Choice of Name
The original Latin word “in flagranti” is from the Byzantine era of Justinianus Caesar (527-565). It means on fire or burning, but also describes the uncomfortable moment of being caught by surprise in an embarrassing sexual situation. Although fashionable and well known, nowadays the actual expression is not so profane. In the aforementioned ancient empire, they used this expression to describe when somebody was caught in the act of perpetrating a crime or misdemeanour. A moment caught in time! This is a more colourful and sensitive expression than how we use it today. To catch a moment, to live through, to capture – THIS IS MUSIC! Only art can do this. To immortalize an inexpressible experience, that everyone can make palpable. This is the essence of music. The only reason for which an orchestra named itself after such a difficult to describe word, is for the MESSAGE! This message pervades everything – in a gesticulation, in the whiff of peat fungus in spring earth, or in the theory of relativity. Even in the most primitive cave drawings, the message lies untouched and fed by ancient instincts.
Well you could appreciate Inflagranti’s music like this or in any way you like, but everyone likes to remember beautiful experiences, and a song can help to reinforce those memories.
Two friends formed the band, specifically Zsolt Karlovits and Attila Fenyvesi. In 1997 a young man with big hopes and dreams walked into the front of the Academy of Music and placed an advert: “Looking for creative musician partner to produce music”. Attila, a French Horn graduate, read the notice and decided to call the number because he was an amateur rock singer/musician also fondling the idea of this type of ambition. After the initial difficulties of getting to know each other, the next steps came easily because Zsolt already had experience of forming bands, and Attila had more musical experience with which they could begin work. In 1999, Karlo’s previous band, “Mondd te Carlo” had a publishing deal with BMG records, which also tied the brand new band to BMG. This determined the style of the band’s image to a certain extent. Although they could not publish anything until the six-month contract expired, material was prepared for the new album “Bármit megtennék”. It was now easier to find a new publishing partner, and a five-year contract with EMI was signed in 2000. Then began the really hard work. The period was mainly determined by German market tastes. In Hungary, the domination of flourishing record companies made the first album a success. It came at a high personal price but at least on its own merit.
Inflagranti’s New Website appears
We welcome you with pleasure to Inflagranti’s new homepage!
We tried to create an informative and up to date website where you can find out things about the musicians that you probably can’t find elsewhere!
We thought that fresh information and images is more important than visual design. You will see the content and form continually increase and change, of course to get as much information about the band’s life as you can. We apologise for little problems at the beginning, but we try to upload the rest as soon as possible.
New Single Released – “Változtam”
The single “Változtam” is the forerunner of a completely different album to be released in September 2005, characterised by more daring and outspoken lyrics.
Nomen est omen to be precise – the name dictates! The song didn’t get its name by accident. If you listen closely to the lyrics, it will become clear. VIVA is the only Hungarian music TV channel and added the song to the show instantly. It is important to every Hungarian band as the first stop for just about every successful song. We thank you! The band would now like to show a completely different side to the love songs that accounted for its success. What are we thinking of? All will be revealed when the album is released in September!!!
“Változások” Changes in the band’s life
As you might already know, one of the bands founder members Karló (Zsolt Karlovits), decided to leave in January 2005. The reasons are unclear, but are all Karló’s, as far as all the remaining members are concerned.
You might already know that the 1997-formed duo received an introductory opportunity with EMI in 2000 with their “Bármit Megtennék” album.
Mostly following changes in the music profession, but still an internal decision by the duo, the band increased to five members in Spring 2003. We went back to our roots because everyone had played in serious well-known productions. It was a collective decision to play exclusively live as a group, because the interaction with the audience makes the concert more entertaining. Machine-like and impersonal playback performances make a completely different experience for the audience!
The four member group, Fenyvesi Attila – singer, keyboards, Tátrai Sándor – Guitar, Herr Attila – bass guitar, and Idrányi Barna on drums, appeared in April 2005 on the single „Változtam” (I’ve changed) which is a taste of the forthcoming fourth album, and differs significantly in content and style from previous Inflagranti productions. The title gives a hint of changes to come.
Up to now, Inflagranti’s music contained mainly a “pop-dance” policy, but the new album represents a more energetic line with more momentum.
The production is much better in the sound equipment and in the lyrics, touching such themes in today’s world that real people often feel with their own skins, even in today’s world where we suffer from information overload.
You will understand what we want to say in September when our new album appears with the name “I’ve Changed”!
Inflagranti’s frontman is getting married on 10th June 2005!
Attila Fenyvesi the singer of the band will marry his fiancée Emese Kiraly with whom he has already been living for 4 years!
