Ulysses Journey 2022 Concert at the Budapest Music Center

15 June 2022 18:00

Budapest Music Center

2 February 2022 marked the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses by James Joyce.  In light of the importance to Dublin and Ireland of this milestone in world literature, as well as its significance to Paris where it was first published, the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland (CMC) and Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI) are presenting an international celebration across Ireland and Europe from February to June 2022.  Ulysses Journey 2022 started in Dublin and Paris on 2 February 2022, and journeyed to Belfast and back to Dublin in early February 2022 and throughout April 2022.  It is now travelling to Budapest for 15-17 June 2022 and will arrive in Paris on 18 June 2022.

Concert Programme

A series of concerts of new and existing works by both Irish and Hungarian composers is being presented for Ulysses Journey 2022 in Belfast, Dublin, Budapest and Paris, performed by Hungarian guitarist Katalin Koltai and Irish soprano Elizabeth Hilliard and featuring works selected by Katalin following an open call for works.

In the Budapest Music Center on 15 June 2022, the following programme of works by Irish and Hungarian composers - mostly Hungarian premieres - will be presented by guitarist Katalin Koltai and soprano Elizabeth Hilliard:

Benjamin DwyerHommage á Ligeti, performed by Katalin Koltai (world premiere)

Gráinne Mulveysoft morning city  6’

Máté Balogh Little Harry Hughes  4’

Petra Szászi - Oak  5’

***  Intermission  ***

Seán Clancyau milieu d'un demi  9’

Alessio Elia - Caducae Resonantiae  3’

Ian Wilson - Cortége  9’

Daragh Black HynesProteus  8’

Greg Caffrey - ‘the private consciousness of Molly Bloom’, performed with Elizabeth Hilliard  8’

The event will also feature CMC Composer's Voice interviews with the composers and performers led by CMC's Linda O’Shea Farren. These conversations will give the audience an opportunity to hear about the inspiration behind the works, the composers' processes and some of the techniques used.


Free entry! Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Covid 19 Information

In accordance with current Covid-19 regulations in Hungary, no masks or vaccination ID is necessary for visiting BMC and attending the programme.


Visitors using a wheelchair may use the lift at the Imre utca entrance for entering BMC, then navigate to the elevator across the lobby to reach the Library on the 1st floor.

The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Project Lottery Funding. Ulysses Journey 2022 is a programme of events and commissions celebrating the centenary of the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses across Ireland, France and Hungary from February to June 2022. Responding to Ulysses, this project features an international series of concerts, screenings of six newly commissioned music and film works and talks about Joyce. Funders and partners of Ulysses Journey 2022 include Budapest Music Center; Centre Culturel Irlandais supported by the Irish Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 programme; Centre Culturel Hongrois, Paris; Embassy of Ireland, Hungary; Embassy of Hungary, Dublin; FUGA Budapest Centre of Architecture; Irish Film Institute; Moving on Music; New Music Dublin; One Dublin One Book through funding from Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin City Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media; Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC); Sundays @ Noon at The Hugh Lane Gallery.

This concert is supported by Culture Ireland.


Budapest Music Center

BUDAPEST MUSIC CENTER 1093 Bp. Mátyás utca 8.

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