The first day of the Unsound Long Weekend included surprise acts such as King Midas Sound and Fennesz in the Wieliczka salt mine’s ballroom, as well as the world premiere of Hot Shotz, an Unsound-commissioned collaboration between Lorenzo Senni and Powell. Angel-Ho & Rabit also played a b2b DJ set. More info about these artists is available now on our website, with some more surprises to come.
Day six starts with the European premiere of Ephemera live – a multisensory project linking sound and scent Unsound has been developing since 2014, with synaesthethic installations, as well as with the launch of a perfume series. At Unsound Toronto this year, the project was taken to the next level, with a live version of Ephemera presented by Tim Hecker (sound), MFO (light design) and Geza Schoen (olfactory component). The event takes place at 1pm and 3.30pm in a former cigarette factory on Dolnych Młynów street. Tickets are avaiable to the first session.
The discussion series also continues today with more artist talks including an RA Exchange with Uniiqu3, Gram[m]ofon sessions with Jacek Sienkiewicz and Zenker Brothers, a panel on how dance music and club culture might reclaim its radical roots and a presentation on accelarationism by music journalist Adam Harper.
There is also a second session of Laraaji’s Peace Garden yoga as part of the day program, taking place at Narodowy Stary Teatr.
Current 93 - the legendary experimental group led by David Tibet - is the first of the evening concerts tonight, now taking place at the Engineering Museum. Included in the 12-person lineup are Jack Barnett of These New Puritains as well as Bobbie Watson and Jon Seagroatt of Comus. We’ll do out best to make a limited number of tickets available at the door.
Unsound will stay at the same place for the next event, though please note if you don’t have a festival pass, then individual tickets for both shows are required. This show features Health, as well as a surprise opening act. Again, there should be a limited number of tickets available at the door.
An expansive club night across three rooms of Hotel Forum will conclude the Friday program. In Room 1, Shackleton will perform for with the drummer and guitarist of Nisennenmondai, with live visuals from Pedro Maia, while other live shows come from leftfield techno duo Zenker Brothers and two surprise guests. Levon Vincent and Nina of Golden Pudel play solo DJ sets, and Helena Hauff unites with a surprise collaborator. Over in Room 2, the lineup transgresses geographical limits via bass music to unite Poland’s The Phantom, South Africa’s Nozinja, Chicago’s RP Boo, Jersey club artist UNiiQU3 and a couple of surprise additions. Room 3 sees Scottish legends Optimo play a wide-ranging, undoubtedly memorable DJ set, following on from Low Jack, Prostitutes and two surprises.
The Festival Office this year is located in the Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa, Rynek Główny 35 (entrance from Szczepańska 2 street). Opening hours: 12:00 - 18:00. You can exchange your pass for a wristband here, and also buy individual tickets.