Every show in Manggha yesterday was a surprise in some way, but you can now find all performers revealed on our website, which included Ghedalia Tazartes collaborating with Polish artists Paweł Romańczuk and Andrzej Załęski, Lucas Abela, Lawrence English and Rabih Beaini playing in a duo with Warsaw’s Wacław Zimpel. Read more about the artists here.
Day three started with the first of the Morning Glory shows. The surprise artist was Rrose playing "Having Never Written a Note for Percussion", a composition by American composer James Tenney. Information about the location of the next Morning Glory show is coming this afternoon, so please watch our social media pages.
Today's panel discussion includes Michał Turowski, Małgorzata Halber, Jakub Knera and Wojciech Barczyński discussing the state of Polish music journalism. The talk is in Polish. Please note that Owen Hatherley's talk on Landscapes of Communism has been moved to Saturday.
We can now also announce the name of the artist leading the field recording workshops through Krakow, revealing techniques and conceptual approaches to working with environmental sound - it's Lawrence English. Both workshops are already sold out.
At 5pm, we're opening a surprise pop-up exhibition at Stradonia of works by Piotr Jakubowicz, the visual artist responsible for Unsound's visual indentity since 2006, responsible for posters, graphics, booklets, leaflets, animation and more for memorable editions such as Horror, Future Shock, The End, Interference, The Dream and now Surprise. This year he has mixed various analogue and digital techniques to prepare posters, as well as collages obscuring the identity of Unsound's 2015 artists, which you can see in their original form at this exhibition.
In Manghha tonight, Elysia Crampton opens with a unique show, involving both her music and original writing. Japanese duo Sax Ruins play afterward, formed by Tatsuya Yoshida (drums) and Ono Ryoko (alto sax) in 2006, to restructure and perform the songs of the legendary band Ruins. The rest of the night is unannounced. Note that alcoholic drinks will not be sold tonight, due to temporary venue restrictions. Tickets are available at the festival office and at the door.
Please also remember that 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 tickets to events here.
Last but not least, we can now also announce the new venue for Current 93. The concert has been moved to the former tram hall at the Engineering Museum. This is also the venue where Health will play, so one show will follow the other with a break in between. Anyone without a festival pass will obviously need a separate ticket for each event.