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Endre SZKÁROSI (Hungary)

Endre Szkárosi (1952, Budapest, Hungary) poet, performer, intermedia-artist, critic. In the early 1970s he participated in the performances of the experimental theatre Brobo (Budapest), at that time he started publishing his literary and critical works. He is the author of a number of poetry books, including the following ones: Ismeretlen Monológok (Budapest: Szépirodalmi, 1981), K!K!K! (Budapest: JAK-Magvető, 1986), Támad A Szél The Wind Rises (Budapest: Magyar Hanglemezgyyártó V., 1987, second edition 1998), Szellőző Művek (jointly with G. Galántai, Budapest: JAK-Magvető, 1990), Kaddish (London: TI Records, 1993). Szkárosi is deeply involved in the area of experimental literature, ranging from sound and visual poetry to poetic installations, sculptures and video poetry, placing special emphasis in his activities on the principles of transponation and spatial poetry. His poems-sculptures and trans-poems were repeatedly shown at solo and group exhibitions in Hungary, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Portugal and so on. In 1984 he established a musical-performance group Konnektor, being a member of which he conducted a large number of concerts and performances in Europe and recorded a number of musical albums, including such as: Rózmari (Budapest: Talentum-Új Hőlgyfutár, 1990), Tűzfal (Budapest: Bahia, 1993). Szkárosi is the author of numerous sound poetry works issued in group audio-editions, magazines, catalogues and literary miscellanies, among them are the following ones: Baobab (Reggio Emilia: Edizioni Elytra, 1984-94), Inter K-7/87 (Quebec: Inter Ed., 1987), SoKaPaNaSz Mezzofoszfát (Budapest: M Ed., 1994), Hang-Voice-Költészet (Budapest: Laza Lapok, 1994), Momo 1 (Alatri: Rouge et. Noir Ed., 1996), Doc(k)son (serie 3, #17-20, 1998). In 1987 jointly with I. Márta and S. Bernáthy he released a totally-musical project Támad A Szél (LP-format, Budapest: MHV Ed., 1987; re-released in the CD-format: The Wind Rises, London: ReR, 1998). He is the co-editor (jointly with E. Minarelli) of the Italian-Hungarian anthology of sound poetry Hangmánia Soundmania (Cento Budapest: 3 ViTre Pair Új Hőlgyfutár, 1992). In 1994 Szkárosi founded a group Spiritus Noister (the members are: Kovács Sőrés Szkárosi), the groups albums are: Spiritus Noister (1994), Nemzeti Zajzárványok (1996). He was the editor of a number of catalogues on contemporary art, such as: Intermámor88 (Budapest, 1988), Solidart Minifest (Budapest, 1990), Europa koló Rémálomtuené (Budapest, 1990). Since 1983 he has participated in more than sixty international festivals of contemporary art and sound-poetry, including such as: Polyphonix 10 (Paris, 1986), Interscop (Warsaw, 1990), Polyphonix 16 (Quebec, 1991), Big Festival 2 (Dresden, 1993), bobeobi, Internationales Festival der Lautpoesie (Berlin, 1994), La Poesia Incontra La Poesia (Venice, 1994), Edinburgh Art Fest (Edinburgh, 1996), Royal Festival Hall (London, 1996), Neoista Festival (Budapest, 1997), Melbourne Festival (Melbourne, 1999) and many others. He is actively collaborating with the English rock group Towering Inferno (CD-album Kaddish, TI Records, 1993; Island Rec., 1995). Since 1986 he has been Editor-in-Chief of the international sound poetry program Szkárosi Hangadó on the Hungarian National radio (Budapest). Since 1994 Szkárosi has been a professor at the department of Italian studies of the University of Sciences Lloránd Eötvös (ELTE). He lives and works in Budapest (Hungary).



The First Gate of the Netherworld (fragment)
(
fragment, on CD-edition: 359)

Created from both prepared
and found instrumental and vocal
materials, which were severely
restructured and processed
electronically.
Audio processing by
Endre Szkarosi, Budapest, 1995.
1995 Endre Szkarosi, Budapest.

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