Author Archives for Alpár Balázs

Crossing Over – book premiere

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My hardcover book about strategies and techniques of genre mixing has been published by the German SVH-Verlag. Order your printed copy from here, or download the Pdf version.   Analyses of chosen works from Gentle Giant, Liquid Tension Experiment, Kutiman, and of popular adaptations of Vivaldi´s “Four Seasons” help illuminate characteristics of different sub-categories of...

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I got into the finals of the International Soundtracks Competition

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I am proud to be among the finalists of the Film Music 2016 – International Soundtracks Competition organized by the Italian Associazione Ravel. http://soundtrackscompetition.weebly.com/

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PhD Thesis about Crossover music defended in Vienna

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I successfully defended my PhD dissertation written at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In the theses titled “Crossing Over” I studied correspondences between composers’ communication strategies and composition methods in pop/classical genre-crossing works. What do genre-mixing composers intend to communicate when quoting elements of musical cultures with associations to extra-musical meanings like...

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Working on a new animation series

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7 funny characters (the “KUFLIs”) from András Dániel’s successful children’s book come to life in the new series “Egy kupac kufli” by Kedd Animation Studio. Music and sound design by Balázs Alpár. Main Title Song (feat. Peter Scherer):   …another piece from the soundtrack:     We recorded and designed special sounds for each of...

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Hugo Bumfeldt Suite

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My new soundtrack suite inspired by Katinka Éva Bognár’s animated short is out on soundcloud.

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2 new soundtracks for animated short films

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The year 2016 started with two inspiring commissions. Focusing on the first important years of olimpic champion swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi’s sports carreer the short film “Little Mouse” was a very nice project to work on. Due to many under-water training scenes the film needed a lot of music. Another filmscore I worked on in the...

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Prima Primissima Symphonic Finale

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Recording my symphonic finale commissioned by the annual Prima Primissima Awards Gala.  

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