CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

Studio5 / Eight Seconds

Studio5 / Nyolc másodperc

Premieres for mixed choir and organ

21st October, 2017
8.00 pm


  1. Árpád Solti: Last Statements
  2. Máté Bella: Béke (Peace)
  3. András Gábor Virágh: Seven Choralmeditations
  4. Judit Varga: Pocket Requiem
  5. Bence Kutrik: In paradisum


The vast space of Budapest’s St Stephen’s Basilica becomes truly sensual thanks to the echo of heavenly length. Eight seconds of decay may sound like eternity in the life of a note. Composers usually do not count on environments of such intensive sonic qualities. By contrast, Studio5, a group recently formed by young composers, now presents pieces that do rely on the musical qualities of the Basilica.

Among other things, the intention behind Studio5 is to build a bridge between tradition and innovation, convention and progression. The group is committed to making contemporary music accessible for a wider audience, or as they put it in their programme statement: “We find it important to create a well-informed, young audience who are aware of the values of their own musical tradition.”


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