New film music accompanies a 1918 silent film – interview with conductor Gergely Dubóczky

It is a great possibility for different eras to meet. The motion picture is ancient yet the accompanying music is contemporary.

Focus Features to distribute Hungarian-British ‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’ worldwide

American distributor Focus Features LLC has struck a deal to distribute worldwide British-Hungarian co-production Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris starring…

I would consider extending this Chrismas short film – says director Attila Szász

We wanted to show the loneliness of the life of a piano when there are no concerts, until someone special comes by…

Video: Gábor Gyukics recites poems in two languages

Gábor Gyukics contributed to an online cultural event, UnDeR SZubCulT, where he recited poems in English and Hungarian. We are happy to share the video.

Seven videos you have to watch from Müpa’s archives!

Bored with the quarantine already? Here is some great music, dance, literature and fun to cheer you up! Great artists, instruments and genres. Enjoy!

Video work, based on Hungarian short story, will be exhibited in Switzerland

Péter Forgács’s video work Venom will be exhibited at the artgenève international art fair in Switzerland by the Ani Molnár Gallery.

I realized I could play God, and it freaked the hell out of me

The parents didn’t understand what is happening to their sons. Then one day, when the boys were almost twenty already, truth came to light…

The triplets who were 19 when they first met – interview with docu-director Tim Wardle

“When I showed them the finished film for the first time, and they loved it, there was the sense that I had delivered on my promise and that was great.”

Éva was murdered with 13, now her diary is published on Instagram

Actors and actresses recall what happened to Éva in 1944 in Hungary: from discriminative laws through the ghetto until the transports to Auschwitz.

Abundance of Doubt and Wonder: Attila Szűcs’s recent paintings showcased

The miracles of Surrealist, post-conceptual and postmedia painting may also emerge beyond the vital, panpsychic cosmos of romanticism.

Postumus exhibitions in two Budapest venues keep Tamás Konok’s legacy alive

It is painful that Tamás Konok, at the zenith of his creativity, did not live to see the opening of these exhibitions.

Colouring books open a brand new world for us!

The music sheet book is designed for schoolchildren; 50000 pupils from 116 schools will receive it as a Christmas present.

Remembering internationally recognised Hungarian artist Tamás Konok

His conscious and professional creative activity, high intellect and kind personality leaves an irreplaceable and painful hiatus behind him.

The 21st century started with the coronavirus, researcher behind the BarabásiLab exhibition implies

BarabásiLab used data to create visualisations on the movements of the New York population during the covid-19 pandemic.

The aesthetics of networks exposed in a complex way – interview with Albert-László Barabási

Hidden Patterns is the title of the exhibition that shows important projects from the internationally known network researcher Albert-László Barabási….

The concerts of CAFe Budapest bring a refreshing breeze in the world of restrictions

The 29th CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival is going to launch on the 9th of October. At a recent press…

Geotaxis: a duo exhibition at the Ani Molnár Gallery

Examination of imagery and layers of meaning associated with the abstract formal language. Reflection on modernist avant-garde traditions of abstraction.

Secundino Hernandez’s exhibition in Vienna extended until 1 August

Here we will see a broad spectrum of his abstract painting. Opulent, colorful, expressionist, but also monochrome and ascetically minimalist.

God’s Mind ~ by Susan Anwin

It was the most daring undertaking of mankind; to send a probe to find the ultimate frontier; the end of the universe.

How to be smart after winning the lottery? – interview with Boldizsár Fehér

I thought, what to do with the money is only one side of the story. The other side is what we do with ourselves.

The way of non-forgetting the late poet Szilárd Borbély

Literature is no easy, joyful game for Szilárd Borbély, be it poetry or prose. It is more like self-discovery, self-crucifixion…

The concerts of CAFe Budapest bring a refreshing breeze in the world of restrictions

The 29th CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival is going to launch on the 9th of October. At a recent press…

Lifetime Beat Poet Laurate award goes to Hungarian poet Gábor Gyukics

The International (Individual Country) Beat Poets Laureate is a Special Lifetime Honor that is awarded by the National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc.

