Alex Szalay Music Projects

ex-Panta Rhei Concert 2017

    In July 2017 our old band Panta Rhei got together after 35 years for two sold-out concerts in Budapest, at the RockMuseum. From the original band we had on stage Eniko Acs (vocals, guitar), Joseph Nagy (flute), Andras Szalay (bass) and Alex (Sandor) Szalay (guitar). We also had several guests, Andras Kalman (keyboards), Peter Szalay (drums), Mikos Felkai (guitar), Matyas Milkovics (synthesizers), Andras Kelemen (harmonica).

    We played songs from our old records, added a few from our influences, like King Crimson, Jethro Tull, and of course some of our classical adaptations, from Bartok through Grieg.



 

Photos and videos from the concert


 

Early Electronic Music Instruments

    In the mid 1970's with my brother Andras we have designed and built several analog synthesizers, some of which are still operational. We used these with our band Panta Rhei as well as in various recording projects on other band's albums. We also bult various guitar effects, sequencers, mixing consoles.


MUZIX81


Using the MUZIX81 System

    The system was widely used in Europe from Hungary (Gabor Presser, Omega, PR Computer) to Germany (Frank Farian, Boney M etc) and the UK. We also used it on our PR Computer album, which sold over 100,000 copies in the mid 80s. Using this system, Gabor Presser has recorded an LP called "Electromantic", whose title song was the music of the BBC Nightly News intro for more than a year.