News The Ear of Machaut - Les lays │ Series of János Bali

Guillaume de Machaut (c1300–1377) is one of the foremost figures in the history of Western music. His oeuvre is unparalleled in all major genres of his day and his musical innovations spread like wildfire. Renassiance music was born from Machaut's art which subsequently became a major influence on every style of music. His self-consciousness as a composer and poet was 50 years ahead of his time: he might even be considered the first avantgarde artist.

In the present four lectures and the accompanying concerts, János Bali sets out to expose Machaut's musical hearing and show how the most powerful intellectual trends of his time appear in the composer's mentality as musical elements. 

12 January 2019, 15:30
Les lays
15:30 Lecture of János Bali (in Hungarian)
Metrics and Polyphony 
17:00 Concert
Featuring: Katalin Károlyi, Péter Mészáros, Péter Fehérváry, Márton Ujházy, Zoltán Mizsei – voice

2 February 2019, 15:30
Les motes
15:30 Lecture of János Bali (in Hungarian)
Intertextualitás és geometria
17:00 Concert
Featuring: Zoltán Gavodi, József Csapó, László Kéringer, Pál Benkő – voice

6 April 2019, 15:30
La Messe

15:30 Lecture of János Bali (in Hungarian)
Tradition and Modernity 
17:00 Concert
Featuring: Zoltán Czier, Márton Ujházy, András Koncz, Pál Benkő – voice,
Bálint Bolcsó – electronics

11 May 2019, 15:30
Les chansons
15:30 Lecture of János Bali (in Hungarian)
Facture and Tonality 
17:00 Concert
Featuring: Zoltán Gavodi, Péter Patay, László Kéringer – voice,
János Bali – recorder, Ferenc Varga – viola, Gergely Szurgyi – guitar


Free entry!