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Sound Dome

Sound Dome

Opening hours:

Monday

closed (and closed on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

10 AM to 6 PM

Friday

10 AM to 8 PM

Ticket office:

Monday

closed (and closed on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Closing of the ticket office and last screening: 5.30 PM

Friday

Closing of the ticket office and last screening: 7.30 PM

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What is a sound dome?

 

This question can be answered quite literally: a dome-cupola, which emits sounds. But it is more than just that. Our sound dome is also a projection screen with a sound system behind it. Anyone sitting in the middle will hear sounds coming from all directions.  The world of sounds is evoked here starting with those of nature to composed music but the experience visitors have here expands beyond this dimension. This dome is also a laboratory producing new sounds: alchemy at the highest level. It is a unique creation with unforeseeable potential. It is worth returning here from time to time and making new discoveries. The first show conveys the sounds and images of the Carpathian Basin from unique audio and visual perspectives.  

Sound Dome - DOME 004
Sound Dome - DOME 004

György Ligeti: Chamber concert excerpt + EJTECH: Formalized Music for 4 Winds

Next year, in 2023, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of György Ligeti's birth, the Hungarian Music House will adapt the composer's Chamber Concert for Thirteen Instruments to the cathedral's unique sound system. We are now starting this presentation with the first part of the work consisting of four movements.

The Chamber Concert, conducted by Marcell Dénes-Worowski and thirteen excellent musicians, was recorded at the Pannonia Film Studio, and this recording was adapted by electronic music producer and sound artist Esteban de la Torre for the cathedral's 31 speakers. The work is complemented by visual content in the space at 360 degrees, for which visual artist and media designer András Juhász used light as the main visual element in an abstract way. Several of Ligeti's works are defined by playing with timbres, which are supported by groups of instruments, so-called set patterns. The twenty-minute Chamber Concert presents one of the main essences of Ligeti's work on the multi-channel system of the cathedral, partly in a pedagogical way, by breaking down these sets and moving the sounds in space.

After the first part that previews next year's presentation, Esteban de la Torre's audiovisual production, Formalized Music for 4 Winds, created under the name EJTECH, can also be seen and heard at the DOME_LIVE 004 presentation. Inspired by Iannis Xenakis, EJTECH's work using sound as a physical building block, Formalized Music for 4 Winds, presents a composition based on the fluidity of noise and the interweaving of dynamic systems, where the spatial, quasi-stochastic distribution of sound sources aims to provide each listener with a unique acoustic experience. part of. The work goes around the fact that the phenomenology of sound is essential in creating the reality we experience. The curators of DOME_004 are Hedvig Somogyi and Endre Vazul Mándli.

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György Ligeti: Chamber concert excerpt + EJTECH: Formalized Music for 4 Winds
Sound Dome - DOME 003
Sound Dome - DOME 003

Sound Dome - DOME 003 Lighthouse

 

In Debrecen, scientific research has a centuries-old tradition, today it is an important international center of nuclear physics, and on the outskirts of the city, in Hortobágy, there is a unique area on the continent with the least light pollution, where the lights of the Universe can be observed unobstructed.

The city's relationship with light art dates back decades, including the erection of the country's first luminokinetic sculpture by Béla Tilles in 1975. The Lighthouse Association was founded in Debrecen in 2021 with the undisguised intention of becoming one of the international centers of light culture - taking care of the heritage of Hungarian science and art, giving way to the present aspirations and actively shaping the future - where science, technology, innovation, education and art meet and work together; where the natural environment, scientific, educational and cultural institutions and actors form an inspiring ecosystem for the most diverse aspects of thinking about light, dealing with light.

This time, the creative team of Lighthouse will present a selection of dome films in the Sound Dome of the Hungarian House of Music. The 360-degree canvas brings to life 6 different creations that surround the viewer. Where they travel, where they make you think, and where they create a meditative audiovisual experience for audiovisual transcendence.

