Hungarian Computer Music Foundation
The Hungarian Computer Music Foundation was founded in 1991 by Andrea Szigtevári to advance computer music theory and practice in Hungary. Since then, the foundation has been initiating and co-organizing projects connecting music with new technology e.g. Short Circuits minifestivals in the Spring Festival, Budapest (1992-1996); the computer music course of the Bartók Seminar in Szombathely (1991-2003).
The foundation has a strong commitment towards bringing contemporary artists together and new forms of art education.
In 1998 a new "stop-gap" event in the Hungarian contemporary music field was initiated by the foundation together with British Council Budapest - called Making New Waves Festival. From 1999 the Making New Waves Festival has been co-organized with the Trafó - Contemporary Art Center and became an annual international event, which serves also as a pool for performing the results of different Hungarian and international projects.