Erik Tempfli (HU): Piano + Vocals Instrumentation

1st Floor Hall

Is the piano-vocal instrumentation a good match for every single song? What kind of songs does it lend itself to, and what kind of songs become a nuisance if you go with this kind of orchestration? How can you avoid sounding forced or kitschy, and how can you make it so that the listener doesn't...

András Hajós (HU) & András Jeli (HU): The producers of Dalfutár (Song Courier)

1st Floor Hall

Broadcasting is no easy task, especially when it involves navigating unchartered waters to create a new format of programming never seen before. This is even more true when the 'product' of the program is a song. However, the success of Dalfutár is clearly demonstrated by the huge popularity of the show and the continuous positive...

Dani Bánkuti (HU): Decisions in instrumentation and sound design

1st Floor Hall

What is the difference between sound design and instrumentation, where does one begin and where does the other end? How can you consciously orchestrate a song without headaches, while keeping the final result simple and clean? Dani Bánkuti's presentation will show you the best strategies, while debunking common misconceptions and urban legends. This workshop will...

Péter Müller Sziámi (HU): Basic songwriting scenarios

1st Floor Hall

In his interactive lecture, Péter Müller will look at the basic scenarios in songwriting: what it is like when music is written to lyrics, and vice versa. Beyond the technical aspects of rhythmic units, hooks, verse and refrain, the programme also touches on the issue of “coming together": what is needed with regard to text,...

Gergő Rácz (HU): A song’s character

1st Floor Hall

How do you make any given 3 seconds of your song unmistakable? What are the musical and music theoretical solutions at your disposal that can help you align the various song parts (verse, chorus, bridge) to make them come together into a complete song? Gergő Rácz takes you on a tour of songwriter tools using...

Judit Vincze “Zsüd” (HU): From sound samples to music

1st Floor Hall

Sometimes the very first step of composing is to sit down in front of the laptop and look to the sound sample packs preloaded into the music editing software for both inspiration and a simple solution. But actually, you can turn anything into music! How to go beyond sample packs and create a unique sound?...