Tibor Szemző (Hungary)

A graduate of the Hungarian Academy of Music in Budapest, 52-year-old Tibor Szemzö is a minimalist composer, perhaps best known internationally for his role as a founder of two prominent Hungarian music groups. Group 180 was a profoundly influential ensemble, renowned for its performances of Hungarian minimalism; it also performed works by minimalist composers from other nations, such as Philip Glass and Steve Reich. He is currently working with recording group The Gordian Knot. In recent years Szemzo's interest has increasingly turned to film and he initially worked in video and film shorts. A Guest of Life is his first full-length feature, intermixing documentary footage, animation, and Super 8mm film stock.


  • Koponyaalapi Törés/ Skullbase Fracture
    20', HU, 1985
  • CUBA
    32', HU, 1993
  • A Túlpart/ The Other Shore
    20', HU, 1998
  • Ez van!/ What There Is
    11', HU, 2005
  • Az élet vendége - Csoma-legendárium/ A Guest of Life- Alexander Csoma de Körös
    79´, HU, 2006

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