Berlin-Budapest Express

We are happy to present our first project in Hungary, the Berlin-Budapest Express. Over two weekends in June and September, Hungary’s new House of Music will host this celebration of contemporary music from around the world, hosted/curated by Digital in Berlin.

There is perhaps no other cultural area where Hungarian art has made a bigger impact than in music. A number of Hungarian composers and musicians – among them Ferenc Liszt, Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, György Ligeti and Zoltán Kocsis – have made their mark on the universal language of music, yet Hungary lacked a centre to provide a comprehensive overview of the treasures of their legacy in the global context of music history.

The House of Music Hungary by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has a tripartite structure in regard to both its architectural and institutional organisation. On the underground level, places have been allocated to permanent and temporary exhibitions on an area of more than 2,000 square metres.

The two interior spaces on the level of the park are suitable for hosting live music events, concerts and workshops. In the open-air garden area, people can have a pleasant conversation while enjoying concerts and performances on an open-air stage. The upstairs level houses the library providing a place for quiet study, learning and education with works primarily on popular music, as well as music education rooms with workshops bringing young people closer to music.

As the name of the series suggests, we encourage our guests to travel from Berlin to Budapest via the scenic train routes that connect the two cities, rather than by the usual stressful and less sustainable air routes. In this way, the physical connection between the cities can be experienced as a single journey.

Berlin-Budapest Express
Spring edition: June, 2-4.2023
Autumn Edition: September, 15-17.2023
Programme/Tickets will be released by January 2023.