Presentation of the Sound Experiments project in the framework of the Festival-in-Opposition platform in Novi Sad

On Saturday, 10.6.2023., curator and musicologist Davorka Begović (KONTEJNER) and guitar player, composer and music pedagogue Pavle Jovanović will present the educative modul "Collectiveness: Creating sounds together" (developed as a part of our project Sound Experiments) in the framework of the Festival-in-Opposition platform in Novi Sad.

08. - 11.06.2023 @KC Lab, Dr. Hempta 2, Novi Sad
Art & Politics of Improvisation

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 - OUR 'Accompanyings' (Improvisations and Performance), JukeBox (Exchange of Materials), Sound Installation and Reading Desk - initiate artistic production in festival format, with the intention of affecting and conceptualizing improvisation as artistic, cultural and socio-political (against)an attitude opposed to the commercialization, trivialization, depoliticization and predatory utilization of art. Based on Company Weeks (an annual festival of free improvisation organized by Derek Bailey from 1977 to 1994) and Rock in Opposition (a movement of music bands that opposed the monopoly of the music industry during the seventies), the Festival-in-Opposition does not aspire to the place of an institution with authority, but persists as a fragile hub of interspersed fluxes from the local and regional scenes, just like those inflows of creative energy that come from European and world metropolises.

Interview with Davorka Begović on the topic of the festival presentation (Croatian)

Festival program


The Festival-in-Opposition program is realized within a wider international collaborative network of organizations from Novi Sad, Zagreb, Skopje, Ljubljana, Helsinki, Biel/Bijen, Brussels, Graz and Vienna.

The event is supported by the FiIA – Foundation for Art Initiatives, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, KC Lab, City of Novi Sad Administration for Culture, Austrian Cultural Forum from Belgrade, Goethe Institute Belgrade and the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Belgrade.

Editor, organizer & producer: New Media Center_kuda.org, Novi Sad