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Soundweaving in Poland and Germany

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Polish and Hungarian Presidents Bronislaw Komorowski and Janos Ader met in Katowice on 21st March where they attended the 10th annual Polish-Hungarian Friendship Day celebrations. As a highlight of the event series the tow presidents visited the Soundweaving exhibition which moved to Katowice for the weekend to mark Polish-Hungarian Friendship Day.

At the Academy of Music in Katowice István Íjgyártó State Secretary for Cultural Diplomacy and Zsombor Nagy Chancellor of MOME opened the Soundweaving exhibition. Zsombor Nagy in his opening speech in Polish explained that Soundweaving is a project that transforms traditional cross-stitch embroidery into melodies.

Balassi Institute celebrates its 25th anniversary in Stuttgart in 2015. As an opening event of the program-series the Soundweaving project was showcased in the Hungarian Cultural and Information Center in Stuttgart.  The exhibition was opened by Dániel Barcza vice rector of strategy of MOME, who not only participated at the event but also visited several design universities such as Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart. The aim of the visits were building and strengthening international relations between MOME and German design schools and to outline a future cooperation involving the mobility of students and teachers.

Zsanett Szirmay, creator of Soundweaving is a 2nd year MA student at MOME Fashion and Textile Department. Soundweaving equally stimulates all senses, and calls for interaction. Her designer approach is characterised by venturesome experimentation and integrative thinking. Bálint Tárkány-Kovács, folk musician and composer collaborated in the project. Soundwaeaving combines the borderlands of folk art, design and music. It bears analogue and digital features at the same time as the handmade embroidery is translated into laser cut patterns. The visual world is presented in audio, or rather the graphic aspect of music gets a role in developing the tunes.