family and youth events

The Little Electric Musician - ‘Hybrid' Sound

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Glass Hall
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest
  • Instru-mentor

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Surprising as it may seem, music that has been modified/manipulated by electronic means is today considered an independent branch of classical music across the world. Though it initially began as a mere experiment, it now has a secure presence in the mainstream. But what actually happens to familiar acoustic sounds if we alter them through the use of electronics? Exciting variations and surprising combinations are created for our ears to savour, while we are also provided with the opportunity to marvel at the ‘new guise' of traditional music.

The goal of the Little Electric Musician series is to introduce 8 to 12-year-olds to the history, most famous proponents and typical techniques of electroacoustic music, which emerged in the middle of the 20th century and quickly gained widespread popularity. The series is for young people who already hold in their hands a smartphone - a kind of intricate computer - that could also be turned into an electric instrument. ‘Hybrid' Sound, the second interactive activity session, will also take place in a quadrophonic sound space that will be music to your ears, and where the effect is akin to sitting in the very centre of a four-channel sound installation. We will also talk about how you can construct a complete musical work from a single instrument - from the sound of a flute or a special folk instrument, let's say - and familiarise ourselves with commonly applied techniques that will help you dress up acoustic music in new and ‘fashionable' garb! We will find out who wrote earlier electronic music and why, while our experts will also discuss percussive spectrums. Not to mention perhaps the most exciting question for those eager to learn more about electroacoustic music: how exactly can electronics modify the sound of acoustic instruments, and in what way?

Age: 8-14 year
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
  • electronic instruments
    Ákos Janca
  • percussion instruments
    Dániel Janca

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