Unsound recently announced its Dislocation project/theme for 2016 and 2017, which begins in Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, Batumi in Georgia and New York.
Bishkek takes place May 20th - 22nd, where legendary dub techno pioneer Moritz von Oswald collaborates with Ordo Sakhna, linking experimental and electronic sounds with traditional Kyrgyz instruments. This project has been commissioned by Unsound, Goethe-Institut Almaty and Goethe-Institut in Krakow, where it will also be presented at Unsound in October.
The Bishkek program includes another collaboration called Glacier Music between Robert Lippok, visual artist Lillevan and Bishkek's Askat Jetigen, as well as Monolake Surround and Hamburg's Helena Hauff. Also on the line up is Poland’s Jacek Sienkiewicz, RSS B0YS, Wilhelm Bras and Kucharczyk, Almaty’s DJ Nazira Kas and Bishkek-based Zack, PizOne, Dima Alien, Bisha and broxxz.
Batumi events take place from May 27th - 29th, featuring the first live performance of the collaboration between Germany’s AGF and Tbilisi’s Natalie Beridze aka TBA, Berlin-based producers Lotic and MESH, Nina from Hamburg’s Golden Pudel, Unsound Krakow residents DJ Olivia and Chino, as well as a spectrum of Georgian electronic musicians including Aux Field, Jorjick, Nika J live and Severiane. This event is presented with Goethe-Institut Tbilisi.
As a Dislocation event, Unsound’s New York actions are more compact than in previous years, but mark the importance of New York in Unsound’s development and expanding network, involving collaboration with three of our closest partners.
Lincoln Center will present a double-bill at the David Rubenstein Atrium on Thursday June 16, with Elysia Crampton presenting the New York premiere of a work that is part theatre and part live music performance called Dissolution of The Sovereign - A Time Slide Into The Future. Alessandro Cortini - best known for working with Nine Inch Nails - will follow with his modular synth work SONNOS. Admission is free of charge.
The Bunker X Unsound will take place on June 17, with Sustain-Release X Unsound on June 18 - the lineups will be released soon.
Dislocation is the theme for Unsound Krakow this year. Further events will also take place in cities across Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Central Asia and the Caucasus in 2016/2017, many involving special collaborations and commissioned projects. More info coming soon.
Unsound Bishkek is presented with Goethe-Institut Almaty and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Almaty,
Unsound Batumi is presented with Goethe-Institut Tbilisi and Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Ajara Autonomous Republic.
Unsound New York is presented with the Lincoln Center, Sustain-Release, The Bunker NYC and Polish Cultural Institute in New York.
The collaboration between Moritz von Oswald and Ordo Sakhna is commissioned by Unsound, Goethe-Institut Almaty and Goethe-Institut Krakow. After Bishkek, it will be presented at Unsound Krakow by Goethe-Institut and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany as a part of ŚWIETUJEMY jubilee on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the The Polish–German Treaty of Good Neighbourship and Friendly Cooperation.