Egy Kiss Erzsi Zene

Egy Kiss Erzsi Zene

 Budapest, Budapest, HUN
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For first hearing the songs seem to cite traditional folk music, but Kiss Erzsi Music does not aim to imitate real traditional world music itself, still the influences from Africa to Alaska, from the Arab world to the blues may easily be spotted in the songs.

Biography

For almost ten years actress-singer Erzsi Kiss has worked with the outstanding Hungarian director-filmmaker András Jeles. Their collaboration generated the characteristic "kiss erzsi language", a 'meaningless' type of vocal lyrics, permeated by feelings and free associations, so unique and typical of the band. Kiss Erzsi's encounter with theatre, like her tentative cue music composed to dance, theatre and muppet performances, has turned out to be a determinative one: this was when she started to collect ideas, tunes, and composed her first polyphonic songs. The basic of her songs is the polyphony up to this day.
When the band formed in 1996 polyphonic songs became escorted by instruments.
For first hearing - in some tunes - the songs seem to cite traditional folk music, but Kiss Erzsi Music, the band, does not aim to imitate real traditional world music itself, still the influences from Africa to Alaska, from the Arab world to the blues may easily be spotted in the songs. Tha band's versatility takes up influences from folkish to drum'n'bass, through dark balladistic tales up to the world of sunny French melodies, or even to the Seventies' rock feel.
Playfulness, musical ideas and humour get higher emphasis than usual. Through "the lack of language" Kiss Erzsi Band is able to associate with the local as well as the foreign audience.
Free associations, deeply emotional dance rythms. Last years the band successfuly performed in Moscow, Paris and Brussels. Many times they had concerts in Poland. They are regular performers of festivals in Check Republic and Slovakia, also they are very welcomed as fresh participants in the club life of these countries. In 2009 Linz as Europe's Cultural Capital received the band with a great zest.

Kiss Erzsi Music has released four albums so far (Egy Kiss Erzsi Zene, 1998; Deladela, 2001; Röné álma, 2004; Kinono 2006).

Discography

Albums: Egy Kiss Erzsi Zene (1998), Deladela (2001), Röné álma (2004), Kinono (2006)

These songs were streamed on radios: Deladela, Uuu, Ewikenö, Arõ, Francia, Betna bérun, Ana lytindi, Tomma holahi, T.W., Ahi m põ, Heb ö lab szam, No ked, Kitáj, N.O.S., Vüdi, Bajpala vujai, Jáuvá

MR 2 - Petõfi Radio, MR 1 - Kossuth Radio, Radio Fro (Freies Radio Oberösterreich)

Set List

The band usually plays songs of the two latest albums, but mostly earlier compositions and melodies from the new album which will release in 2010.
(Ama eme, Ugatós, Deladela, Uuu, Ewikenö, Arõ, Francia, Betna bérun, Ana lytindi, Tomma holahi, T.W., Ahi m põ, Heb ö lab szam, No ked, Kitáj, N.O.S., Vüdi, Bajpala vujai, Jáuvá)
The show is usually 60-90 min. long.