The festival’s discussion program continues today in our HQ. Louis Center and Cory Levinson present two short talks on music infrastructure. Chris Bohn of The Wire moderates a talk including curators of Unsound, CTM and Nyege Nyege about responsibilities involved in expanding events internationally. Jay Springett, Lee Gamble and Agata Pyzik talk to Lisa Blanning about cyberpunk. Members of AUDINT will give an extensive presentation on different topics revolving around inhuman and posthuman vibrations. A discussion about the condition of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe will close the program for today.
The final screening at Kino Pod Baranami is Tranny Fag, a documentary about the Brazilian rapper Linn da Quebrada, giving more context to tonight’s show at Hotel Forum. Also, Our New President will be screened again today at 2.15pm, this time with subtitles. The screenings require an additional ticket.
At Szpitalna 1, Crack Magazine takes over the streaming duties, with today's guests: Bill Kouligas and Tutu.
An evening show explores different approaches to audiovisual art. Texas performance art group House of Kenzo partners with musician Rabit and visual artist Sam Rolfes to premiere Magna Surgat. Rolfes will capture the dancers and put their deconstructed image on the screen in real time. Legendary German sound artist Alva Noto presents UNIEQAV, a show blending science, data, and minimalist electronic music, while British group AUDINT takes us on a trip through Trump’s White House, a rogue AI, the mysterious “health attacks” on US Embassies in Havana and Guangzhou, and the weaponisation of sonic fiction. Tickets are sold out.
At night, we return to Hotel Forum, where a fourth room opens - The Secret Lodge - featuring Polish experimental, jazz and improv artists. The ballroom features new and exciting forms of pop and rap music, with SOPHIE and Linn da Quebrada, as well as late night techno explorations. The chandelier room will feature various forms of bass music, house, and even some krautrock, while The Kitchen is devoted to club music mutations, plus the first Polish live performance of Tanzanian singeli music, by Bamba Pana & Makaveli. Tickets will be available at the door after 1.30am - but note, you may need to wait some time before entry.
Please remember, if you have a Weekly Pass you need to come to the festival office to exchange it for a wristband and an ID badge. We’re open every day of the festival, from 12pm to 6pm. The office also offers individual tickets to all events, unless sold out. Please check the ticket section of Presence edition for current info on tickets and events.