The Unsound Long Weekend starts today! Welcome all Long Weekend Pass Holders. Be sure to exchange your pass for a wristband and a festival ID. The Festival Office is located in Pałac Krzysztofory, with the entrance from ul. Szczepańska 2 street. It will be open from 12:00 to 18:00 every day during the festival. It’s also a place to purchase individual tickets to events. Check the event pages on our website schedule to see what’s available.
The day discourse program continues today with a talk about xenofeminst politics, a presentation about psychedelic culture in America, a panel on technoactivism with Discwoman and an artist talk with traveler and director Vincent Moon. All these talks are free and open to everyone. For details and exact times, please see the schedule.
There’s also a key talk with Bill Drummond, the legendary artist will present his movie Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow and All Music Has Disappeared, and shine shoes. This event is not covered by the festival pass and requires a separate ticket. Tickets will be available at the door of Slowacki Theatre.
Today’s screening is PICÓ: Un parlante de Africa en America, a film about Columbian soundsystem culture. Please note that film screenings are not covered by the festival pass and need a ticket that can be purchased at Kino Pod Baranami. Directors Invernomuto and artist Jim C. Nedd will be present to speak about the film with Philip Sherburne.
The third broadcast of the Unsound NTS show commences at Szpitalna 1, while Arturas Bumšteinas will present Bad Weather for the third and final time at Cricoteka.
Two starkly different landscapes will be explored via audiovisual shows during an evening in Kino Kijów. Vincent Moon will present the live cinema version of Híbridos, an "experimental-etnographic study of current-day spiritual cults in Brazil, mixing tradition and modernity." The show will include musician Rabih Beaini on electronics and effects. The preceding project After its own death, was born during a residency for Unsound Dislocation: Murmansk, located in the Russian Arctic. Created by Nivhek (Liz Harris/Grouper) with MFO, the paradoxically minimalist, harsh, and dreamlike work will explore landscape, nostalgia, and isolation. The show is commissioned by Unsound, the Barbican and Goethe-Institut, with Murmansk partners Fridaymilk. Some tickets will be available at the door.
The first Hotel Forum clubnight starts right after that, with an expansive lineup covering different shade of techno, noise, radical hip-hop and ambient, as well as sounds rooted in traditional African rhythms, a showcase of Colombian soundsystem sound and a visit from Manchester’s finest party Swing Ting. For the first time ever, the Thursday night will be hosted in three rooms, with the former kitchen debuting as one of those. Tickets available at the office today, and there should be tickets at the door. Keep yours eyes on the Unsound Facebook event page for the latest info.