Creators

1. Eclipse (2:29 minutes) - picture and sound: Cloudhitects (Dániel Besnyő, Patrik Kiss) - laser scan: Totalscan (Gábor Tóth)

2. Space cut (5:25 minutes) - picture and sound: Viktor Vicsek

3. Klara and the Sun (3:32 minutes) - picture: Ivó Kovács - sound: József Iszlai

4. Ratio (4:07 minutes) - picture: XYZ (László András Nagy) - sound: Siblicity (Gábor Halász, Péter Halász)

5. Resonautica (5:00 minutes) - picture: Burning Bulbs - sound: Csilla Domonkos

6. Escape (5:00 minutes) - concept and 3D animation: László Zsolt Bordos - music: Jóhann Jóhannson

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Sound Dome - DOME 002
Sound Dome - DOME 002

Sound Dome - DOME 002 -  Moment's Notice

Moment's Notice (György Kurtág Jr., Miklós Lukács and László Gőz) was inspired by John Cage's idea that contemporary music can only be talked about in the presence of the audience, in the fleeting reality of the moment, in the context of 21st century jazz, European classical and electronic music. . The musical experience is coupled with an interactive projection, in which the sounding compositions are transformed from the visual world of László Moholy-Nagy into visual signs and a kind of notes on the screen. The animated visual material was created by the BINAURA art collective, which Szabolcs Keresztes connects live with the voices. The guest performer of the production is Kornél Fekete-Kovács, a composer and trumpet player, one of the most significant figures in 21st century Hungarian jazz and contemporary music.

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DOME 001 RYOICHI KUROKAWA | SIBLICITY
DOME 001 RYOICHI KUROKAWA | SIBLICITY

Sound Dome - DOME 001 - Ryoichi Kurokawa

Ryoichi Kurokawa, a Japanese artist living in Berlin, tailors his very intense, seven-minute work, s.asmbli [wall], on the dome’s 360-degree canvas and 27.4-channel ambisonic sound system, which deconstructs and then reconstructs the world we have perceived as usual. Siblicity, created by the Hungarian sound artist couple (Péter Halász and Gábor Halász), offers a rich half-hour, hypnotic acoustic experience to remedy our torn audio and visual sense of reality. Part of the complete rehabilitation is the color aesthetic visual content provided by the projection of Makro VJ and András Nagy.

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György Ligeti: Chamber concert excerpt + EJTECH: Formalized Music for 4 Winds

Next year, in 2023, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of György Ligeti's birth, the Hungarian Music House will adapt the composer's Chamber Concert for Thirteen Instruments to the cathedral's unique sound system. We are now starting this presentation with the first part of the work consisting of four movements.

The Chamber Concert, conducted by Marcell Dénes-Worowski and thirteen excellent musicians, was recorded at the Pannonia Film Studio, and this recording was adapted by electronic music producer and sound artist Esteban de la Torre for the cathedral's 31 speakers. The work is complemented by visual content in the space at 360 degrees, for which visual artist and media designer András Juhász used light as the main visual element in an abstract way. Several of Ligeti's works are defined by playing with timbres, which are supported by groups of instruments, so-called set patterns. The twenty-minute Chamber Concert presents one of the main essences of Ligeti's work on the multi-channel system of the cathedral, partly in a pedagogical way, by breaking down these sets and moving the sounds in space.

After the first part that previews next year's presentation, Esteban de la Torre's audiovisual production, Formalized Music for 4 Winds, created under the name EJTECH, can also be seen and heard at the DOME_LIVE 004 presentation. Inspired by Iannis Xenakis, EJTECH's work using sound as a physical building block, Formalized Music for 4 Winds, presents a composition based on the fluidity of noise and the interweaving of dynamic systems, where the spatial, quasi-stochastic distribution of sound sources aims to provide each listener with a unique acoustic experience. part of. The work goes around the fact that the phenomenology of sound is essential in creating the reality we experience. The curators of DOME_004 are Hedvig Somogyi and Endre Vazul Mándli.

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György Ligeti: Chamber concert excerpt + EJTECH: Formalized Music for 4 Winds

Sound Dome - DOME 003 Lighthouse

 

In Debrecen, scientific research has a centuries-old tradition, today it is an important international center of nuclear physics, and on the outskirts of the city, in Hortobágy, there is a unique area on the continent with the least light pollution, where the lights of the Universe can be observed unobstructed.

