VERITAS Research Institute and Archives

22 June 2016

On June 22nd, 2016, the National Cultural Fund Cseh Tamás Program will host a conference titled Időtlen hangok (Timeless Voices) in the first-floor auditorium of the Ludwig Museum. The presenters will talk about Hungarian rock ‘n roll history. Moreover they will pay their respects to those musical icons who have celebrated their 70th birthdays, such as János Bródy, Ferenc Demjén, Károly Frenreisz, Zsuzsa Koncz and Feró Nagy. After listening to the exciting presentations, the guests of the conference will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive guided tour.

What kind of cultural impact did the stars of yesterday make? Whom can we refer to as the Hungarian godfathers of rock ’n roll? Whose restless bohemianism led to the discovery of a new musical style?

These influential giants were born a few years after WWII, while the beat-pop-rock cultural movement they helped found flourished during the Kádár era. World famous bands, performers and music producers all started out in those decades, influencing a generation with their unforgettable hits.

Among the historians invited to present at the conference is Eszter Zsófia Tóth, Senior Research Fellow at the VERITAS Research Institute for History. She will give her lecture titled The Characteristics of Zsuzsa Koncz’s Singing Career during the Socialist Era.