Downtemple – Hungarian fusion of classical and electronic music in Covent Garden
Belau is one of the most promising electronica newcomers around the European music scene. In two years they had more than 150 live performances in 21 countries, also supported by BBC Radio 1. On 3rd of December, they will blend together classical tunes and chillwave electronic beats, with a visual twist of video mapping inside the 17th century St Paul’s church organized by the Hungarian Cultural Centre.
Belau will play fresh electronic beats that stimulate a buoyant mood and a sense of optimism in their listeners.
The promising band has had over 150 live performances across Europe in the past two years, including festivals such as Eurosonic, Sziget, Reeperbahn, Untold and SXSW. Their first album album won the Hungarian Grammy awards for the best electronic album of the year.
Their songs has been played by BBC Radio 1, featured in Pepsi commercials and appeared on HBO series soundtracks.
Classical and electronic genres will mix to create a unique and festive musical encounter you have not experienced before: Jenő Lisztes, who amazed London audiences with his brilliant dulcimer playing earlier this year at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall, together with Alexandra Balog (piano) and Zoltán Schwartz (violin) will evoke the masterpieces of classical giants such as Kodály, Liszt, Beethoven and Brahms.
The extraordinary evening will be completed with a spectacular projection mapping by the artistic team of Glowing Bulbs, one year after their ‘Bards of Wales’ debut show in Cardiff.
The event titled ‘Downtemple – Festive Classical Beats from Hungary’ will be presented by the Hungarian Cultural Centre on Monday, 3rd December 2018 from 19:00-21:00 at St Paul’s, Covent Garden (WC2E 8 London). Admission is free, but advance registration is required on [email protected].