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Assif Tsahar and Taatsuya Nakatani started their duo 13 years ago. Their musical interactions is a telepathic and mystical phenomenon, rich with imagination, colors and trust. "This is an awesome dialogue that moves vanguard jazz in new and astonishing directions. “ - written by Thom Jurek from All Music Guide magazine. They will play on 26th Mediawave as well, we have asked them for a short interview.
Mike Parker is a bassist and composer from New York currently living in Krakow, Poland. His 'Unified Theory' and 'Trio Theory' projects attempt to create one music out of many wide-ranging styles. In April '16 they released 'Alive Out There', a live album recorded on their Fall '15 tour. We asked him about this and about his Mediawave impression.
Amidst the picturesque mountainscape of Hungary is a place called Boldogszer. It’s home for a family of seven whose way of life is more akin to the 18th rather than the 21st century. István and Réka and their children are cut off from the rest of the world, a “matrix” they would say and lack all modern comforts. The children play on meadows and in the woods just like storybooks intended. Life takes its beat from nature and the changing of the seasons. The film tries to bring viewers to experience a daily revolution with a family so brave but also as vulnerably as everyone of us. Interview with Zimu Zhang, co-director of the film Once upon a time in Hungary.
The first phase of the third ON THE ROAD Online Film Festival has been over. The audience could vote for the international film program selected thematically until 31 March. The good news is that you haven't missed the films: you can watch the exciting and varied program until 27 April, the beginning of the MEDIAWAVE Festival in Komárom. The only difference is that you can't vote for them anymore. On the last day of the MEDIAWAVE Gathering, the award winner films can be watched once again in the screening rooms of the Fort Monostor, Komárom. After checking the sites of the films, the viewing results were pretty extreme (between 42 and 9438 views). You can reach the list of winners here.
The audience can vote for the films of the 3rd ON THE ROAD Online Film Competition between 1 - 31 March. The films can be watched on the On The Road website until 27 April, the beginning of the MEDIAWAVE Gathering.
The tradition of "regölés" in Kiscsősz was brought back by Kovács Norbert "Cimbi" by collecting the traditions of the surrounding villages. He, together with this friends, start off from the edge of the village where Cimbi lives and pop in the houses where they are hosted. Most of the times, as this activity is so exhausting and "fulfilling" they can't get further than the local pub in the middle of the village. It was like this in the end of this year as well, but they continued the party there. The record also reflects that Cimbi has done a big organisation work as not only more and more folk dancers but also more village people and kids joined this new year welcoming tradition. Thus we can say that it is not only about the revival of traditions but experiencing it in the era of informational revolution. We recorded this event and made it public for all those ones interested.
Around the end of the year, as we usually do, we try to have a look at our activity, what we have done in 2015. As a civil organisation with the intention of transmitting culture, we aim to give artistic and community experiences and collaborate with other civil organisations. We believe that the cooperations with real backgrounds can be the base of the recreation of the dying community expriences. We are sending some of these, without ranking but in chronological order, under the christmas tree. - see the details.
The festival started at 1993 as a non typical type of summer festival: put together music, theatre performances, films, exhibitions, author´s readings and other events in connections. It is dedicated to Jewish quarter of Boskovice, unique architectonic monument, and from its origin the festival is focused to evoke openness to all kinds of culture which historically met in this region and to build an atmosphere of tolerance and respect.
The dramaturgy of the festival brings to its audience present production from different cultural fields and different countries, with emphasis on the region and cultures, whose coexistence was interrupted by the Second World War and then coming of communist regime.
The festival takes place throughout this charming city: music on two open air stages, in the synagogue and in the orangery, theater performances at the ruins of castle and in the parish garden, projections at the local cinema and open air amphitheatre, exhibitions at the museum... and many other events.
"Following a process of intense evaluation from national experts to an international jury, 761 festivals from 31 countries now belong to the first generation of EFFE Label recipients" announced EFFE on 20 March 2015.
25 Hungarian festivals, among them the MEDIAWAVE Gathering and the ÖRDÖGKATLAN Festival (Mediawave as sub-organiser) are also among the selected ones.
We've been close to fix three avantgarde stars belonging to the Mediawave spirit. They all have performed at the Gathering. William Parker and Hamid Drake led workshops for three years. Brötzman has played the Hungarian "tárogató" for a long time. You can find videos here. Further records in the details.