ART OF VIRUS - Musical Virus that infects you, composing challenge

In May of 2020, a few weeks after the out-brake of the pandemic Modern Art Orchestra started an incomparable initiative.

Kornél Fekete-Kovács, the art director of MAO launched nine notes and passed these to ten well-known composers worldwide during the 2020-quarantine of the pandemic. He asked to compose short pieces from these notes and pass on the composing opportunity to two other musicians. The international project got very successful in the course of a few months and 486 composers joined AOV from 42 countries worldwide.

The artistic aim of the AOV-project based on international cooperation of composers is to symbolize the spreading and the behavior of the virus in the form of a constantly widening (mutating) range of compositions.