VIDEO DOCUMENT: LOST & FOUND: public discussion and presentation of the edition of improvised music of the 80s in NS, Zoran Pantelić, Stevan Kovač Tickmayer, Jovan Gvero
OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 2, 2019, Novi Sad
LOST & FOUND: public discussion and presentation of the edition of improvised music of the 80s in NS, Zoran Pantelić, Stevan Kovač Tickmayer, Jovan Gvero (SKC) + festival participants
The edition "LOST & FoUND / Lost-Found" is aimed at preserving the rare remaining recordings and materials that were the result of a unique music scene in the late 70's and 80's in Novi Sad with an extremely authentic creative opus. We call this music the Second Novi Sad Stage, because it originated from a different discourse of cultural and artistic influences, which were not taken from the dominant models of popular music culture. These were influences that were determined by different conceptual devices focused on artistic, alternative, instrumental and experimental scenes that generated experiences and influences from contemporary music, jazz, improvisation, choreography, music for theater and dance, etc.
In the context of the time and conditions when this music was created, a large part of that marginalized production rarely had a public presentation and promotion, and part of important documentation was stored in private collections, personal archives, away from the public eye and without timely valorization and omitted importance for further development of the art scene in Novi Sad and Serbia. But one thing is for sure - that this is an unjustifiably neglected extremely autochthonous form of creativity that originated outside the patterns and cultural matrices of other dominant centers of the former state and represents a specific artistic endemic heritage of contemporary culture.
The edition "LOST & FoUND / Lost-Found" is a logical outcome of the long-standing kuda.org production, which primarily questions and emphasizes the necessity for artistic freedom and creativity. The LOST & FoUND program is dedicated to all participants who are no longer with us and to all those who are yet to discover this content.
The conversation was realized within the FESTIVAL-IN-OPPOSITION.
Photo: Manja Holodkov