

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