With the Unsound 2015 Krakow night program already announced, it’s now time to spill the beans on the day program.
But before that, anyone with Unsound passes or tickets to the Revelations at Wieliczka salt mine are urged to check travel info connected to this event on the Unsound website.
Note that DJ RICHARD has been added to this event. Subverting the idea of a prime time club slot you might expect from someone who's released one of the best club albums of the year, he’ll play a unique experimental/ambient DJ set as the audience gradually enters. It’s also possible to take an extended tour of the salt mine before hitting the live shows – including an underground chapel carved out of salt. For more info and ticket prices for these tours contact [email protected]
As for the free Unsound day program, artist talks include Charles Cohen and Rabih Beaini on improvisation; Poland’s Pawel Kulczynski (aka Wilhelm Bras); Laraaji; Elysia Crampton discussing landscape, place and history; an RA Exchange with UNiiQU3; and Gram[m]ofon talks with Zenker Brothers and Jacek Sienkiewicz, where artists play and chat about their favourite records.
British author Owen Hatherley will give a talk on his new book “Landscapes of Communism”, exploring the architecture of communism in Eastern Europe; Mat Dryhurst will give a presentation on “Saga”, a tool he’s created that allows artists to take control of spaces where their work is shared online; Adam Harper will ask whether digital accelerationism is good for the underground.
There are also discussion panels on: the disappearance of Polish music journalism; if it’s still possible to shock via performance and record sleeve art, and to what end; and what happens when European avant gardists tap into the revolutionary legacy of a different culture forged in another time and place? Discussions presented with Repeater Books include Decolonised Dancefloors on race, identity and the global underground; and Club Culture(s), asking how dance music and club culture might reclaim its often-radical roots.
Also, a field-recording workshop will take place with an unannounced artist playing earlier in the week, leading a small group of people through Krakow. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketpro.
Full information on the day program can be found on the Unsound website.
An extra morning show has been added to the Morning Glory series, making three free shows at 11am on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of Unsound, taking place at two of Krakow’s most beautiful churches: the 16th-century baroque St Peter and Paul’s, and the 14th-century gothic St Catherine’s. These shows are all secret – but more than worth getting out of bed for, both for the music and the architecture.
With tickets to many events at Unsound Krakow going so fast, this year a decision has been made to put aside a certain amount for the club nights in Forum as well as other events, for purchase at the Unsound office during the festival (from 10 - 18 October), as well as at the door if not sold out. The logic behind this decision is to ensure that a large part of the local audience can still attend, many of whom are used to buying tickets during Unsound. If an event is marked as sold out via Ticketpro, go to the Unsound website and look at the specific event. If it is marked as “Tickets at Door” this means tickets will be available at the office and venue door, unless sold out of course.
Last but not least, the fourth edition of Unsound Adelaide 2016 has been announced, as part of the general Adelaide Festival lineup. Included in the Australian event next year are Alessandro Cortini, Johann Johannson & Zephyr Quartet, Fennesz & Lillevan, SUMS: Kangding Ray & Barry Burns, Kode9 with the world premiere of his new live A/V show, Paula Temple, Powell & Lorenzo Senni in a new collaboration, Jlin and Tralala Blip. A couple more names are still to come. Unsound Adelaide takes place slightly earlier this year, across two jam-packed nights on Friday Feb 26 and Saturday Feb 27. Tickets go on sale from October 8. More info is available on the Adelaide Festival website.
Unsound Krakow’s discourse program is part of the SHAPE platform, a project with an educational component.