Archive for November, 2009

“India and Hungary are very close to each other” Almost 900 film scores, 5000 film songs, countless discs — a dizzy amount of work stands behind IlaiyaRaaja. The most wanted composer of the Indian film industry is a relatively frequent guest in Hungary: as friend and as colleague, he is in touch with several Hungarian jazz […]


At my university we have a group of students in social sciences who are organizing panel discussions on the Hungarian transition in 1989 every Tuesday till December 8. I’ve been attending the events from the beginning and I have to admit that the one of today was the best so far. We had political researcher, political […]


Just a short post about the reconstruction of Liszt Ferenc Zeneakadémia (Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music). Today was the closing day of the building, from now on the reconstruction works will take 2 years. The Academy of Music in Budapest will reopen its doors in October 2011. During the day today people could attend guided […]


After talking to several foreigners who declared they loved Budapest, I am starting to understand why. Because it’s impressing. But the impressing things were mainly built or planned between the 19th century and the WWI. The structure of the city center, the old and stylish houses… The contemporary architecture should speed up a bit and […]