We would like, even during this extraordinary situation, for the Müpa Budapest audience to still be able to encounter the world's most outstanding and thrilling artists each evening - this time in their own homes. It is precisely for this reason that we have decided to unlock our media library for everyone over the weeks to come and - each night at the familiar times - open Müpa Budapest's virtual concert hall and auditoriums by providing access to a single unforgettable performance from past years.
The performance will be broadcasted on our website, Facebook-page and YouTube channel.
They walk home at dawn, the lights of towns big or small in their eyes, drunk and alone, of uncertain age, living generally in Hungary, and within it mainly Budapest, from where - sometimes by bus, train or by the carload - they head home... to towns of pitch-black streets and childhood memories; they work until six during the week, stand in front of bars in the Friday night cigarette smoke, listen to music on night buses, fall asleep on the metro, promise the taxi driver they won't throw up, kick off their shoes in the hallways of house parties, have one-night stands, get dumped or dump others, fall in love, light up in stairwells, and are worn out. Standing on Moszkva Square, they think of the trees on the southern plains; among the trees, they think of Andrássy Avenue. These people inhabit the world of the first two albums released by Benedek Szabó (Kapuzárási Piknik and A legszebb éveink), and these will be the protagonists inhabiting sets more realistic than any seen before on the Müpa stage. For one special evening, the street signs and lampposts come alive and patrons appear from the darkened gateways, while the band plays familiar and unheard songs, for the first and last time in this form.
Szabó was singer and songwriter for Baja-based band Gyökkettő before moving to Budapest. After a noisy detour (the shoe-gazing bedroom pop of Zombie Girlfriend), he returned to his roots and released his first solo album Kapuzárási Piknik, before starting to perform with the band Galaxisok.
This recording was made at a concert held at Müpa Budapest on 20 June 2016.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest