Jam for Nature
Musical talent contest.
Twenty groups are participating in the competition!
The prize winners!
- Grand Prize winner, who will have the possibility to write the theme song for the 2017 festival: Aurevoir.
- Best arrangement: The Palmada Orchestra
- Best sound: The Crossroads
- Best female vocalist: Emese Tóth, Karibra Kollektíva
- Best male vocalist: Dávid Szeleczki
- The CrossroadsBest lyrics: Ohm Maid, “Vidék”
Jam for Nature jury
- László Fodor, Hot Jazz Band
- Livius Varga, Quimby
- Attila Mátyás, Mátyás Attila Band
- Balázs Lencsés, composer
Balázs Lencsés: “I immediately found the thought of holding a talent contest within the framework of the festival to be appealing. Although it did not draw a huge crowd this first time as a result of the lack of known performers, the idea of attracting people to the event who are perhaps less responsive to nature films proved to be an outstanding initiative. In addition to this, providing young musical groups and musicians with the possibility of reaching their goals is, in itself, a noble endeavor, since the talent contests that are fashionable with media almost without exception focus on individual singers and essentially exclude instrument players and groups from the possibility of appearing. The wide musical spectrum and high-quality productions of the entrants made the jury’s task difficult. This is why I proposed that next year we rethink the prize categories. I would separate the musical groups of one or two people from those with more performers and in addition to the singers, I would definitely feature the best musicians. All in all, for me this was a very pleasant event and an honor. I hope that I can be part of it next year as well and that we can see and judge similarly good if not even better productions!”
László Fodor: “I consider holding a kind of musical festival within the framework of the Nature Film Festival to be a great initiative. This year there were twenty musical groups and the jury certainly did not have an easy task as a result of the high quality of the productions. And I was also very happy that in this technologically highly developed world I only heard a few groups and soloists whose studio recordings available on You Tube were much better and more clearly intonated, mostly with the singers, than that heard at the concerts. Unfortunately, there are vocalists who appear in the media whose live performances cause disappointment. Luckily I experienced this very rarely here. Finally, I would like to congratulate everybody, because it is good to see the ambition to make professional music and with many of the groups this proved to be not only an ambition, but could be heard and seen on a practical level as well.”
The Jam for Nature musical talent contest will also be held in 2017. Just like this year, the songs performed at this contest will be placed on the website and a vote will be held to determine the favorites.