world music, jazz, popular music

Platon Karataev

no interval
Festival Theatre
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest

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Named after a Tolstoy character, Platon Karataev emerged in 2016 with powerful songs that already shone a light on how they would earn the love of a wide, even international audience. The two albums released so far, the sold-out concerts, the successful national and international tours and the millions of Spotify plays have confirmed early expectations. At Müpa Budapest, the quartet will perform new songs from their third album to be released in the autumn, along with a number of surprising arrangements.

From the very beginning, Platon Karataev has been creating deep, human compositions in the best songwriting traditions, and it is no wonder that they have touched so many people around the world. Initially, a more acoustic brand of indie folk was their main focus, but the band's sound took on a more epic, louder turn with the release of their second album, Atoms in 2020. The songs, which encourage introspection and a better understanding of the world through questions, will follow a similar trajectory on the third album, due in November 2021. Several songs from the album Crying for the Coast will debut at this concert, but there will be other treats, too. On the one hand, two earlier Platon songs in English (Aphelion, Light Trap) will be performed here for the first time in Hungarian, while, on the other, there will also be a wide variety of arrangements: from the sonic attack of Vágtázó Halottkémek (Halló, mindenség, Aláírhatatlan történelem), through the ancient indigenous folk music of Kaláka (Valaki jár a fák hegyén) to Arvo Pärt's sacral minimalism (My Heart's In The Highlands - in their own Hungarian translation). In keeping with last year's Atoms Reimagined remix album, this setlist demonstrates the diversity of Platon Karataev's music and its persistent focus on the core questions of existence.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest
  • vocals, guitar
    Gergely Balla
  • vocals, guitar
    Sebestyén Czakó-Kuraly
  • drums
    Soma Bradák
  • vocals, bass guitar
    László Sallai
  • trumpet
    Domonkos Kondor
  • keyboards
    Bence Grócz

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