Monday, August 11, 2014

Questionnaire with participant Ádám Márton Horváth (H)

photo: Szabó Roland

Have you been (when) to Budapest - Hungary with your pieces and artistic works earlier?
I’m living and working in Budapest. Previously there were films and dance performances for which I created music, but this will be my first time performing my music, live on my own. 

What do you know about Hungary and what kind of information do you have about our dance life?
I don’t know much about our dance life, but in the last few years I’m starting to get some look into it, and I was lucky to be a bit part of it thanks my music, lately. 

Could you share with us if you have any idols in theater/dance life?
I’m not really into theatre and dance, so I can’t really pick idols.

What kind of piece will you bring to L1danceFest and does this piece mean any differences or similarities to your earlier works? Where did you perform it already?
I’ll bring an earlier piece of mine, which is an instrumental theme played on guitar, called Így érünk össze ketten egy világgá (This is how we meet as one world). It’s a reverb delayed song, which will be a bit transformed and completed with a kind of an intro part. It was never played live before, so this will be not only my, but its first debut.

Do you have your artistic statement, could you share with us?
I don’t really have.

Do you have any hobby besides working as a performer or creator?
Beside music my other big hobby is film. I’m a big film lover.

Can you write some details about your artistic life - which direction did you come from and which direction do you go right now? Tell us some important steps from your background!
I’ve never really studied musical theory. I’ve studied guitar as a teenager for 2 years from Attila Csikós jazz guitarist, but I became lazy and lost some interest. I was more likely into films later, because that’s what I was studying at university. I’ve collaborated in some experimental shorts as an actor or writer, director, but I couldn’t find my own voice. Then in 2009 a friend of mine, Peter Lichter was making a found footage film for which I was trying to make some music and it worked, I really liked it. Until now we’re still working together in various experimental shorts and we made nice successes all over the world. In 2010 I’ve met Eszter Herold, a dancer, choreographer and teacher, with whom I’ve started to work on her student physical theatre performances. Later I’ve created music for her solo performances also, with which she also had international success. Through her work I’ve started to like and gained some interest in physical theatre. I’m looking forward working on both art films and dance, and hope to start some live musical project in the future. 

How did your summer time go? Did you get any new inspirations? Do you have a best experience during this summer?
I’ve listened a lot of music and I’ve been to some concerts for example at Rakéta festival, which always inspires me in some ways, mainly in going live from the bedroom space. 

Does it mean any differences to play your pieces in different countries? If so, could you please tell us in what sense?
I’ve never played my pieces live in other countries, but I’ve seen dance performances abroad with my music, which is always a great experience for me.

What does it mean to you to be in the process and to show the work to the audience? What kind of feedback are you open for?
I’m open for any feedback that is helping me going on either negative or positive. Whereas I’m more likely a bedroom musician, it’s very important to me to see any of my work live in dance performances, or in films.

Do you read critics about your works? What kind of critic do you need?
I read any kind if there is any . I’m mostly working in underground/alternative sides of art and there’s not much critic about it .

Do you criticize other’s works? Do you write about it?
No, not really. Rarely I write about films, but I’m not really satisfied with my writing skill.

Are you open for a round table discussion with the audience after a premier or after your show?
Of course.

Here you find some words, could you put them in sentences which could be kind of ars poetic of yours!
First of all I need a HUG and would give a HUG to anybody . PERFORMing anything you’ve created is one of the most exciting and beautiful things in the world. QUALITY reminds me of perfection, but for me perfection is not always a goal, being imperfect and set a FACE against purity and perfection is sometimes more interesting. FACE reminds me of Bergman. I want to SHARE my works with as many people as possible, but I know me and my music’s borders, which I try to push to be wider. A creative and thinking COMMUNITY is important to me, to EXCHANGE thoughts with people especially while working together, but I’m also a big loner in a lot of ways.

Do you have any question?
I have a lot of questions. I think that’s the only way how creating and working together works.

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