The city's relationship with light art dates back decades, including the erection of the country's first luminokinetic sculpture by Béla Tilles in 1975. The Lighthouse Association was founded in Debrecen in 2021 with the undisguised intention of becoming one of the international centers of light culture - taking care of the heritage of Hungarian science and art, giving way to the present aspirations and actively shaping the future - where science, technology, innovation, education and art meet and work together; where the natural environment, scientific, educational and cultural institutions and actors form an inspiring ecosystem for the most diverse aspects of thinking about light, dealing with light.

This time, the creative team of Lighthouse will present a selection of dome films in the Sound Dome of the Hungarian House of Music. The 360-degree canvas brings to life 6 different creations that surround the viewer. Where they travel, where they make you think, and where they create a meditative audiovisual experience for audiovisual transcendence.

Creators

1. Eclipse (2:29 minutes) - picture and sound: Cloudhitects (Dániel Besnyő, Patrik Kiss) - laser scan: Totalscan (Gábor Tóth)

2. Space cut (5:25 minutes) - picture and sound: Viktor Vicsek

3. Klara and the Sun (3:32 minutes) - picture: Ivó Kovács - sound: József Iszlai

4. Ratio (4:07 minutes) - picture: XYZ (László András Nagy) - sound: Siblicity (Gábor Halász, Péter Halász)

5. Resonautica (5:00 minutes) - picture: Burning Bulbs - sound: Csilla Domonkos

6. Escape (5:00 minutes) - concept and 3D animation: László Zsolt Bordos - music: Jóhann Jóhannson

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Sound Dome - DOME 002 -  Moment's Notice

Moment's Notice (György Kurtág Jr., Miklós Lukács and László Gőz) was inspired by John Cage's idea that contemporary music can only be talked about in the presence of the audience, in the fleeting reality of the moment, in the context of 21st century jazz, European classical and electronic music. . The musical experience is coupled with an interactive projection, in which the sounding compositions are transformed from the visual world of László Moholy-Nagy into visual signs and a kind of notes on the screen. The animated visual material was created by the BINAURA art collective, which Szabolcs Keresztes connects live with the voices. The guest performer of the production is Kornél Fekete-Kovács, a composer and trumpet player, one of the most significant figures in 21st century Hungarian jazz and contemporary music.

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Sound Dome - DOME 001 - Ryoichi Kurokawa

Ryoichi Kurokawa, a Japanese artist living in Berlin, tailors his very intense, seven-minute work, s.asmbli [wall], on the dome’s 360-degree canvas and 27.4-channel ambisonic sound system, which deconstructs and then reconstructs the world we have perceived as usual. Siblicity, created by the Hungarian sound artist couple (Péter Halász and Gábor Halász), offers a rich half-hour, hypnotic acoustic experience to remedy our torn audio and visual sense of reality. Part of the complete rehabilitation is the color aesthetic visual content provided by the projection of Makro VJ and András Nagy.

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Sound Dome - DOME 000
Sound Dome - DOME 000

Sound Dome - DOME 000 Moods

It is a unique creation, its possibilities are unpredictable. You have to come here from time to time to get to know the latest discoveries. The first message conveys the sounds and images of the Carpathian Basin from a special auditory and visual perspective.

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Sound Dome - DOME 000 Moods

It is a unique creation, its possibilities are unpredictable. You have to come here from time to time to get to know the latest discoveries. The first message conveys the sounds and images of the Carpathian Basin from a special auditory and visual perspective.

Buy tickets

In the underground levels of the House of Music Hungary lies the Sound Dome. This is where the program begins, with a short film providing an unusual acoustic and visual experience, after which the visitors are shown an increasing number of similar films. During this event, you can experience Ryoichi Kurokawa’s short but intense piece conveying the power of nature, s.asmbli [wall] – created specifically for this space.

2022/04/06 -

Sound Dome Gallery

 

Warning of the risk of photosensitivity attacks

A small percentage of people may experience seizures due to certain visual images, including flashing lights and patterns that appear as part of the show.

 

According to current regulations, from March 7, 2022, it is no longer obligatory to wear a mask when visiting the House of Music Hungary. Concerts, programs and exhibitions can be attended without a vaccination certificate or card.

Nevertheless we still encourage you to wear a mask during concerts. All current rules are subject to change based on the all-time rules and regulations of the government. We kindly ask you to check all current regulations for your event on our website before your visit in each case.