(the) co-incidence festival

an experimental music gathering in Somerville, MA

OUR 2022 SEASON

january 2-8, 2022

2022

our theme for our time together in 2022 will is modeled on the Ancient Greek symposiums. gatherings each day -- approximately from noon to dinnertime -- with food, drink, possible readings, performances, and so on. there will be at least one 'master of ceremony' each day who 'cares for' the group. each day there will also be a theme a la Plato's dialogues. these daily themes are intended as impulses, not strict delimitations.

these themes and the schedule will be announced and shared shortly.

the co-incidence festival is a gathering of experimental composer-performers


this project is based on an expanded view of what constitutes art, music, and the traditional concert. following the example of the revolutionary arts community Black Mountain College, it will bring together a group of radical artists operating in the boundary-zones of their practice to take part in a festival curated as ‘social sculpture.’ reflecting the values of experimental music, co-incidence will be allowed to grow organically, strongly influenced by the artists who attend: the directors simply provide a time, space, and loose framework.


if you have any questions, please email us at: coincidence.festival@gmail.com.


check out some media from our 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, or 2021 season.

COLLABORATORS


Resident Artist

Nina Power is a writer and philosopher. She is the author of One-Dimensional Woman and of many articles. Her forthcoming book What Do Men Want? will be out with Penguin soon. Beyond writing and philosophy, Nina's interests include contemporary experimental music, psychoanalysis, paganism, honesty and groups.

ABOUT


over coffee in Maine in the Summer of 2015, Luke and Aaron had a far too grandiose idea: "let's do our own music festival!" (un)fortunately, they don't know when to stop. and here we are, with the co-incidence festival which kicked off its first season in January 2017. we wanted to fill a perceived gap in support for experimental composer/performers in the U.S. with a music festival focused on experimental music and built as an experimental composer might build a piece.

press:
Boston Globe || Somerville Media Center Video || The Somerville Times || WBUR
In-Depth Interviews with Jennie Gottschalk (Sound Expanse) [Aaron, Luke, Jennie, Sarah]




please feel free to reach out: coincidence.festival@gmail.com


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SUPPORT


to make a tax deductible donation, please donate with paypal



or mail a check made out to CO-INCIDENCE, INC. to:

Co-Incidence, Inc.
c/o Susanna Bolle
16 Roberts Street
Apt 3
Brookline, MA 02445


with generous support from:


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, the Somerville Arts Council, and the City of Boston.