This year, Unsound Adelaide will host a two-day program including talks and presentations. The Discourse Program will feature artist talks by one of the most acclaimed electronic musicians of our time, Holly Herndon; and the idiosyncratic German composer of many aliases, Uwe Schmidt (Senor Coconut, Atom™); plus a presentation on the Adelaide innovator behind Pink Floyd’s famous synthesizer in Dark Side of the Moon (and the sound of Dr. Who’s Daleks), Tristram Cary. Other sessions include Australia’s premiere A/V artist Robin Fox in discussion with Kara-Lis Coverdale, Nate Young of Wolf Eyes and Errorsmith about what it means to play electronic and experimental music live, and Berlin-based U.S. artist Colin Self speaking with the Polish Unsound Director Gosia Płysa about the function music plays in relation to politics, protest and activism.
For full schedule and descriptions of invidual events, see the schedule page here.
Throughout the weekend, festival goers will be able to enjoy the free sound installations at the Bicentennial Conservatory at Adelaide Botanic Garden by noted sound artists Chris Watson (UK), Leyland Kirby (The Caretaker) (UK) and Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement (US). The Bicentennial Conservatory is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.
Unsound Adelaide’s Discourse Program is free to attend. Festival pass holders will be given priority.
The Discourse Program is presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, University of South Australia.
Unsound Adelaide Discourse Program Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre West Bar, UniSA City West Campus 58-60 North Tce, Adelaide