Szelevényi Ákos – Miklós Szilveszter (FRA, HU)

The saxophonist Ákos Szelevényi migrated to France in the last years of socialism. Throughout his career he has been playing together with a lot of musicians and also played in the well-known rock band, called Noir Désir from Bordeaux. His music has gradually turned to improvised music and he has found his own voice in the form of musical dialogues realized in duos. “…the stage is a sacred place. One does not step onto the stage for stealing the others’ time by »clowning« but for trying to get into harmony with the most essential phenomena of life through music.”

Szilveszter Miklós first started playing the violin and later he changed for the drums. He studied at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy but he considers playing together with his friends, such as István Grencsó, Róbert Benkő, Máté Pozsár, Péter Ajtai, Szilárd Mezei, Ákos Szelevényi, Mihály Dresch, Barnabás Dukay, Tibor Szemző, as the true learning process in his life. He plays regularly at home and abroad with such outstanding and free-thinker musicians such as Peter Brötzmann, Rudi Mahall, Lewis Jordan, Johannes Bauer, Marco Eneidi, John Dikeman, Han Bennink, Jasper Stadhouders etc.