Barabás Lőrinc

Barabás Lőrinc


Barabás Lőrinc, trumpet player and composer, is an influential character of the improvised music scene in Budapest, providing like-minded individuals the opportunity to experiment with the nexus of jazz, electronic and classical music. His avant-garde approach in composing guides the audience to explore music in a multi-dimensional, instinctive way, by bringing them on voyage to unanticipated contemporary or sometimes wild tribal regions. The essence of his uniqueness is to create a sensitively vibrating harmonic state without any expectations towards his listeners.

Barabás released eleven albums since 2007 with his different bands and projects (Barabás Lőrinc Eklektric, Barabás Lőrinc Quartet, Random Szerda, Barabás Lőrinc Solo Live Act), and currently preparing a set of solo songs to be out in 2023. He is a very active performer and prolific artist, always striving for something new and innovative. In 2019 and 2022 he composed two pieces for symphonic orchestra, which opened a new direction for him in the scene of contemporary classical music.

Over the past fifteen years he played and shared the stage with several internationally recognized artists, like Thievery Corporation, Bonobo, Erik Truffaz, Nikola Conte, Nils Petter Molvaer or Niklas Paschburg. He collabo- rated with US singer Valerie June on her album, and played with her at events like the Montreux Jazz Festival and the iTunes Festival in London. He also played at the Noosa Jazz festival in Australia, North Sea Jazz Fes- tival in the Netherlands, Bestival in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong Jazz Festival, numerous music venues in The United States, Ficamazonia Film Festival in Columbia or the Dubai World Expo 2020 besides others.


Barabás opened his world up to solo performance with his 2013 album Sastra, which was followed by Elevator Dance Music in 2015. Capturing the zeitgeist, Algorhythms (2019) was released on a flash disk packaged in a CD case. His solo project is based on jazz and electronic music, sometimes mixed with a more classical playing style. In addition to the trumpet, he uses keyboard instruments, a looper and other sound modulators to play his original, semi-improvised compositions. He combines meditative, “chill-out” moods and dancing rhythms, as well as all shades in between. His multi-instrumental music-making is not only worth hearing, but also to watch, as it is a spectacular and unique performance. With their definite sense of character, his pieces are almost like film soundtracks, placing more and more emphasis on the piano.