Szilárd Mezei Tio (SRB)

The trio was founded in year 2000. Members: Szilárd Mezei (viola), Ervin Malina (doublebass), István Csík (drums). They play contemporary improvised music, mostly performing own compositions. As a composer, Mezei is interested in exploring the relationship between improvisation and composition (similarly to Witold Lutoslawski’s aleatoric and Anthony Braxton’s creative music methods), incorporating elements of jazz and authentic folk music as well. As a young musician he followed the path of Béla Bartók and György Szabados. Mezei is also very actively involved in composing scenic music and plays authentic Hungarian folk music on genuine folk instruments (koboz and oud).