The fourth day of Unsound started with a Morning Glory show at 11am, with Mike Cooper. According to his biography, the artist turned down an offer to join the Rolling Stones in the 1960s, instead taking a path that led to folk and blues records, painting, travelling and collecting Hawaiian shirts. Cooper is still releasing music, channeling the sounds of the Pacific on his lap steel guitar and incorporating field recordings to create a unique abstract ambient exotica.
Today’s discussions includes an artist talk with Puce Mary about performance and noise; Luke Turner’s presentation about our complex relationship with nature; Mike Cooper will talk about music, travel and life; a panel of artists and journalists will look at Mark Fisher’s legacy; and, finally, there will be a discussion on public shaming and social media. All these talks are free and open to everyone. For details and exact times, see the schedule.
Today’s screening is Fuck For Forest, a film about a Norwegian NGO rising money by selling amateur erotic movies. Please note that film screenings are not covered by the festival pass and you will need a ticket that can be purchased at Kino Pod Baranami. Director Michał Marczak will be present to speak about the film afterward with The Quietus’ Luke Turner.
The second broadcast of the Unsound NTS show will take place at Szpitalna 1, while Arturas Bumšteinas will present Bad Weather again at Cricoteka.
Finally, the Manggha evening show sees South London’s Klein work with collages of Internet phenomena, sounds rooted in her Nigerian upbringing and elements of gospel and R&B music. Laurel Halo’s recent album Dust is similarly difficult to describe, drawing from funk, soul, techno and pop. She will play with New York percussionist Eli Keszler. Closing the evening is Bristol’s best-kept secret Giant Swan, an improv duo that combines noise, psychedelia and pounding freeform club music.
The Festival Office is located in Pałac Krzysztofory, with the entrance from Szczepańska 2, open from 12:00 to 18:00 throughout the festival. Be sure to exchange your pass for the festival wristband here, as it’s the only place to do so. It’s also the place to purchase individual tickets. Check the event pages on the website schedule for the status of each event in terms of what’s available.