Tag: Budapest

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

Miklós Dolinszky interviews László Hortobágyi (April 2003)

Hungarian musician and musicologist László Hortobágyi was born in 1950 in Budapest, where he still resides today. An explorer and scholar of music and sounds from all over the world, he first visited North India in 1967 in order to learn instruments such as the rudra-vina, sitar, surbahar and the tabla, but also to record music …

Hungarian Rhapsody and Other Magyar Melodies (Chris Bohn)

In 1980, writing for the New Musical Express, Chris Bohn travelled to Czechoslovakia and Hungary in a “Journey through the Curtain to the Forbidden Zones of Eastern Rock”, and wrote a two-part piece called “Trans Europe Express”. This is the second part, dedicated to the Hungarian scene, and it was originally featured in NME’s 10th …