Concert / Performance, Talk


Festival-in-opposition is a platform for establishing a relationships of art, education and the politics of improvisation. This platform is oriented towards creating temporary zones of groupness, exchange and support for improvisational practice that works / produces in sound, with sound and around sound. Permanent ongoing drives initiate artistic production in festival format, with the intention of affecting and conceptualizing improvisation as artistic, cultural and sociopolitical (against) an attitude opposed to the commercialization, trivialization, de-politicization and predatory utilization of art. Based on Company Weeks (the annual free-improvisation festival organized by Derek Bailey from 1977 to 1994) and Rock in Opposition (a movement of music bands which opposed the monopoly of the music industry during the 1970s), the Festival-in-opposition does not aspire to a place of institutions with authority, it already persists as a fragile hub of intersecting fluxes from the local and regional scene, just like the influences of creative energy coming from European and world metropolises.

Jonas Kocher & Gaudenz Badrutt: presentation of Bruit activities and artistic participation.

Detailed program

June 8th-11th, Novi Sad,

Badrutt & Kocher’s music

Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

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