Piranha Musik & IT

Piranha Musik
The Greatest Hungarian Song Ever: CALL FOR ENTRIES -

The Greatest Hungarian Song Ever: CALL FOR ENTRIES



When we at the Piranha Music camp learnt that WOMEX is heading to Budapest in 2015, we decided to do something special by using the most international music conference to pay hommage to the greatest Hungarian song ever. It is the Hungarian Suicide Song, originally written and recorded as "Szomoru Vasárnap" by the pianist and composer Rezso Seress (photo) in 1933.

Since Billy Holiday adapted it in 1941 under the title Gloomy Sunday, many artists have followed with their own versions, including Björk, Ray Charles, Marianne Faithfull, Serge Gainsbourg, Diamanda Galás, Pyotr Leshchenko, Kronos Quartet & more.

Strange urban legends regarding the song popped up over the years, mostly involving its alleged connection with various suicides. The BBC and other radio networks reacted by banning the song.


In good timing with WOMEX 2015 and the following Xmas gift season, Piranha Musik (with your support) plans to release a selection of fresh worldwide versions of the Hungarian Suicide Song, starting with a WOMEX bag insert for all professional participants and afterwards marketing and selling it through our international promotion and distribution network.

If you like the idea and are interested in making a contribution, we need a professional recording of your studio or stage version no later than Ash Wednesday 18 Feb 2015.

A jury will then make a final selection balancing different styles, languages and traditions. No advances are available but recording royalties from the very first sold copy onwards will be paid on a favoured-nation basis.


* Name your file clearly
* Upload your version with artist info, picture and comment on recording to www.share. piranha.de. Please zip all material to one file before uploading
* After upload, choose and adress your file to 'Yusuf Sahilli' in the list below the upload www.piranha-arts.com www

For details contact Piranha Musik Director Christoph.Borkowsky@piranha-arts.com


Piranha Musik at WOMEX 14 in Santiago de Compostela

Piranha Musik at WOMEX 14 in Santiago de Compostela - Piranha Musik will celebrate the 20th edition of WOMEX in the Galician capital from the 22nd till the 26th of October, bringing together music professionals from around the world for five days of music and networking. Daytime activities will take place in the stunning architectural complex Cidade da Cultura, while the evening programme will be spread out at various venues throughout the old town.

On Wednesday 22 October, WOMEX officially opened its 20th edition in Santiago de Compostela with an exclusive gala concert, 'Compostela - The Roots, The Way'. Delegates from all over the world were pouring into the Auditorio de Galicia in the Galician capital, with every seat snapped up fast. The special concert featured select Galician music with amazing artists from the Iberian peninsula and...


Piranha recording artists are on tour in autumn

Piranha recording artists are on tour in autumn - Our recording artists are on tour this September and October, leaving our Piranha biting marks all over the world!

The new Piranha recording artist Balkan Clarinet Summit, who bring together local and international clarinet masters, are kicking off their tour on 1st October. After two successful previous tours, performing in Sofia, Beograd, Novi Sad, Sarajevo, Zagreb, Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir and Athina, they will now perform in cities around Germany, The Netherlands and Turkey. The story so far has been captured on a live-CD out on Piranha Musik, as well as a film by Horacio Alcala.

Robert Soko's BalkanBeats is also on the road, heading for dancefloors from Luxembourg, France, Austria, Finland, England to Japan and finally back to his local regular Berlin venue, Lido. Meanwhile the...

News Archive
  • Finally the day of our latest release comes closer: "Jalilah's Raks Sharki -...
  • Listen up berlin-based artists! Here is the call for applications for the 7th...
  • Who says that classical music is old-fashioned? The third edition of...
  • [dunkelbunt] & The Secret Swing Society & Robert Soko are back in Berlin!
  • [url=http://www.facebook.com/events/457258351073423/?ref=5]Jazz for...
  • [url=http://www.songlines.co.uk/songlines/current-issue.php]Songlines...
  • In February Sister Fa went back to her home country Senegal to rise the public...
  • The Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra will be on tour in March 2014 again! After...
  • Piranha Musik presents Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra live in the UK to...
  • Robert Soko's BalkanBeats are worldwide renowned for crazy parties with maximum...


Piranha in Social Networks
Piranha Artists
(Please install the Flash-PlugIn) Enlarge the photos
Featured Video

Borderless: "we are One remixes ep" - Watcha Clan

Borderless: we are One remixes ep - Watcha Clan

piranha shop
New on Piranha Musik
buy now more info buy now more info buy now more info buy now more info buy now more info


Balkan Clarinet Summit, Many Languages - One Soul

Balkan Clarinet Summit brings together local and international clarinet masters to combine, contrast and mix the fascinating variety of the balkan clarinet playing with the interpretive culture of both classical and jazz...

buy now more info

Boban i Marko Markovic Orkestar

Gipsy Manifesto

Growing from balkan to world champions, Boban and Marko release their Gipsy Manifesto, a musical call for change and a sonic striving for higher truth, drafted and crafted in the school of life. Ancient melodies that have...

buy now more info

Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz

Go Calypsonian

Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz "Go Calypsonian" Back to the future: Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz revive the red hot chili Calypso sounds from Trinidad on their new record "Go Calypsonian" Put your dresses on and...

buy now more info

Jalilah´s Raks Sharki

Stage Cuts

The best of the pioneering Jalilah's Raks Sharki oriental dance series in 16 stage cuts for a new generation of dancers and performance spaces, selected by Jalilah herself. Traditional songs edited and remastered - are presented in 16 crunchy shortened tracks,...

buy now more info

Featured Labels


Locations of visitors to this page hans.mueller@dark-sun.org hans-mueller@dark-sun.org hansmueller@server.dark-sun.org Alexander Vipach