The couple will marry by liturgy of the Catholic Church in the chapel of Jak at Vajdahunyad Castle on 10th June 2005 at 6 pm where, besides parents, family members and their friends, illustrious representatives of Hungarian music will be present if work commitments allow. After the wedding ceremony, dinner and reception will be at the Vajdahunyad castle, where the following guests have been invited: Andy Lee Robinson, Tóth Tibi-Hooligans, Kasza Tibi – Crystal, Judy, Szolnoki Péter – Bon Bon, Szasza – Zorall, Havasi Balázs, Mester Tamás, Bódi Gusztiék, Herczeg Zoli, Dobrády Ákos, Inti, Fehér Attila, Fekete Jenő, a Nox zenekar, and member of Irigy Hónaljmirigy.
Inflagranti to perform in Las Vegas?
Not long after Gyula saw a successful concert, our raunchy house son enquired above the band to America. After a short discussion it turned out that the guy was a concert organiser and didn’t exclude that Inflagranti could perform in Las Vegas after some organisational difficulties were solved. As soon as we know for sure, we will reveal more details.
Charity Performance for Church Renovation
After last summer’s open-air performance, on April 23rd 2005, the group gave a successful charity concert in Magyarnándor, to assist in renovating the local church. 300,000 forints or so were collected for the noble cause, and will probably solve many maintenance and renovation problems.
Classical Music Curriculum Vitae
1973: Attila was born in Balassagyarmat in Northern Hungary on November 28.
1983: Began studying music at the age of ten at Rózsavölgyi Márk Music School, in Balassagyarmat specializing on the hunting horn.
1988: Passed into Bartók Béla Music School in Miskolc, for children who would like to follow a career in music for the rest of their lives. The brass quintet transformed in the school after many many concerts, and international success came unexpectedly early.
1990: Came in first place in an international brass competition at Passau in Germany, to which the profession pays great attention.
1991: Came in second place in the following year, and was a sweet success, what maybe contributed to the first scholarship in 1992, and was admitted with nearly a maximum score to Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. Got into the thick of Hungarian classical music life, with the result of occasionally playing in the National Opera Symphony Orchestra, and in the band “Intermoduláció Kortárs Kamarazenekar” who gave a concert to the Radio France in Paris. After this, they came on the internationally acclaimed “Szombathelyi Bartók” seminar, which included such musicians as Péter Eötvös, Zoltán Kocsis and Miklós Perényi. Attila also played in the National Philharmonic Orchestra and in the Festival Orchestra, and toured many European countries.
1994: Attila came in first place with his brass quintet at the Prix Mercure International Chamber Competition organised in Semmering and Vienna. After this, he played with the Wiener Symphonic, the Viennese Musikvereinsaalban on several occasions!
In the same year, Attila’s brass quintet came third in the equally prestigious International Chamber Music Contest in Trapini in Sicily. Furthermore in this year, Attila and the brass quintet played the Mozart Sinfonia Concertanté with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, which was conducted by the legendary Vilmos Tátrai.
1995: Played in “Gateway to Success” an open concert sponsored by Douwe Egberts and also appears on CD.
1996: Played in a live concert for World Music Day organised by The Liszt Academy of Music and Hungarian Radio. The concert was led by Yehudi Menuhin and included Europe’s most classical music.
1996: Won the Budapest Philip Farkas Horn Competition and travelled to America for the Horn World Conference. Gave more solo concerts in this year with the European Symphony Orchestra, in European Member countries.
1997: Attila received French Horn Diploma from the Liszt Academy of Music.
1997-2000: Attila toured with the Budapest Strauss
Orchestra in France, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium and Spain.
Career History with Inflagranti
1997: Met Zsolt Karlovits after reading an advert places on a noticeboard in the Academy of Music, and following work slowly bore fruit.
2000: The album “Bármit Megtennék” (“I would do anything”) saw the light of day, on which more big hits were born on the radio stations.
The title song opened in the charts at No. 2, and reached No. 1 for several subsequent weeks, and remains ever since on their popular playlists.
2000: Epigramma won Jakab Líra award, and a nomination for the Golden Giraffe followed in 2001.
2003: The group grew from two to five members, and after hundreds of appearances, they now just take on live performances.
2003: Their “Szeress Úgy” (“Love Me So”) track led the Danubius Radio Hot 20 hit list for a month.
Gergő Tóth and Gergő Koós made a video for the song “Boldog Vagyok” (“I am happy”). This was the first in Hungary that was made completely using 3D computer graphics, and received more professional acclaim.
2005 January: Zsolt Karlovits left the band, which then reduced to four members: Attila Fenyvesi on vocals and keyboards, Alexander Tátrai on guitar, Attila Herr on bass, and Barna Idrányi on drums.
Attila Fenyvesi is the proprietor of Piston Records and Inflagranti’s publications.
All tracks are recorded in Attila’s studio in AART-x, where Attila also creates the music, lyrics, vocals, demos, and handles the sound equipment, mixing and production work.
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