Born 1969 in Budapest Zsolt Sőrés aka Ahad Improvised/electroacoustic and noise musician, sound artist, editor, performance and conceptual artist. Groups: Abstract Monarchy Trio (with Franz Hautzinger), a duo with Rhodri Davies, Budapastis (with the members of the Parisian children-noise-rock group, Dragibus), a trio with Oli Mayne and Zsolt Varga, a duo with Christian Skjødt, I Belong to the Band (with Adam Bohman, Oli Mayne, Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg) etc. His field of interest and activitybeside musicincludes the borderline and the margin of different art forms, too. He is also collaborate with artists from different fields of art (coreographers, stage directors, fine artists and videomakers, film directors etc.). He is the member and the program managing editor of the still independent „Tilos Rádió („Forbidden Radio) „No Wave" programme. Currently he is the main organizer of the underground film screening series called „Club of Invisible Films" at Ludwig Museum in Budapest. He is the artistic director of „Relative (Cross)Hearings International Indpendent Contemporary Music Meeting" in Budapest. Recentlyin 2008he edited a book and wrote a preface study about „New Chances of Autonomy" with the texts by Hakim Bey aka Peter Lamborn Wilson among other onthological anarchists.
AHAD'S MASTERS GARDEN series (Zsolt Sőrés's conceptual solo project)list of works
I. SHAPESHIFTING (2007)
(live solo) soundtracks for the following films: Rrose Sélavy: Anémic Cinéma (1926); Alan Schneider: Samuel Beckett's Film (1965); Alexander Hammid: The Private Life of a Cat (1944).
II. SONGS FROM THE LOTUS ISLAND A PRELUDE FOR A COLLECTIVE AYAHUASCA HEALING /HOMMAGE À ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY/ (2007)
this audiowork is a sound collage / special mix for the experimental radio art program Mixmag at the Radio Petőfi, Hungary. Program curated by Tamás Turai.
III. THE HARMONIAN BLUES MUSIC FOR FILM, THEATRE AND DANCE (2007-2009)
(with the group Desert Chaos) will be the upcoming release in Summer, 2010 as a three-way split double album with Ahad, AudioTong and Fourth Dimension Records. This album contains the music pieces what was composed for the surreal-horror film Ingression by the underground film director from Russian Far-East, Khabarovsk City, Andrey Iskanov.
IV. EMPIRE (2009)
(live group project with the following participants: Ahad, Csaba Füle from Budapest, Masuda Despera Keisuke and Yoshida Sugo Takayoshi from from the psychedelic rock band Uramichi, Tokyo) live soundtrack for the extant selected 60 mins (at 24 fps) from the originally 485 mins long film Empire (1964) by Andy Warhol.
V. HOLY GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE IN MEMORIAM ERNŐ KIRÁLY (2010)
a lo-fi/lo-tech piece for the Dictaphonia Microcassette Compilation Project, curating and concepted by Hal McGee. Released on Dictaphonia Microcassette Compilation Project Volume 7 (March, 2010) http://www.halmcgee.com/dictaphoniavolumeseven.html
VI. DRONES OF NEW BABYLON
inspired by Constant Nieuwenhuys, Asger Jorn, Guy Debord and other situationists
VII. AHAD & DESPERA: AMMEN Ō / CHAPTERS FROM THE AHADS MASTERS GARDEN SESSIONS (2007)
double album released on 9th May, 2010 at Zeromoon Netlabel (zero106). http://www.zeromoon.com/?p=299
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