X-Fest 2016


City Hall Ballroom, 536 Dwight St, Holyoke, MA 01040

Friday, February 26 – 28, 2016

w/ Alex Cohen, Mia Freedman, Fern Pereira, & Nicholas Serrembana

The format of the festival is simple and challenging: on Friday and Saturday nights 80 artists perform in (32) 15min sets, (16) sets per night. On Saturday afternoon we plan to run workshops and open sessions. On Sunday afternoon groups perform at Community Concerts in Easthampton, Greenfield, and Holyoke.

“Improvisation is not about what you do. It’s watching and listening to what other people do. It’s how you respond to what you see and hear.”

Saturday February 27: all videos

The Open Field Initiative is a support apparatus for new, cutting-edge music and arts. OFI is centered in the Pioneer Valley, provides support throughout the New England region, and is run collectively by practicing artists. 119 Gallery is a non-profit organization that promotes contemporary and new media art, innovative ideas through its rich and diverse program of exhibitions, performances and community-based arts services.

XFest 2016 is supported by the artists and, in part, by the Easthampton Local Cultural Council, the Greenfield Local Cultural Council, and the Holyoke Local Cultural Council.