At the intersection of music and visuality – MOME students are organising yet another festival at the House of Music, Hungary

Date: 2023.09.06
The Intermezzo Festival will take place for the second time this year, launched by MOME and the House of Music, to the delight of all music, light painting, and animation lovers. The purpose of the event series created by the students, in addition to providing an opportunity for emerging musicians to make their debut, is to connect music with a design-oriented audience. The House of Music, Hungary offers an ideal backdrop for the electronic musical and inspiring visual accompaniment.

If anyone knows how to expertly link various forms of art, it is MOME students. After the tremendous success of last year’s festival, a group of students were once again given the opportunity to illustrate ways music and contemporary art can connect and interact at a two-day event at the House of Music. The Intermezzo Festival on 8 and 9 September is for everyone wishing to have a lively and inspiring start to the autumn.  
The music will span a broad spectrum, with electronic styles as the main focus, blending elements of jazz, psychedelic folk or 90s hiphop. There will also be world music alongside less-known styles such such as surf-rock, afrobeat, or Balkan brass.  
Formation Acideal will perform an acid techno live set with a predominantly hypnotic vibe. The 11-member Hakumba will play world music, while Nasip Kismet founded by Turkish-born Arif Erdem Ocak will give a live music concert with bits of psychedelic folk music and jazz mingled in. The lineup will also include live music by Judit Bárány, hari_drama, Kinetic Erotic, Zækar and Henri Gonzo from Fran Palermo with his latest project Henri Gonzo és a Papírsárkányok, as well as DJ sets by UNI’Beats, HanussenBlue Sun Radio and yorgos
  
In addition to the impressive location, the event owes much of its unique character to the stunning visuals created by MOME Media Design and Animation students as a backdrop for the concerts, echoing the style of the artists and the performers. An 8-minute-long narrative installation with an immersive experience conceived by Animation MA student Emese Pálovics and Art and Design Management MA student Bianka Faddi and exploring the issue of generation gap will be housed in the Sound Dome, one of the most exciting spaces of the building.   
 
Another installation, designed by two Architect students, Dóra Puskár and Adrienn Novák for the outdoor stage, was inspired by the building and its surroundings. Positioned above the outdoor stands, the artwork reflects on the iconic circular shape of the House of Music, its central location, transparency and airiness resulting from its architecture, and the significance of light.  
 
The EJTECH artist duo will present their latest installation Dung Dkar Cloak, a textile innovation providing a unique musical experience, at the Festival on 8 September. Debuted at the Sound Scene 2023 Festival in Washington DC, the interactive fractal tapestry responds to human touch by producing unique sound compositions.  
 
 
The Intermezzo Festival will take place on 8 and 9 September at the House of Music, Hungary. Ticket pre-sale: https://zenehaza.hu/programsorozatok/intermezzo-fesztival-mome-x-mzh-2023   

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