Ultrahang

UH Fest is one of the rare events dedicated to adventurous modern music in Hungary. Since 2001 we have staged more than 450 performances during 7 festivals and a number of one-off events. Due to our decade-long activity and the scope of our events (both in terms of number of acts and stylistic variety) UH Fest became a high profile event — a point of reference even.

We have been putting special emphasis on presenting unconventional approaches towards music and pinpointing individual national scenes, which are — more often than not — left uncovered by the domestic media and bypassed by the organisers of large-scale festivals.

Not focusing on genres is a principle that reflects in our overall activity and in the actual programming of our events. Any given member of our audience is likely to hear music s/he did not “intend to”; or from another point of view: explore something new. It is our deliberate strategy to juxtapose artists not just from different genres, but also with different approaches and moods.

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At our festivals the audience can hear a funny, joyous or even ecstatic performance next to a more “difficult” or abrasive show; we juxtapose the cerebral with the visceral, the intimate with the abstract, etc. We are confident that such exploration, inter-cultural communication (let it be between national cultures and/or subcultures) is a fertile ground for creative ideas, and a source of a new kind of joy.

web site: http://uh.hu/

Main initiatives

UH Fest – a multi-day festival with dozens of acts held in October
UH Est – one off events, concerts throughout the year
UH Fest on tour – organising showcases of Hungarian talents abroad
UH Demo – unearthing emerging local acts/bands/collectives

These events are organised by the Ultrasound Foundation, a not-for-profit, grass root organisation. It is not institutionalised and works only with volunteers.

Team

András Nun, Krisztián Puskár, Gergő Kiss, András Rónai, Bertók Márton
contact us via info@uh.hu or press@uh.hu

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