How will our life be after coronavirus?

If there’s no silence, you don’t have time to reflect. But when I thought about my parents, everything fell silent at once.

Video: Gábor Gyukics recites poems in two languages

Gábor Gyukics contributed to an online cultural event, UnDeR SZubCulT, where he recited poems in English and Hungarian. We are happy to share the video.

Gypsy Romanticism – Notes on the Margins of a Dead Friendship ~ by Susan Anwin

It was also the first time I experienced what it is like to be treated like a representative of some kind of exotic species…

Seven videos you have to watch from Müpa’s archives!

Bored with the quarantine already? Here is some great music, dance, literature and fun to cheer you up! Great artists, instruments and genres. Enjoy!

New film music accompanies a 1918 silent film – interview with conductor Gergely Dubóczky

It is a great possibility for different eras to meet. The motion picture is ancient yet the accompanying music is contemporary.

Let’s roam around Budapest with a virtual world music festival!

I know a place where contours are blurred, where boundaries are in a constant move, where we meet, reply to each other, melt together.

Conductors from all over Europe – Bartók Spring starts with online broadcasts

They have to break silence, even in front of silent, indifferent cameras. Because they know that behind that camera, there is us…

Ida Nielsen concert for free – one of the ten best bass guitarists of the world

On 30 April, we can recall the powerful and joyful music making of Danish bass guitarist and composer Ida Nielsen from a 2019 concert video.

Baroque friendships, or when composers and writers collaborated

Baroque composers, also popular in their own right, now can meet their old friend Molière, just like other writers of the era.

Let’s greet spring with these refreshing pieces of music!

Müpa has prepared another bunch of musical experiences that bring even more genres and great performers into our homes.

Music of the wild happiness of romance – concerts on the birthday of Béla Bartók

the composer who defined 20th century music fundamentally, not only in his homeland Hungary but internationally, was born 140 years ago.

Bach is the beginning and the end – birthday concerts all weekend

Müpa celebrates JS Bach all weekend: on both Saturday and Sunday night after 19:00 PM (CET), online concerts will be broadcasted.

Crazy party stories from the Irie Maffia

We brought you some rhythmic music, and stories related to them, from Irie Maffia whose concert can be rewatched tonight.

I got so much from Félix Lajkó and the Győr Ballet Company – László Velekei on their newest production

We put a new layer on the piece, with an update on the language of dance, and we made it faster and thicker.

The man who put on an online-purchased female body

Did you know that there are websites that sell 3D replicas of real people’s bodies and faces…? An online show provided by the Trafó.

Rossini can always make us smile – interview with bass baritone Péter Kálmán

Péter Kálmán, bass baritone who considers himself a Rossini fan, shared a few things with us about this promising night.

Wagner is like drugs, but even better! – interview with Ádám Fischer

Wagner was able to pour us with a tsunami of intensive emotions way before we discovered them due to covid – Ádám Fischer says.

What is behind the many windows of the advent calendar?

A surprise for every day: music, conversations, theatre, Christmas playlists, a short movie, literature, and many more.

Secrets behind the concert videos we can see at home – interview with the creative director of Müpa Studio

Müpa Studio is unique in its kind, it requires the teamwork of many colleagues. This is one secret behind the success of the Müpa.

What can we learn from collective forgetting? – new essay performance by Oliver Zahn will happen online

I had also always wanted to make a desktop-based performance, and the pandemic suddenly made a space for such works – Oliver Zahn says.

How to turn a car accident into a theatre performance? – interview with Franck Vigroux

My music might be unusual, but Flesh still has similar elements to a traditional opera – says composer-director Franck Vigroux.

Recirquel shows us love, but what about the polar bears? – interview with Bence Vági

The company rehearsed in complete isolation, and their puppet polar bear almost fell victim of the border closure. Interview with Bence Vági.

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