The Transparent Sound New Music Festival (Budapest) is happening now - also online. Bence Hartl took part in two segments of the 2021-edition of the contemporary music festival: an online sonic memory game features noises by composers and a collection of music videos (MUVID-19) shows how composers and sound artists audiovisually reflect on the current situation. Check out the website of the festival and the following links:
STUDIES BY VILLA-LOBOS
Three studies by Heitor Villa-Lobos in Bence Hartl's interpretation are now free to listen on Soundcloud. The pieces were performed during the COVID-Lockdown.
NEW RECORDING ON SOUNDCLOUD
A professional studio recording of Bence Hartl's Variations on a Theme of Liszt was made by guitarist Dora Cserenyec and sound engineer Sandor Arok in Budapest. The recording is free to listen on Soundcloud.
All three movements are available at:
BENCE HARTL IN THE FINAL ROUND OF THE 1ST CHALKI INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Bence Hartl's piece for solo violin Scherzino Diminuito got into the final round of the 1st Chalki International Composition Competition in Greece. The eight finalists were chosen from 113 composers worldwide. The final concert and results of the competition take place on the 27th of August 2020 on the island of Chalki, Greece. The piece was originally comissioned, performed and recorded by hungarian virtuoso Edua Zadory on his CD Heavy.
More infos about the competition at:
TROIS GYMNOPEDIES NOW AVAILABLE AT BERGMANN EDITION
Erik Satie's Trois Gymnopedies have been arranged for flute or Bb-clarinet and guitar by Bence Hartl and published by Bergmann Edition (DK) as a downloadable PDF or a print-on-demand. The beautiful cover graphic was made again by Bence Hartl's longtime visual artist collaborator Jeno Levay (HU).
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BENCE HARTL WINS SECOND PRIZE AT THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL EDISON DENISOV COMPETITION
Bence Hartl's piece 'Fi' for clarinet and piano won 2nd prize at the Fifth International Edison Denisov Competition. (Chairman of jury: Hervé Désarbre, members of jury: Victor Ekimovsky, Yuri Kasparov, Alexei Nadzharov and Vladimir Gorlinsky.) The piece will be premiered by Evgeni Barkhatov (clarinet) and Natalia Cherkasova (piano) on the 19th December in Tomsk, Russia. It just feels great!
More infos at:
Erik Satie's Trois Gnossiennes arranged by Bence Hartl for flute (or clarinet) and guitar has been published and available at Bergmann Editions (DK). The cover art graphic was made by Jenő Lévay (HU).
Scores available at: