Rovar17 (Hungary)


The phenomenon of Rovar17 (Insect17 in English) was born august 31. 2002 in the workroom of Kálmán Pongrácz. Levente Bod joined the band three days after, and they worked jointly through the end of 2004. They together created the albums Horsehead Nebula , Anything Else The Madness and English Letter with audio collage technic.
The line-up widened with fine artist Zoltan Fekete in the debut concert. Zoltan is responsible for the visual image of our live acts. he played a few times in the Rovar17, but soon he made up his own band, first under the name Káoszütemezõ then Nautilus.
Special thanks for the perfect concert sonority of the Rovar17 for Nándor Maller, he is our constant band tech, and has also appeared as a musician (he played either Expander Springs (an instrument of his own making), or a drum sampler .
The method of the Rovar17 audio collage technic:
– first step: Creation.
We create some artificial organizms. Because we haven’t got pure laboratory, and we can’t groom the test-tubes and instruments, the generated living beings are black-hearted.
– secound step: Sampling.
We investigate the evil beings & make video and audio record of their behaviour. Eventually, finds are presented live to the audiance…

Rovar17 participates in


  • SoundLAB VI – sonic art project environments
    soundPOOL – a challenge for imagination
  • 2006

  • SoundLAB IV – Memoryscapes