Tag: Artpool

UNEARTHING THE MUSIC: Sound and Creative Experimentation in Non-democratic Europe

Artpool Radio

Artpool Radio, was a series of eight cassette tapes initiated in 1983 by György Galántai and distributed abroad through his mail art networks. A mix of interviews and conversations as well as music and documentation of concerts, and sound art, Artpool Radio demonstrates the close connections between visual artists and musicians in Budapest at the time. …

180 CSOPORT – GROUP 180

Group 180 (180-as Csoport in Hungarian) was a Hungarian ensemble dedicated to the performance of new music, active from 1978 until 1990. The group achieved recognition for their performances and recordings of contemporary music, and its membership included several young Hungarian composers (among them László Melis and Tibor Szemző), whose works formed an important part …

Hues of Independence

This article, written by Daniel Muzyczuk, explores the meaning of the underground and its role in Democratic opposition in  the Eastern Bloc, focusing particularly on Czech, Polish, Hungarian and East-German examples. Translated by Marcin Wawrzyńczak. Previously published in David Crowley, Daniel Muzyczuk eds. Notes From the Underground (Łódź: Muzeum Sztuki, 2016). In his insightful study …