Péter Kőszeghy Somosy de Somos

Recording of SOULS for flute, viola and cello on the NEW CD of the American Trio 

Eight Strings & a Whistle by Ravello Records

Release Concert on November 19th 2021, at 7:30 pm 

Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York, USA

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Currently in progress:

Building a sound sculpture "TOTHOLZ" from materials founded and collected in the forest. Exhibition of the sound sculpture at MORGEN in Brandenburg. Werkstatt für Zukünfte“ in Potsdam, from February to May 2022.

The sculpture is a study for "TOTHOLZ", a concertante action with the forest, 10 to 25 musicians. Première by  the Festival "Mühlenbecker Klanglandschaften" June 24th. 2022 at 5 p.m. in the forest behind Summter Lake.

photo: Judit Nagy

* première Rayon de lumière, 4th flute concerto 

Dedicated to Judit Nagy

November 15th, 2021, 

Budapest Music Center in Budapest, Hungary

  with Judit Nagy - flute solo, Eszter Osztrosics, Eszter Kökény (violin), Előd Soós (viola), Tamás Zétényi (violoncello), János Nevelő (vibraphon)

NEW CD of the Duo Samodai-Szives from Hungary  - also on SPOTIFY

* Audio semples BOT from the first full contemporary music album "Incantation" by Samodai-Szives Duo (trumpet and percussion) - BOT is a series of trumpet-percussion pieces (32 pieces) written for Samodai-Szives Duo based upon the schemes, characters and symbols of Hungarian shamanistic traditional folk-tales. Each of them focuses the psychological imprint of the selected themes in the tales, creating more of a character-performance than a musical piece.

currently working on three more new pieces from the series: 

I., Vasgyùrò ("Eisenkneter") II., Fanyüvö ("Baumfresser") III., Kömorzsolò ("Steinzerschmetterer") - Three shamanistic figures from the Feherlò Fia (An old Hungarian shamanistic tale). The premiere will take place in December 2021 in Berlin, Germany.

I., "Moon Father" Audio sample 

"In Moon Father, the Duo and Kőszeghy reworked the  percussion parts according to Márton's idea: The woodblocks were replaced by bowed marimba bars. The pentatonic range and voices, that Márton Szìves uses, fits perfectly the trumpets melody, that resembles a Hungarian song. Márton did not write the marimba part, he improvises it, following the trumpet. This solution creates that calm atmosphere of the Moon." M.Szìves


II., "Hètszünyü Kapanyànyi Monyòk" Audio sample

"Hétszűnyű Kapanyányi Monyók is about a gremlin-like character of the Hungarian tale, Fehérló Fia. A small, nervous, jumpy, smart fellow. Kőszeghy imagined him as he is always scratching himself, creating strange sounds, depicted by the woodblocks. The trumpets jumps of seventh and Unton (non-tone) style of playing expresses his ugliness and smell. The howling and screaming of the players must be the sounds the people and the gremlin emits when they meet." M.Szìves

 
















































currently working on:


* TOTHOLZ - concertante action with the forest, 10 to 25 musicians, professionals and amateurs, develop an ensemble piece by collecting their "instruments" in the forest (unprocessed objects found in nature), from which Köszeghy develops a composition, expanded by playing recorded sounds in nature., How does dead wood sound? A sonic reminder of remembrance 

Première TOTHOLZ by  the Festival "Mühlenbecker Klanglandschaften" June 24th. 2022 at 5 p.m. in the forest behind Summter Lake


*  HEARTLEAKS for Mezzo-soprano, Flute and Harp

for Trio Tentatio - Anne-May Krüger, mezzo-soprano, Camilla Hoitenga, flute and Héloïse Dautry, harp


concerts 2021


* première feuille for Flute, Clarinet, Accordion, Violine, Violoncello

May 30th, 2021, Weimar, Germany, Festival 22. Weimarer Frühjahrstage 2021, in mon ami

played by Ensemble Via Nova, Weimar

Live-Stream: Sunday, 30.5., at 9:30 p.m. https://youtu.be/xjV7yDxZEDw


* première BOT (cycle, Part 1) for Trumpet and Percussion   programm notes

August 21th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m., Potsdam, Germany, Festival Intersonanzen 2021, Potsdam Museum

Played by the Samodai&Szìves DUO, Hungary


* BOT (cycle, Part 1) for Trumpet and Percussion   programm notes

August 22th, 2021 at 10:30 a.m., Berlin, Potsdam, Germany, Atrium Art-school

Played by the Samodai&Szìves DUO, Hungary


* Order for a new Composition for the Ensemble Quillo - „Industriekultur“

première ERZ for Bassclarinett, Violoncello, Celesta

Prèmiere: August 27th, 2021 at 7 p.m., Hof-Quillo, Nordwestuckermark/Germany

further Performance: August 29th, 2021 at 7 p.m., Blechenhaus Eberswalde, in Eberswalde/Germany    


* LIPS for flute and harp 

August 28th, 2021 at 6 p.m., XXIX. Randspiele, Zepernick, Germany

Klaus Schöpp, flute, Katherina Hanstedt, harp


* GAIA for Recorder(s), Flute(s) and electronic

September 13th, 2021 at 7 p.m., Banqueting hall of the "Egyedi Mansion" (Benczúr House), Budapest, Hungary

Bàlint Kovàcs, recorders, Èdua Nyilas, flute(s) 


* première PERLMUTT for clarinet, cello and accordion

September 14th, 2021, 8 p.m. "unerhörte Musik", BKA Theater, Berlin, Germany

Trio Tempestoso

also as Live Steam: https://youtu.be/FyVAwN6CPSo


* première Rayon de lumière, 4th flute concerto Dedicated to Judit Nagy

November 15th, 2021, Budapest Music Center in Budapest, Hungary

Judit Nagy - flute solo


* BOT for trumpet and percussion

November 15th, 2021, 6 p.m., Agora Szeged, concert hall, Szeged, Hungary

Played by the Samodai&Szìves DUO, Hungary


* CD release Concert SOULS for flute, viola and cello

November 19, 2021, at 7:30 p.m., Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York, USA

Ensemble "Eight Strings & A Whistle"


* La Grotte de Lascaux for voice, recorder, violin and toy piano

December 16th, 2021 Festival Non Piano/Toy Piano Weekend, Resonanzraum, Hamburg, Germany

postponed to January 13th 2022


* première SPIKES for Woodwindquartet

December 18th, 2021, at 7 p.m., Bienenmuseum Weimar, Germany

Ensemble Quintextra


BOT (cycle, Part 2 - Woodstretcher, Stonegrinder, Ironkneader) for Trumpet and Percussion   programm notes

December 7th, 2021 Berlin, BKA Theater, "unerhörte Musik", Germany

Played by the Samodai&Szìves DUO, Hungary


* prèmiere FOXTROTT for Quintett

December 30th, 2021 Quillo-Hof, Uckermark, Germany

Played bei Ensemble Quillo



past dates (2021)


* Order for a new Composition for the Ensemble Quillo - „Industriekultur“


* The orchestral work BD GBH from 2016, will be recorded by the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg

The recordings will be taking place on March 23rd 2021 in the Recording studio of the Orchestra in Potsdam Babelsberg.


* Mini-Scholarship from the State of Brandenburg/Germany for a new work: RITUAL for two Players with self-built Instruments from Materials from the Forest and Tape with Sounds from the Forest. 

Online-concert on Youtube, December 30.2020


fine art


* new acrylic Pictures have been uploaded: HERE


new sounds on soundcloud: 


* Breathe only… for Flute and Piano

* LAVA for Flute Solo

with Camilla Hoitenga & Daniele Nava, Piano