07. 03. 2023


On Wednesday, April 19, at 8 pm, a theatrical concert performance entitled The Unraveling of the Cube by Platon Karataev X Miklós H. Vecsei and QJÚB will be presented in the main hall of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj.

Miklós H. Vecsei's team has created its latest theatrical concert performance, The Unraveling of the Cube, based on the works of János Pilinszky and Sándor Csoóri, with a live projected set by the KiégőIzzók team and an installation by Szonja Koltay. The performance also features Lóránd Kiss (lighting) and Máté Gál (sound).

Each member of the team is a recognised artist in their own field, working at the intersection of theatre, music and performance:

Bori Hegedűs - vocals, Ábel Mihalik - drums, Jakab Frimmel - keyboards, electronics, Viktor Paczári - bass guitar, Huba Ratkóczi - lead guitar. Their debut performance, entitled Dialogue in the Dark, has had over 50 performances and nearly 20,000 spectators since its premiere in June 2021.

In their new performance, they have tried to bring together elements of the visual world, musical complexity and lighting art in the most cathartic form possible, so that the oeuvre of the two giants of poetry is remembered beyond the mere verbal level...

"Language is a mysterious thing. Like the eye, or an unfinished gesture. That's all he said: "Blessed are those who weep... And it has been inexhaustible ever since. I don't know if you understand, but we're talking about a kind of anarchism, about not knowing anything all over again."

The band Platon Karataev, named after Lev Tolstoy's character, was founded in Budapest in 2016. They have played to sold-out crowds in Hungary at the Akvárium and the A38 Hajó, and abroad at events including the Reeperbahn and Liverpool Sound City festivals. Our first album, For Her (2017), put the band on the international map, and their songs have since been streamed millions of times around the world. The band's second album, Atoms (2020), saw them move away from their previous acoustic direction towards a louder, grander sound. The album is about searching for and questioning our innermost selves, with songs that sometimes plunge towards ourselves and sometimes move away from that space. The band's January album, Partért kiáltó (Crying for a Coast), continues on this spiral, looking at man through the eyes of water, mountain and forest, and wandering further around the core of existence. The band is already working on its next full-length album, some of which may be performed at shows ahead of its release.

Tickets for the theatrical concert performance of The Unraveling of the Cube are available at the theatre's ticket office (weekdays between 10 am and 2 pm) and online at www.biletmaster.ro.