Spatial Sound

Ákos Nagy

Ákos Nagy was born in 1982, Dunaújváros.

His art is synthetic and shows a synthesizing tendency which is built from the Netherlandish polyphone tradition. His work examines Gothic and late Renaissance music, traces of which show up in his later music along with elements of Transylvanian, Indian, Khmer, Balinese and Japanese classical culture. He is researching the rhythm and tone systems outside Europe by exploring new forms and structures, filling them up with his characteristic take on melody which origins grow, usually, from non-tempered (just intonation) systems.

Nagy juxtaposes solid blocks of sound that keep accumulating – a method he branded ’layering technique’. His work is influenced by the I-II World War Avant-garde, the American experimental, the early psychedelic music as well as by many European and outside Europe folk music and former arts. In his pieces, he shows a penchant for mathematical series, textures arranged after principles of variation which are substantiated with polyrhythmic, polytemporal and polymetric patterns of melody and rhythm.


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