NOISS presents OSLAVA – festival for experimental music
After the experimental music festivals in Iceland (in cooperation with the Rask collective) and Spišský Hrhov (in cooperation with EQO), NOISS once again fosters new creative connections. In cooperation with the curators Michaela Antalová and Adrian Myhr, the dramaturgs will bring a two-day festival of experimental music called Oslava (Slovak for ‘celebration’, inspired by Oslo+Bratislava connection), which will take place in Café Mir and in the Deichman Grünerløkka library.
The festival will be marked by new collaborations created especially for the festival. On the first day, for example, the Oslava Open Ensemble, composed of Andrea Silvia Giordano, Alžbeta Irhová, Joel Ring and drummer Jozef Krupa, will perform. Meditative drones will be brought by the Line Gate project affiliated with the homegrown experimental label Mappa. His hurdy gurdy driven radical minimalism will be complemented by the duo Veslemøy Narvesen (drums) and Michaela Turcerová (saxophone), who has already presented herself at NEXT with the free jazz-tuned project KIN. The electronic face of the Slovak scene will be represented by Daniel Kordík.
The second day will see the combination of the best Slovak and Norwegian free improv and experimental artists: Anja Lauvdal will play a solo set on keyboards underlining the field recordings captured in the corners of Slovakia by Daniel Kordik under the name Cursed b???east. Michal Paľko will close the evenng playing a new composition for violin, cello, trombone and fujara alongside Tove Bagge, Tanja Orning and Henrik Munkeby Nøstebø.
NOISS (Norway–Iceland–Slovakia): New Musics for New Audiences is an audience development, capacity building and transnational mobility project promoting the values of creativity, artistic freedom and collaboration in contemporary music. Through developing a collaborative approach to the production of innovative forms of music and sonic art, we want to create a community of change-makers able to respond to key critical, social and political challenges that our countries are now facing.