Detailed biography

Csaba Hajnóczy, b. 1957

Musical activities as composer and guitar player

2002 – (to present) Individual projects, events. “Tuned to Magurski Park” – electroacoustic concert in Krempna, (Poland, 2016). Mediawave Festival: 2002, 2005, Trafó Budapest: 2005, A38: 2003, 2008, Millenáris: 2007, Marosvásárhely /Tirgu Mures (RO) 2008, etc.

1984 – (to present) Kampec Dolores (group) – founder, main composer, guitar player. 11 albums released by Dutch, Hungarian, English, American, Japanese labels. Cca 800 performances on 3 continents, in over 30 countries.

1995 – (to present) Collaborations in groups, ensembles and projects: Egy Kiss Erzsi Zene, István Grencsó, The Danubians (US – CZ – H), Budbudas, Gianni Gebbia (I) etc.

1980-1983 Kontroll Csoport (group) – founder, main composer, guitar player
Four albums released originally as „musical samisdats”, after 1989 by Hungarian labels.


Higher education teaching activities

From 2009 to present – Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest: Sound culture, History of music, Creative sound, Sound design, Space and sound studies, Introduction to Hungarian music culture for Erasmus students, etc.

2012 – 14 Waldorf (Steiner) Pedagogical Institute, Solymár (Hungary)

Educational publications

„Sound Culture vol.2” College Textbook for the students of Media Institute, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. 2013, MOME, Budapest. Sponsored by NKA (National Cultural Fund)

 „Sound Culture” College Textbook for the students of Media Institute, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. 2011, MOME, Budapest. Sponsored by NKA (National Cultural Fund)


2016 March- October: Magurski National Park, Poland – 3 months Residency by International Visegrad Fund regarding eco-acoustic research and composition

2014 Apr       Iceland Academy of Arts, Reykjavík – a one month course with                         prof. Kartjan Ólafsson and prof. Ríkharður H. Friðriksson in digital music, collaborating with visual artists at the Academy

2013 Oct Bordeax University, Studio de Création et de Recherche en Informatique et Musique Electroacoustique – a one month course with prof. Gyorgy Kurtag Jr in electronic music and visuals interaction, sound and space contexts


2011- ……. Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME), Budapest, Doctoral School, DLA (in proccess). Theme: Sound, space, environment, art and technology

1978-1983: Liszt Academy of Music, MA in Musicology (Professors: György Kroó, Benjámin Rajeczky, Tibor Tallián, László Somfai, József Ujfalussy, László Dobszay, György Kurtág and others)

Diploma thesis: Rockandroll – its history and methods of operation (Supervisor: Dr. János Maróti)

1975-1978: Béla Bartók School of Music, Budapest. Classical guitar, Composition

Media work

1991-2004 Musical journalism: writings about new rock, jazz, contamporary, world music acts. Alterock Magazin, Magyar Narancs (research fellow 1992-99), Magyar Rádió (Hungarian Radio),

1985-98 Hungarian Radio: new music broadcasts

1984-87 Pop music research: Hungarian rock music. Publication: Magyar Zene Musicological Quarterly (1986)

Management/organisational activities

2013 – 2016    Tű Fokán Art Festival – „a festival of alternative workshops”. Cserhátszentiván, North-East Hungary, 100 kms from Budapest.

1984 –99 Festivals and concerts. Introducing new, contemporary acts to the Hungarian public. HungaroCarrot Festival, Sziget Festival, networking in Budapest, nationwide and over the borders.

1992-2002 Bahia music label, CD and music publisher – artistic director