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

Trio Belorukov, Badrutt, Kocher on June 7th in Belgrade

Dates 2023
June 7th, 20:00, Belgrade, Kulturni centar REX
June 8th-11th, Novi Sad,

Badrutt & Kocher’s music


Interview of Jonas Kocher by Nikola Markovic [EN-SRB, Nedeljnik, 06.06.2023]

Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

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March 3 2024: Triple concert in Biel/Bienne
Félicie Bazelaire. Picture by Darek Szuster
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DDK and GGRIL, Rimouski 17.102023. Pictures by Xavier Sénéchal
October 13-17 2023: Concerts in Québec, Ottawa, Montréal and Rimouski, December 9 to 22, concerts in Metz, Genève, London, Ashburton, Brighton, Dieppe
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Concert / Performance
October 11 2023, Swiss Radio SRF. International electroacoustic ensemble

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