Tu Fokan Music Camp is organized by Óbuda Waldorf School's Music School since 2010.
For whom? The camp fits young people at the age between cca. 13 and 18 years, who play any instrument: strings, winds, keyboards, percussion, acoustic or electronic - or sing.
What level? Beginners and advanced are all welcome, concerning both individual practice and the experience in playing with others.
In the spirit of openness towards the world, we expose a broad musical variety. We play rock, jazz, classical, deal with contemporary improvisation. Give room to individual creativity, via improvisation and composition.
Waldorf pedagogy. We deal with the dichotomy of "teaching art" and "teaching by art" based on Rudolf Steiner's priciples. Some of our participants have extraordinary abilities. We find it very important to help their talents to develop. The same time it's equally important to work with those, who probably won't choose a musical life carrier. Music as social art is in focus. Our workshops are "social spaces", where mutual attention, communication - including musical communication - has an emphasised role.
Our camps in 2021
(in English and Hungarian languages)
Kékvölgy Waldorf School, in Pilisszentlászló, Hungary
26th July - 1st August 2021
Recommended for more or less advanced players and singers at the age of cca. 13-16. Teaching language is English. The camp works with 4 groups. There are 4 workshops during the day, and 4 teachers, dealing with different styles. Each groups meet all teachers every day. Workshops take 75 minutes. Besides 5 hours of organized music there will be enough time for various other activities, to enjoy the summer season. Groups will be composed by taking the instruments, ages, experience, and national and gender balance into consideration. We have a concert at the end of the camp.
Standards (rock, jazz, folk) workshop – Janka Hajnóczy
Standards are selected from the best of popular music: rock, folk, jazz.
Classical workshop – Benjámin Forgó
Classical pieces, arrangements from the periods of music history.
Do It Yourself – Atom Bernáth Tamás
This workshop deals with the participants' own ideas - a melody, a guitar-riff, a chord progression, a poem, or even a song. How can a small community extend a root idea into a full work?
Soundpainting improvisation – Ádám Darázs
Soundpainting is a conducted sign language for improvisation. Participants not only learn to follow the basics in one week, but they get prepared to conduct themselves.
Accomodation is in the classrooms of the school. Mattrasses and sleeping bags are needed. Sleeping outside is possible, if you can bring a tent. Meals: breakfast, supper, dinner. Special diets (vegetarian, vegan, etc.) will be served, please indicate.
The camp costs €165. An advance of €35 is asked by 15th June, pls see details in the Application form. All applicants - specially new ones - are asked to attach a short musical video of themselves, by sharing via email: hajnoczy.zene dot gmail.com
Location. Pilisszentászló, Kékvölgy Waldorf school >>The official address of the school is 2009 Pilisszentlászló, Szabadság tér 3. We will be in the new building, at the edge of the village, almost in the wood.
14th- 23rd July
Summer Free Music School
(from Wednesday morning till Saturday morning)
For cca. 17-20 year olds, with more advanced skills and experience
Morning courses (10 am – 1 pm)
Participation in the morning courses is obligatory, but everybody can decide which ones to choose. These workshops are not neccessarily aimed to produce performances, they are more for experience and learning. You can alternate between participating, you can try more.
Ádám Darázs – Audio-Visual Workshop. "During the workshop we will be experimenting with the relationship between video and sound. We will make music, effects and sound environments for short videos and animations."
Atom Tamás Bernáth - In constant collaboration with the other workshops, we create a Music Work. Using the experience of recent years, we build the Music from joint improvisations, sounpainting happenings, and the young musicians own compositions. We examine the work in its stages, discuss current states, and the subjective emotional and mental relations related to them, looking for and creating aesthetic and philosophical aspects. Try to form a unified concept and find the ideal state of the work. Of course, the goal is also to play the finished piece as professionally as possible, and we record this in the best possible quality.
Csaba Hajnóczy – "Balance Game" - Improvisations according to the instructions of László Sáry. The essence of Sáry's method is to free music from mere customs and conventions, and thus to create new sounds and to expand our boundaries.
Gergely Pázmándi (Mr G) - "In the last few years, I have been doing courses that aimed for a specific subject in music. This proved to be useful for some of you but it was never useful for everyone. Since we are all different in regards of our musical background and our motivation, in this year’s Free School, my course will not have a specified subject. I will do band coaching for solo and group projects alike. I’m expecting groups and individuals who have a song or composition in their minds and would like to perfect that while having fun in the camp. This way – I hope – we will be able to maximize our efficiency and minimize time pressure. In our free time, I continue to welcome anyone for private “lessons”, talks, walks or anything they might need."
Video workshop - Inspired by the video work done at last year’s camp, this year we are also organizing a video course for the participants. The details are being worked out.
Other planned contributing teachers: Éva Bodrogi – (vocals) and Gabi Kenderesi (vocals)
Afternoons (3pm - 6 pm)
In the afternoon all musicians are invited to participate in self-organized groups, following own ideas. The groups choose standards, pieces, own compositions, improvisation methods, and practice them for the final concert. Teachers help them to achieve the best outcome.
Conditions. Participants are suggested to have passed their 16th birthday. They are supposed to play actively an instrument or sing. New participants are asked to introduce themselves by a musical video recording, shared via hajnoczy.zene at gmail.com
Accomodation is in the classrooms of the school. Mattresses and sleeping bags are needed. (In case of need we can help.) Sleeping outside is possible, if you can bring a tent. Meals: breakfast, supper, dinner. Special diets (vegetarian, vegan, etc.) will be served, please indicate.
The camp costs €230. An advance of €40 is asked by 15th June, pls see details in the Application form.
Location. Pilisszentászló, Kékvölgy Waldorf School >>
The official address of the school is 2009 Pilisszentlászló, Szabadság tér 3. We will be in the new building, at the edge of the village, almost in the wood.