NEXT is the international festival of new and experimental music in the Slovakia
(city of Bratislava). Its role is twofold: to present the outstanding personalities
from the scene of 'advanced' music as well as to give a chance to perform a young
upcoming artists from Slovakia and neighboring countries. The additional aim of
the festival is to reflect selected trends in multimedia art, related to music.
The festival is focused especially on the musicians both composers and interpreters.
In many cases they are a virtuosos that gave up the ordinary playing techniques or
common musical genres in order to find their own unique 'language'. Since 2000 there
had performed several artists representing various countries and the wideness of the
improvise music based on a free jazz, live-electronics, electroacoustic pieces,
audiovisual performances etc.