The surrounding novelty breaches the hull of the ship: at such times, art connoisseurs attempt to draw conclusions from the forms of openings—often fortuitous ones. However, these openings do not actually represent the Novelty itself; rather, they merely indicate the holes through which its pressure struck. It has not yet assumed its final form, merely pointing to those points where it broke through—the demand for Manifestation itself. – Miklós Erdély



Charles Ives (1874-1954) is one of the most renowned American modernist composers. During his lifetime, his works were not widely recognized or performed; it was only in his later years that he gained posthumous acclaim.
01.25 19:00
Három Holló

2+2: Buffa / Matuz

This evening will reveal Diana and Ivan Buffa's musical community, the mindset of the generation with whom they are associated. In addition to the couple, the flute virtuoso father and son, István and Gergely Matuz, join them to perform the compositions.
02.02 19:00
Nádor Hall

Sheet Music Collection

The scores of the works performed at the festival can be study in our reading corner at the BMC library.
01.09 11:00
BMC Library


This year, the festival's film club programme includes a new pre-release screening of a new work by two iconic American artists Godfrey Reggio and Philipp Glass.
01.22 18:00
BMC Library

Modern Art Orchestra plays Szemző

The Modern Art Orchestra, guided by the intentions of the composer, do not just interpret these works, played in reverse chornological order, but truly re-create them, realising the intention and involving the active participation of the composer.
01.17 19:00
BMC Concert Hall


In this concert, distinguished Hungarian and international jazz musicians will pay tribute to Mátyás Szandai by making music together.
01.13 19:30
BMC Concert Hall
concert, discussion

Peter Ablinger

Peter Ablinger has found a gap in the landscape of contemporary music, which he has filled with his work ever since. His music creates conditions under which listening can observe itself. The object of listening, i.e. the sound produced does not claim an aesthetic intrinsic value, but fulfils its function with regard to the listening process and it is often not the sound itself, but rather its silencing that attracts the listener’s attention.
01.21 18:00