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Gordiusi Čomó

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Gordiusi Čomó (Gordius Knot) was a musical project created by Tibor Szemző, a composer, performer and media artist active between 1996 and 2007. Szemző studied at the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy between 1976 and 1979, and later became a member of the 180 Group. In 1986, he created the open music formation "Takarmánybázis nyitott zenei" (Fodder Basis), and later the Gordius Knot. The band was originally a trio (with Szemző, Péter Magyar and Tamás Tóth), but soon expanded its ranks. They used modern technology and traditional instruments at the same time. Sometimes the group cooperated with other bands (such as the Agon Orchestra – Prague, Moyzes Quartet – Pozsony, the Gypsy Band of Jenő Oláh or the Moving House Dramatic Company, etc) as well. They played Szemző’s work ’The Impossible Story’ (1996–2000) and the ’The Next River Bank’ (1996), which he composed for Béla Hamvas’s writings, but also the ’Tractatus’ (1991–1995) by Szemző, which is a chamber music piece based on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

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