We started ODD NIGHTS in 2014 with the firm belief that the role of a gallery goes beyond showcasing art. Also, we never defined ourselves as gallery, but rather an open-ended space providing the necessary context for art and its related activities, a place that welcomes collaboration and encourages cross-cultural pollination.
ODD NIGHTS is the purest incarnation of this philosophy, bringing together perfomers, VJs, artists and other agitators on the fringes of the musical spectre.
Before ODD NIGHTS, there was barely any space for the experimental, the unclassifiable, the not quite there yet, the ambient DJ and the noise bricoleur. All of those happenings had been done in true DIY spirit, with friendly sound gear lending, boyfriend abusing and many creative solutions.
Thanks to a newly acquired grant via AFCN, we are now finally able to take things to the next level – from July to November, we’ve invited a series of extremely exciting local and international artists to do a series of talks, workshops and special performances.
These events will help develop the loosely-defined experimental music scene, building a much needed sense of community and facilitating meetings and collaboration between local and international like-minded artists.
The series debuts with revered vocal improviser Phil Minton doing his infamous open-for-all workshop series Feral Choir in July, followed by a special performance with the participants.
September comes with an unconventional concert by Timișoara veterans Makonouchi Bento together with selfmademusic, continuing the experimental electronics streak in October with German award-winning female-pressure activist AGF, and American wunderkind Max Eilbacher in November.
We want to build a friendly, safe space of pan-sonic creation and glamorous experimentation for all the nuances of the underground rainbow.