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NEXT in Spiš: exporting experimental music to Spišský Hrhov!

As part of the international Project NOISS, NEXT Festival will bring experimental music to the EQO cultural centre in Spišský Hrhov! NOISS project dramaturges Slávo Krekovič, Michaela Antalová, Adrian Myhr (NO) and Sóley Sigurjónsdóttir (IS) convened and prepared a programme offering an unusual musical evening.

Arriving from Norway, Spišký Hrhov will welcome versatile multi-instrumentalist and composer Inger Hannisdal. Inger studied Arabic music at the Université Antonine in Lebanon. Her domains are the violin and an approach uniting the music of the Middle East, free improvisation, as well as folk and world music. She has already seen two international collaboration albums on Global Sonics.

During the show NEXT in Spiš, Hannisdal will take stage for the first time with two Slovak musicians and composers. Joining Michal Paľko (cimbalom) and Robert Kolář (trumpet), the trio will perform an improvised concert where inspirations from folk music of diverse provenance, jazz, classical music and sonic art converge in a stream of new, surprising experiences and situations.

The curators’ team also began working on future plans for international concerts in Norway and Iceland, scheduled to take place during 2021 and 2022 under the heading of Project NOISS.

EQO (Space for Interactive Culture) is an independent space for contemporary art. Through the format of a white-cube gallery in a delocalized peripheral setting, it presents current forms of visual art, performance, music, theoretical discussions and educational activities. In contrast to the urban tradition from which it stems, here, artists and performers work in the context of the countryside, nature and slowness in a highly dynamized world.

NEXT Festival is part of Project NOISS (Norway – Iceland – Slovakia): New Music for New Audiences. Project NOISS received a grant of 192 300 € from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grant scheme. The project was co-funded with an additional 28 845 € from the National Budget of the Slovak Republic. The project’s aims include audience development and capacity and mobility building promoting the values of creativity, artistic freedom and collaboration in contemporary avantgarde music.

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