Jews harp and zither groove, then old music
Zoord draws from the melodic world of the Moldavian Csángó Hungarians, taking over the spinal fluids and muscle fibers with elementary power. This is not dance house music it’s a deeper, more visceral experience, dissolved from time to time by the soaring sound of the violin and voice.
Szilágyi Áron is the moving force of the band and one of the world’s most well-known Jew’s harpists. The Jew’s harp/drum/violin trio put out their first recording in 2016 and it was one of the most exciting albums of the year. Since the band was formed in 2014, they have performed on world music stages at European festivals, and toured in Kazakhstan, the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) and Japan.
Debreczeni-Kis Helga and Dömény Krisztián’s zither improvisations are spontaneous mixes of jazz, folk music, contemporary compositions and pop. The moment creates the fusion, inner worlds meet and bring about conversation, play and harmony. Folk music melodies, ancient shaman ritual, blues progressions and atonal rows will all be heard in their performances.
Bordo Sarkány describes the music they play as “mediaeval world music”. They take an individual approach to mediaeval dances and songs. Their own compositions carry the style elements of mediaeval music. This music is about true fusion. Authenticity is important, but original melody and text is bravely blended according to their own imagination. In addition to their own compositions, they also play Hungarian dances and songs, and secular and religious music of other ethnic groups (Scottish, Irish, Bretagne, German, Sephardic, Castelian, French, Provencal, Catalan). The more lyrical pieces are played mainly on flute, violin, zither, cittern; the more dynamic material on bagpipes, whistles, tambura, coboz and drums.
In advance - 1000 ft
Day of the concert - 1500 ft