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{23} Egy pont között a legrövidebb út / The shortest path between a point

Rozina Patkai's latest album, "23," merges the poetry of Hungarian poet Dezső Tandori with electronic pop arrangements, featuring Tandori's own voice alongside Patkai's musical compositions. This solo project, released in December 2023, offers a unique fusion of spoken words with atmospheric and experimental sounds. Patkai's role extends beyond vocals to include playing keys and managing electronics, with contributions from István Tóth on guitar for one track and Márton Fenyvesi handling sound design, mix, and master.

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Jelen idő/ Present Tense (2023)

Rozina Patkai's album "Jelen idő," featuring the revolutionary poetry of Sándor Petőfi, resonates deeply with Hungary's current political climate. Described as "the shout of the year" by Recorder, the album interweaves Petőfi's timeless verses with contemporary electronic arrangements, creating a powerful commentary on modern society and its challenges. The music, characterized by its melodic brevity and rich atmospheric layers, serves not just as a backdrop but as a critical voice that intertwines with the poetry, amplifying its emotional and thematic depth. This project marks a bold fusion of cultural heritage and modern musical experimentation, echoing the enduring spirit of resistance and reflection within Hungary's sociopolitical landscape.

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Partokon / On The Shores (2022)

Rozina Pátkai's single "Partokon," performed in collaboration with pianist Dávid Benkő, was notably featured in an action sequence of "FBI International" episode 1, season 18, on CBS. The song, celebrated for its blend of abstract imagery and everyday moments, was chosen by the director from among several Hungarian performers for its perfect fit with the series' ambiance​.

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LIVE with Honvéd Choir and Bernathy (2022)

The LIVE album featuring Rozina Patkai, Honvéd Férfikar, the second largest European choir, and techno artist Bernathy is a groundbreaking fusion of poetry and electronic music, showcasing Rozina's compositions. This collaboration stands out for its unique blend of classical choir harmonies with contemporary techno beats, creating an innovative and immersive auditory experience. The project highlights the versatility and creativity of the artists involved, marking a significant moment in the intersection of traditional and modern musical genres.

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Tilos Csillagon / On a Forbidden Star (2021)

Rozina Pátkai's album "Tilos csillagon," dedicated to setting János Pilinszky's poetry to music, showcases her unique approach to merging literary depth with musical innovation. The album, released in November 2021, features a collaboration with various artists, offering a rich and atmospheric interpretation of Pilinszky's profound verses. This project not only highlights Pátkai's versatility as an artist but also her ability to navigate complex emotional landscapes through music​

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Minka (2021)

Rozina Pátkai's album "Minka" is a unique project that puts to music iconic poems from the Nyugat, a significant movement in 20th-century Hungarian literature. The album, released in April 2021, showcases Pátkai's ability to intertwine her musical talents with the profound depth of Hungarian poetry, creating an ambient and experimental soundscape that complements the thematic essence of the poems. This artistic fusion highlights her versatility and deep appreciation for literary art, offering listeners a mesmerizing auditory experience.

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Taladim (2018)

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Rozina Patkai's "Taladim" is a groundbreaking project that redefines the boundaries between genres, offering a unique fusion of poetry and jazz. With its thoughtful instrumentation and commitment to the authenticity of the poetic word, the album stands as a remarkable achievement in contemporary music. One of the most remarkable aspects of "Taladim" is its commitment to preserving the integrity of the poems. The lyrics are presented in their original language, which not only honors the poet's original expression but also adds a layer of authenticity to the musical interpretation. This choice enriches the listening experience, allowing the emotional and cultural nuances of the poetry to shine through, unfiltered and potent. Winner of the Independent Music Awards USA Jury's Award for Best Concept Album.

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EM90 (2019)

A musical project by fellow students at the Intermedia major at the Fine Art University in Hungary sought to pay homage to Miklós Erdély's legacy by setting his poetry to music. This endeavor reflects Erdély's interdisciplinary ethos, merging the realms of poetry with contemporary music composition. Through this innovative project, the composers aimed to both honor Erdély's avant-garde spirit and challenge current artistic boundaries, demonstrating the timeless relevance of his work in stimulating intellectual and creative discourse in new generations.

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Paraíso na Terra (2018)

Rozina Pátkai's album "Paraíso na Terra" is a vibrant exploration of bossa nova and Latin jazz, showcasing her enchanting vocals and deep musicality. This album blends traditional Brazilian rhythms with modern jazz nuances, creating an immersive listening experience. Pátkai's passion for these genres is evident in each track, as she navigates through complex melodies and rhythms with ease and sophistication, presenting a rich tapestry of sounds that transport listeners to a paradisiacal musical landscape.

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Samba Chuva (2015)

Rozina Patkai's second album, "Samba Chuva," showcases her continued exploration into Latin jazz, marking another milestone in her career with its release in 2015. The album, acclaimed for its sophisticated blend of samba and soul-jazz, was recorded under the expertise of Grammy-winning sound engineer Helik Hadar, ensuring a production of the highest quality​​​​. This project further solidifies Patkai's prowess in blending intricate jazz elements with her unique interpretation of bossa nova, setting her apart in the global jazz scene.

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Vocé e Eu (2013)

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Rozina Patkai's first album, "Vocé e Eu," is celebrated for bringing a fresh take on the bossa nova genre, despite the unexpected origins of a Hungarian artist with Italian roots. Critics have noted that Patkai's delivery of classic bossa nova and Latin songs, such as "Desafinado," "Garota de Ipanema," and "Aguas de Março," alongside a unique arrangement of "The Man I Love" ("El Hombre Que Yo Ame"), showcases her ability to do "full justice" to the genre's greats while adding her own haunting touch with the accompaniment of The RTQ String Quartet​​. Jazz Weekly praised the album, emphasizing that even though these songs have been heard many times before, Patkai's rendition, backed by a jazzy ensemble, brings a new love for their delivery​​. This blend of traditional bossa nova with innovative interpretations helped the album win acclaim at the Independent Music Awards, underscoring Patkai's talent and the universal appeal of bossa nova music.

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