The Gáyan Uttejak Orchestra was established in the 1980’s by Hungarian Master Musical Magician László Hortobágyi.The ‘Orchestra, named after the Hindu-Moslem musician's society, whose members considered it their obligation to practice and to study the traditional cultures - as a planet-world heritage - of the Eastern branch of the history of music.
Songs from Hungisthan is to be experienced, a transcendental collection merging the traditional and futuristic. As Hortobágyi himself suggests:
‘GUO doesn’t have it in its power to guarantee the experience of a conventional easy-listening, as the kind of participation demanded from YOU is not conforming to what is habitual…. The ’Orchestra will not apply means of musical stops, breaks and intermissions to create sensation and to bring down the house, and will not adopt the possibility of reiterating different movements and phrases, and, by way of illustration, will not even take a pause in the course of its performance’.
‘Songs from Hungisthan’ leads to performer-listener levitation…a transformation by sound.