Documentation

Festival In Opposition

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Festival In Opposition - Art and Politics of Improvisation | OUR 'Accompanyings'
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Ex Ponto

Festival in Opposition is a platform for establishing a relationship of art, education and politics of improvisation, as well as temporary zones of groupness and joint creation, through participatory musical and poetic production. OUR ‘Accompanyings’ initiates joint artistic production in the (anti)festival format, with the intention to conceptualise and ask questions of art and politics of improvisation. This anti-festival inspired by Derek Bailey’s Company Weeks, annual week-long free improvisational festivals (1977–1994). Also this was the name of records’ series of shifting ensembles with ever-changing musicians.

Participants: Chris Cutler, London; Neven Korda, Ljubljana; Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer, Orléans; Howard Slater, London; Paul Abbott, London; Cara Tolmie, London; Nenad Vujić, Belgrade; Milan Nenin, Novi Sad; Danny Hayward, London; Ozren Lazić, Novi Sad; Mira Mattar, London; Anthony Iles, London; Vladimir Orešković, Novi Sad; Zsadányi Ernö, Novi Sad; Zsolt Polgar, Novi Sad; Vladimir Sekulić, Novi Sad; Igor Lečić, Novi Sad.