A sound designer who learned the secret craft of creating sonic magic from highly acclamied composer Gyorgy Kurtag – his father. A drummer who is also a space enthusiast and a tireless inventor of tech gadgets. A bassist with the highest respect towards all things digital, while he is easily one of the most musical bass players in his country. They are Sc.Art.

Three highly acclaimed musicians in action, having fun melting the boundaries of art, science and entertainment. Friends who first met in the black and white scenery of Budapest in the late ’60s, now playing together in the colorful international electronic setting of a new century.

Sc.Art are:
Miklós Lengyelfi II (Hungary) bass guitar, effects
András Márton (Hungary) electronic drums
György Kurtág Jr.
 (France) sound design, synthesizer, electronic percussion

The ensemble was founded in 2009 in Budapest, gave their first concert in August 2009 and released their first album, The Well-Tempered Universe in 2009. The album won the Classic Contemporary Album of the Year Award in 2010 in Hungary.




















Composer and sound designer, he has lived near Bordeaux, France since 1993 where he is a member of the scientific council of SCRIME (Information and Electroacoustic Musical Research Studio). His research extends to the articulation of musical movements as well as the design of new digital instruments. His early influences were Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. In the past decades he has worked and performed in the most prestigious studios and music halls around the world.

He wrote an "electronic hybrid" musical work for string quartet and synthesizer called "Zwiegespräch" with his father, Gyorgy Kurtag Sr. on commission from the Paul Sacher Foundation. The work was performed at the 2000 Lucerne Festival, the 2001 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (with the Arditti Quartet), and the 2002 Wiener Festwochen (with the Keller Quartet). In 2008 Gyorgy Kurtag Sr.’s "Kurtag 80" CD, which includes a recording of "Zwiegespräch," written by father and son, was named among the top three contenders in the best contemporary music recording category for MIDEM in 2009.

Kurtag introduced the software developed by Francois Pachet in his work entitled "The Continuator Project" at Sony’s Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Paris, the 24 Hestejada de Las Arts d’Uzeste Musical (2001) and the "Sons d’Hiver" festival in Paris, as well as festivals in Budapest and Vienna in 2002.

Since 1983 has been working with Ferenc Grunwalsky. Received the Best Film Music award in 1993 from the Film Critics’ Association for "Goldberg Variations." Composed music with Quatuor Lugosi for Ed Wood’s film, "Plan 9 from Outer Space," considered a cinematic event when shown in Paris in 1996.

He has worked with the German firm Shadow, among others, in creating the prototype for a synthesis module to be used with a guitar-midi interface. Established the Comité des Fêtes ensemble with Daniel Kientzy (saxophone) and Frank Royan Le Mee (vocals), which draws from the eclectic contemporary music of the 1980s, ancient music, and incorporates theatrical and musical elements as well as.

After completing his studies in composition in Budapest, he was assistant teacher to Messias Malguasca at the Centre Européen de Recherche Musical (European Center for Musical Research) in Metz. Between 1980 and 1986 he was composer, researcher and musical assistant at IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique –Institute for Research and Acoustic Music Coordination) where he worked with Mauricio Kagel, Sylvano Bussotti and Peter Eotvos. Took part in Pierre Boulez’ Repons American tour.

In 2009 Kurtag received an invitation to hold a workshop at Carnegie Hall, New York within the framework of the year-long cultural event series, “Extremely Hungary,” which introduced Hungary’s cultural heritage to the New York City and Washington DC audience.

Comité des Fêtes (with Daniel Kientzy, saxophone; Frank Royan Le Mee, vocals and keyboards)
1er Pas (with Pascal Lefeuvre, hurdy gurdy, Ed. Alba Musica)
Lux Nox: SMS (BMC Records, Budapest)
Kurtag 80 (BMC Records, Budapest)


















Drummer, singer, composer and producer of iconic Hungarian new wave rock band, KFT.

With KFT, he has played the largest Hungarian arenas, festivals and tv shows, and released 11 studio albums. Many of their singles have been national radio hits for over two decades, while albums went Gold and Platinum. In 2006, band members were granted the Hungarian Republic’s Order of Merit of the Knight’s Cross award. Apart from their home country, KFT have played the United States, the United Kingdom, Cuba and all over Europe since their formation in 1981.

Work of KFT which he brought to the band and oversaw as producer includes:
– the first internet broadcast concert in Hungary, with Andras Wahorn painting live from Los Angeles and Hazel O’Connor singing live from Dublin, while KFT played in front of 15,000 people in Budapest and an internet audience (1996)
– album premiere in outer space. Within the framework of the "Cosmic Call" program, alongside messages from Sir Arthur C. Clarke, David Bowie, Greg Lake and astronaut Sally Ride, new songs of KFT began their journey in the universe, beyond the Solar System. In addition to the songs, a special 30-second video-message was made to extra terrestrials. The broadcast went out via an astronomic radio antenna, 70-meter in diameter from Jevpatorij in the Ukraine.(2003)
– a computer-multimedia program released on the vinyl album cover (1986)
– ad supported multi-platinum free CD release of their 2008 album
– the first domain name and web site for a music group in Hungary (1996)
– playing a laser harp on stage (2011)

He developed a telepromter system in 1993 which has been used ever since in major tv news programmes, chat shows and live events.

Interested in time travel, he formed and published a magazine in which historic events were told in present tense. The vast catalogue of articles were later made into tv news format history lessons on video.

An avid fan of The Beatles, ha translated all their lyrics to Hungarian for the first time. This book and his personal contribution has played a vital part in stage plays based on the Fab Four’s music in Hungary.

His company, that produced live broadcast solutions to Hungary’s leading news portal, helped out Tiscali in bringing Nelson Mandela’s first 46664 charity concert from Cape Town to Hungarian internet audiences in 2005.

Between 2001 and 2006, he was curator of live concerts at Budapest’s largest Summer club, Zold Pardon.

Apart from holding one of the most prestigious State medals in Hungary, he is also the ‘Honorary Space Captain and President of the UFO Greeting Committee’ of Kapolcs, a Hungarian Summer art festival.



Plays bass and double bass in KFT since 1981. Apart from playing with KFT on 11 albums and live around the world, he has been a vital part of many other established artist’s touring bands.

Miklos lived in played music in Norway for a while.

Interested and experienced in all aspects of music, he was editor in chief of Hungary’s Musicians Magazine between 1996 and 2010. He started his own music news portal in 2011.







Special thanks to:
Barnabás Takács (Digital Elite Inc., www.PanoCast.com)
István Szapudi (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)
Prof. Don Gurnett (University of Iowa)
Bill Kurth (University of Iowa)
Csaba Mecseki
Péter Háry
Judit Csák

Photo: Zoltan Bese, Andrea Gáspár, Lenke Szilágyi
Sc.Art logo: Krisztina Grész for Reverb Productions