Make sure you wake up nice and early today for the first Morning Glory show of this year, with Sarah Davachi, an expert when it comes to the psychoacoustics of intimate spaces. Join us at Manggha at 11am. Entry is free.
During the day, there will be another set of talks at the Unsound HQ in Pałac Krzysztofory. This will include artist Jenna Sutela on biological and computational systems, and Lars Holdhus aka TCF on Swam Producing - both are part of the PAN X Unsound program. Author and Quietus editor John Doran will give a presentation called Selected Ambient Walks: Aphex Twin & The Cornish Landscape. Lou Drago will lead a discussion on activism and protest in the Internet era, while Luke Turner will will ask a panel whether it’s time to reconsider how we travel through the natural world.
Unsound’s film program continues at Kino Pod Baranami, where you can see Dominic Gagnon’s Going South, exploring the wold of YouTube, and an acclaimed music documentary about legendary New York percussionist Milford Graves, directed by Jake Meginsky. The second screening will open with Rebirth Is Necessary, a short film by Jenn Nikiru. Film screenings are not included in the festival pass, and need a separate ticket.
As on every day, you can experience the sound, scent and light installation Ephemera: Foris at 1:30pm, 3:00pm and 4:30pm. The shows requires a separate ticket, which can be purchased online, at the festival office or at the door if not sold out. Also at ul. Kamienna 12, you can visit Mirosław Bałkas a, e, i, o, u. Entry is free to this installation. Other exhibits include Bartosz Zaskórski’s Monster at Henryk Gallery, and Senster, a kinetic sculpture from the late 60s at AGF. Again, entry is free.
If that’s too much, meditation sessions start today at Mayura yoga school. More info here.
The second evening at Manggha features two important voices fighting oppression through music. Rapper and poet Moor Mother fronts Irreversible Entanglements, a fiery free jazz collective exploring the poetic narrations of black trauma. GAIKA also explores this subject, finding an unique path between hip-hop, dancehall and club music. Polish drummer Miłosz Pękala opens with a live show pushing the possibilities of percussion in an audiovisual show called Monoperkusja, prepared with video artist Wiktor Podgórski.
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.