Are You FREE? Musicfestival 2019

6 – 7th September 2019 - Dunajská Streda - Slovakia

The aim of the 12th volume of the Are you FREE? festival, as well as its previous volumes, is the introduction of improvised music and contemporary art to its audience. In Slovakia, free jazz and the other forms of improvised music have still not gained their well-deserved space, however, the interest in the progressive forms of music have been rising lately. We invite the best interprets of the genre but we also tend to pay respect to other widely acknowledged musicians, too – e.g. by opening the range of our interest to world music this year. Our festival with its free atmosphere serves as a forum for both musicians and their audience.

6.9.2019 - 20:00, NFG klub
1. Szabó – Turcerová – Maceček (SK/CZ)
Štefan Szabó - guitar
Michaela Turcerová - saxophones
Petr Maceček - drums

2. Backspace [augmented] (PL)
Zbigniew Chojnacki - akordeon/elektronics
Lukasz Czekala - violin/elektronics
Marcin Albert Steczkowskii - cornet/elektronics

3. The Qualitons (HU)
G. Szabó Hunor – vocal, guitar, drums
Hock Ernő –  bass, vocal
Szőke Barna – guitar
Boros Levente – drums
Ádám Menyhei – keys

10:00 - Coffee time - Buena Café
Kovács Ferenc "Öcsi" - violin, trumpet
Brasnyó Antal "Anti" - viola, citera

17:00 Acoustic sessions - Contemporary Hungarian Gallery
1. Öcsi+Ko+Anti (SRB/HUN)
Kovács Ferenc "Öcsi" - violin, trumpet
Kovács Zoltán "Ko" - piano
Brasnyó Antal "Anti" - viola, citera
2. Szakcsi Lakatos Béla (HU) - solo piano

21:00, NFG club
1. Varga Dániel kvartett (HU,PL,HR)
Varga Dániel - sax
Piotr Lipowicz - guitar
Ivar Krizic - doublebass
Piotr Budniak – drums

4. Tormis Quartet (EST)
Kadri Voorand - voice
Liisi Koikson - voice
Jaak Sooäär - guitar
Paul Daniel – guitar

With the financial support of the Slovak Arts Council
With the financial support of the Minority Culture Fund
With the financial support of the municipality of Dunajska Streda
With the financial support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute
With the financial support of the Polish Institute Bratislava
With the financial support of the Estonian Culture Endowment

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