Amadinda Percussion Group : Tribute to John Cage

Date: 
November 21, 2012 - 19:00 - 20:30
Building: 
Nador u. 13
Room: 
Lobby
Event type: 
Event audience: 
CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
Amadinda Percussion Group : Tribute to John Cage

John Cage: Story (from Living Room Music)

John Cage-Lou Harrison: Double Music

John Cage: In a Landscape

Lou Harrison: The Song of Quetzecoatl

John Cage: Credo in US

-intermission -

John Cage: Second Construction

John Cage: Amores

Lou Harrison: First Concerto for flute and percussion

John Cage: Imaginary Landscape No.2

 

Amadinda Percussion Group :

Károly Bojtos

Aurél Holló

Zoltán Rácz

Zoltán Váczi

 

Gergely Ittzés – flute

Zoltán Rácz – piano

 

Amadinda Percussion Group was formed in Budapest, Hungary in 1984 by four musicians who had just graduated at 
the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. Back then, Amadinda had two objectives in mind: First, to bring the now classic 
masterpieces of percussion music to the Hungarian audience which was not familiar with these compositions 
at the time and second, to premiere the music of contemporary Hungarian composers both in their home country 
and internationally. Amadinda's objectives are: inspire composers to write new music, research of traditional 
percussion cultures, composition of new music and transcription of some great pieces from the history of music to 
percussion instruments. 
A definite highlight of Amadinda’s career to date was the premiere of György Ligeti’s composition Síppal, dobbal, 
nádihegedűvel (With Pipes, Drums, Fiddles) in France. 
The diversity of Amadinda’s work is also reflected by their numerous recordings. A highlight of this discography 
is the 6-CD series containing all the percussion compositions by John Cage whose pieces represent an 
important part of their overall repertoire. 
Amadinda has also collaborated actively with renowned artists in the past 25 years like Peter Eötvös, Zoltán Kocsis, András Schiff, György Kurtág, András Keller and James Wood. 
Nowadays Amadinda is regarded as one of the most original and versatile percussion groups in the world.

Amadinda Percussion Group was formed in Budapest, Hungary in 1984 by four musicians who had just graduated at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. Back then, Amadinda had two objectives in mind: First, to bring the now classic masterpieces of percussion music to the Hungarian audience which was not familiar with these compositions at the time and second, to premiere the music of contemporary Hungarian composers both in their home country and internationally. Amadinda's objectives are: inspire composers to write new music, research of traditional percussion cultures, composition of new music and transcription of some great pieces from the history of music to percussion instruments. A definite highlight of Amadinda’s career to date was the premiere of György Ligeti’s composition Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedűvel (With Pipes, Drums, Fiddles) in France. 

The diversity of Amadinda’s work is also reflected by their numerous recordings. A highlight of this discography is the 6-CD series containing all the percussion compositions by John Cage whose pieces represent an important part of their overall repertoire. 

Amadinda has also collaborated actively with renowned artists in the past 25 years like Peter Eötvös, Zoltán Kocsis, András Schiff, György Kurtág, András Keller and James Wood. Nowadays Amadinda is regarded as one of the most original and versatile percussion groups in the world.