1705

Live Act Jazz Jazz Organic Electronic Music
1705 - Jazz Jazz Organic Electronic Music Live Act in Budapest

1705 Short Info

There are several reasons for this trio's unusual choice of name: for one thing, this is the title of one of their songs (Zsolt Kaltenecker wrote it on a historical keyboard instrument made in 1705), for another, it brings up associations with the Legend of 1900 film and its hero, who deliberately or inadvertently mocks the musical hard-liners. For the members of the ensemble, openness and the crossing of imagined or real boundaries are the primary motivations. It is thanks to this approach that the trio's music nonetheless produces a homogeneous whole while combining dozens of influences: the melody and dynamism of popular music, the freshness of electronic music, the straining of classical music to achieve harmony, the diversity of world music and, of course, the freedom of jazz and its delicate combinations.In addition to arcing improvisations that often seem to drift towards infinity, Zsolt's piano play often builds on the complete independence of his two hands and is immediately recognisable, András's unusual set of percussion instruments (on which he sometimes plays with almost complete freedom, sometimes like a sophistically programmed drum machine), and Béla's full-bodied, warm double bass and lyrically delivered solos are all hallmarks of 1705. Zsolt played for longer periods with Béla in the nineties and András in the first decade of the new millennium - and the fruits of their collaboration can be heard on four records in all. The trio was founded in late 2010 when Béla returned to Hungary from Australia after 15 years. Their first record was released as 1705 in 2012, the second titled "Zone" in 2015.

There are several reasons for this trio's unusual choice of name: for one thing, this is the title of one of their songs (Zsolt Kaltenecker wrote it on a historical keyboard instrument made in 1705), for another, it brings up associations with the Legend of 1900 film and its hero, who deliberately or inadvertently mocks the musical hard-liners. For the members of the ensemble, openness and the crossing of imagined or real boundaries are the primary motivations. It is thanks to this approach that the trio's music nonetheless produces a homogeneous whole while combining dozens of influences: the melody and dynamism of popular music, the fres...

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Past Gigs 1705

  • 12 | 2015 Budapest Opus Jazz Club
  • 11 | 2015 Kosice Jazz For Sale Kosice
  • 11 | 2015 Bratislava Jazz For Sale Bratislava
  • 11 | 2015 Eger TBA
  • 11 | 2015 Nagykanizsa Jazz Festival

Discography 1705

  • 2015 Zone Album | BMC Records
  • 2012 1705 Album | Hunnia Records

Media

  • Video 1705 - Nocturne Revisited
  • Video 1705 "Prime Numbers" OPUS J...
  • Video 1705 - Palio OFFICIAL VIDEO
  • Video 1705 - Zone

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Origin

  • Budapest HU

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Zsolt Kaltenecker electric and acoustic pianos, sampler, electronics
  • Béla Piri double bass
  • András Dés percussions