C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Grillusz, Samuel Gaspar 




Samu Gryllus was born in 1976 Budapest, Hungary. He earned his BFA from the Franz Liszt Music Academy in jazz-bass and jazz-pedagogy in 2001. In 2007 he received his MFA in Media-Composition and in 2012 in Composition from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (MDW), where he studied under Michael Jarrell and Klaus Peter Sattler. In 2005 with the help of the Erasmus Program Samu studied composition and experimental musictheater with Walter Zimmerman and Daniel Ott at the University of Arts (UDK) in Berlin. In 2008/2009 he studied with Alvin Lucier, Anthony Braxton and Ron Kuivila at the Wesleyan University (Connecticut, USA) as a Fulbright Scholar. He is a doctorate candidate at the University of Theater and Film Art in Budapest, His research area is the multidisciplinary performance art and the instrumental theater. Since 2013 teaches composition at the Vienna Music Institute in Vienna. Since 2014 teaches contemporary chamber music and soundpainting at the Szecheny University of Győr for instrumentalists, as well as soundpainting for actors at the University of theater in Budapest.
Between the age of 15 and 30 he worked in 40 theatre and film productions in various countries (Austria, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, US, and Hungary). Samu has studied Hindustani, Javanese and Balinese classical music and participated in master courses in composition of ao. George Aperghis, Peter Eötvös, Johnatan Harvey and Marco Stroppa. He recieved numerous grants (Theodor Körner Preis in 2012, Zoltán Kodály Composition Grant in 2009/11, Grant of the Czibulka Foundation in 2010, Artisjus Creative Grant 2008/12, Sylt:Quelle Resident Scholarship in 2008, etc.) His works have been performed at various festivals (Wien Modern, Bartok Festival), and at various locations (Carnegie Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Palace of Arts (MüPa) Budapest, in museums, parks and botanic gardens). He composed chamberoperas a.o. for the commisions of the Sophiensaele Berlin (2007), Theater an der Wien (2011), Peter Eötvös Foundation (2014) Hungarian State Opera (2017). His installations has been exhibited ao. at the Brooklyn Museum of Arts, Ludwig Museum Budapest.
He is a boardmember of the “Transparent Sound New Music Festival in Budapest. In 2008, together with his colleagues he co-founded MuPATh (Music- Performance-Art- Theater), an organization whose mission is to create interdisciplinary collaborations. He is an active soundpainter Leading workshops at many universities in the region and beyond. He is the founder of the Hungarian Soundpainting Society (Maszat), member of the W.H. Performing Band, the artist group IKULT (Internationale Kulturplattform), and the Austrian section of the International Society for Contemporary Music. He often works with musicians coming from diverse musical - social background, as well as folk and jazz musicians together. In some of his works he operates with his own musically instructed Archetype-cards.



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