“The ultimate underground acid house LIVEact
by a multi-talented creative person.”
1994. Bernáthy & Son // 2012. Bernáthy Zsiga live
FMK, Fáklya Klub, Loveparade - Berlin, Supersonic Technikum, Hypnosis, VOLT, BalatonSound, Deadcode & Friends, ...
Formation of Bernáth/Y & Son
[using exclusively analog instruments – synthesizers, drum machines]
end of 1994
live act at FMKand Fáklya Klub (Hungary)
summer of 1996
Loveparade, Berlin (as the first Hungarian performers ever)
end of 1997
establishment of Supersonic Technikum, the very first Hungarian electronic underground music club,
[combining digital and analog technology]
live act at Hypnosis’s Blast From the Past event (Merlin Club), at the VOLT Festival, and at the BalatonSound
13 January 2012 – the end of en era
Bernáth/Y Sándor, father and fellow artist passed away
March 2012 – Bernáthy Zsiga Live:
Supersonic, Deadcode & Friends, VOLT, BalatonSound, ...
“…his biography is closely intertwined with the life of his father, Sándor Bernáth (or Sándor Bernáth/Y, as he was known in the world of electronic music), who passed away on 13 January 2012. They not only formed a complete unit on stage as the Bernáthy & Son live act project, but have also worked together as artists and graphic designers. For this reason, Zsiga carries on his father’s intellectual heritage genetically (too).” (citation from an interview made in the spring of 2012, published on www.Soundhead.hu)
Zsiga is neither a DJ, nor a ‘music fabricator ‘– he is a LIVE ACT artist. When he performs, he plays his own music live through the simultaneous use of the newest software and the oldest synthesizers (Ableton Live, iPad, iPhone, and among many other vintage stuff, the 30-years-old TB303 BassLine). The sounds produced with these vintage synths, the never-ending chains of his own loops and grooves intertwoven make every one of his live acts a one-off, spontaneous and unrepeatable show full of improvization. This has been the essence of every Bernáth/Y & Son performances during the past 20 years and this is what Zsiga decided to continue now in solo.
His style is electronic, dynamic and psychedelic – a rich mixture of techno, trance, acid, psy and breakbeat, but without a fixed recipe or scenario. The final musical experienxe is always dependent on the interactions of the audience and the artist there and then, when Zsiga is on stage.
No doubt that his father’s charismatic personality determined Zsiga’s life – however, this only meant a lot more faith, love and freedom. Fine Arts High School and Arts University, then a shared graphic design business with his father, the Solid, and then Zsiga’s own VJ-team, the Urbanizer all evidence the diversity of his artistic talent. Exhibitions, videos, posters, book covers are all examples of his self-expression. Although music is becoming more and more dominant lately: working and composing is continuous, as there is always something to give and say. And as long as an artist feels like this, he just can not keep quiet.