Unsound 2019 Day Three
Let’s wake up with music today again the second Morning Glory session. This time, Polish ensemble Kwartludium will premiere new compositions by Teoniki Rożynek, Jan Duszyński and Rafał Ryterski. The event at Manggha will start a bit earlier today, opening with a half-hour workshop on Arduino, showcasing new possibilities for contemporary music. Entry is free.
The discussion program includes presentations from author Olga Drenda on “Polish ghostology”, and writer and musician DeForrest Brown Jr. on the state of Black representation across the music industry. There will also be a discussion on interspecies solidarity, and Polish clubbing and the LGBTQIA+ community. Unfortunately, Nathalie Olah cannot be in Krakow for a presentation related to her new book Steal As Much As You Can, so she will appear via videolink. The discourse program takes place in Pałac Krzysztofory, and entry is also free.
Today’s screenings at Kino Pod Baranami include What Is Democracy?, exploring where real power lies, and Hail Satan?, a subversive documentary about the Satanic Temple in the U.S. Screenings require an additional ticket on top of the pass.
Meanwhile, the exhibition Armageddon Shelter in the Shape of a Giant Cigar opens at Grodzka 43, while today’s workshops include a safer space meeting for promoters, and another on zine-making. You will be able to buy the zines later in the week! Other exhibits remain open daily, including Richard Mosse’s Incoming installation, and Ivan Seal’s exhibition of paintings with music by The Caretaker.
A streaming session at Busz is hosted by Progrefonik today, featuring Unsound’s co-curator Łukasz Warna-Wiesławski aka Rusałka, Dreamcrusher and Semprey. Entry is free, or you can watch online at Progrefonik and the Unsound Facebook page.
Evening shows take place at Manggha again. Led by trumpeter Kamil Szuszkiewicz, Zvanai presents a modern version of Eastern European folk music. American multi-instrumentalist Ka Baird finds inspiration in sacred rituals, following Joan La Barbara’s maxim that “voice is the original instrument”. Dreamcrusher is a New York-based noise artist who describe their work as “nihilist queer revolt musik”. Japanese band Goat blurs the line between the avant-garde and rock music through radical minimalism. You can buy tickets at the festival office, and a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
The Festival Office is open every day until the end of the festival, between 12pm and 6pm. If you have a pass, that’s the place to pick up your wristband. You can also buy tickets here, but please check the availability on our ticket page first. The address is Pałac Krzysztofory, Szczepańska 2.