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Hungary Today FEBRUARY 9, 2015 - by Staff Writers
HUNGARIAN NOISE ARTIST KAYAMAR WINS PRESTIGIOUS BRITISH FESTIVAL
Hungarian sound artist Kayamar (real name Viktor Magyaróvári) has been named one of the winners of the British Noise Festival. The prestigious professional award was granted to the Hungarian artist for performing his own piece, who is able to sing in choir with himself thanks to his ambitus spanning over five and a half octaves.
Roxy Music musician Brian Eno, who is the curator of the event and has worked as a musician with David Bowie, Coldplay and U2, praised Kayamar for his extraordinary voice and humour - Hungarian website Fidelio writes that the winning video appealed to organisers so much that they danced to it at the festival's offices. Mr. Eno's decision is of special significance because in accordance with traditions, the winning performance was announced in the House of Commons, the lower house of the Englih parliament.
Kayamar rose to fame for the first time in 2011 by winning T-Mobile's composer competition. When he was asked who sang in the choir, which spanned from megabass to soprano, he said to the awe of everyone: "Me. Alone." The young Hungarian talent, who is not yet thirty years old, works in several languages, including Hungarian, English and the imaginary language Kamirami, the entire vocabulary and grammar of which was invented by himself.