As previously announced, Unsound and Goethe-Institut are producing more events as part of the Dislocation project: in Murmansk and Kazan in Russia as well as Lviv in Ukraine. The Dislocation project takes place between 2016-2018 in nine countries: Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Unsound Dislocation: Murmansk takes place on August 25 presented with Fridaymilk, an independent curating organisation based over the Polar Circle. The key point is a residency and A/V performance involving NIVHEK (Liz Harris/Grouper) and visual artist MFO (Marcel Weber). Titled After its own death, following the Murmansk premiere the work will be presented at Unsound Kraków and Unsound Dislocation: London at the Barbican Centre. The Murmansk lineup will also include additional artists to be announced soon.
Unsound Dislocation: Lviv features two nights of performances at the Lviv Philharmonic Hall from September 1-2. ROBERT HENKE will bring the Ukrainian premiere of his acclaimed Lumière III project exploring sound and laser, while Warsaw-based Ukrainian artist POLY CHAIN opens with an ambient set. The second night sees the premier of a collaboration between Polish band KSIĘŻYC with Ukrainian singer and multi-instrumentalist SVITLANA NIANIO, both active in the 90s, channeling a spirit of experimentation and Slavic folk. PAWEL ROMAŃCZUK of Małe Instrumenty will also join the ensemble. Opening is Lviv electronic musician MANU. Meanwhile, ZENKER BROTHERS will headline a club night also featuring Poland’s CHINO and OLIVIA, Kiev’s KONAKOV and local DJ LAWRIN. The local organiser of Unsound Dislocation: Lviv is the Lviv Philharmonic Society.
Presented with SMENA, Unsound Kazan will take place on September 9th in a former hangar, and runs for more than 17 hours across two stages.
As part of the event, Berlin visual artist LILLEVAN has been commissioned to explore the archives and inventions at the Prometheus Institute in Kazan’s Aviation University, where physicist and artist BULAT GALEYEV worked for decades on works connecting music and light. Lillevan will present Galeyev’s films and light machines, performing with Kazan experimental musician RUSHANIA NIZAMUTDINOVA. Other projections from Lillevan incorporating Galeyev’s work will be presented with artists from Kazan’s WATCH ME visuals collective. Meanwhile, Hamburg’s FLORIAN MEYER aka DON’T DJ will give a workshop on circular sequencing.
The epic Kazan performance lineup features Berlin’s LAUREL HALO and LOTIC, DON’T DJ, Switzerland’s AISHA DEVI, Poland’s CHINO as well as Russian artists PTU, NIKITA ZABELIN, HMOT, ABELLE, INTERCHAIN, XAN, SASHA MANIK, VANYA LIMB, RAYME, YUNGACID, OMOS29 and artists from the GOST ZVUK label, including BUTTECHNO.