Poland’s most adventurous festival is based in Kraków and returns to New York this year with their sister extension. They have produced Unsound in Tbilisi, Minsk, Kiev, Prague, Bratislava – and soon Unsound Adelaide at Adelaide Festival. With an emphasis on vibrant electronic, experimental, independent and club music scenes from all around the world, you can find a full calendar of this weekend’s events. Some of the music and lecture venues include Cameo Gallery, Goethe-Institut, Issue Project Room, The Wick with performances by Huerco S., Deepchord, Ben Manely & Sean Meehan, Ital, Aurora Halal, Miles, Porter Ricks, Demdike Stare, and much more.
Now going into its fourth edition, Unsound Festival New York is an extension of Unsound in Krakow, Poland, with a focus on exploratory music from an international network of cities and scenes. These diverse sounds, all interconnected, draw from many milieus: experimental, classical, post-classical, techno, improv, dub. What unites them is a shared sense of aesthetic investigation and appreciation for curious ears. As always, we’re interested in imaginative ideas and a willingness to take risks, musical and otherwise. With a mix of emerging artists and musical pioneers, the program favors projects and pairings commissioned by Unsound in Poland and in New York, with some projects being presented for the first time. All of Unsound’s iterations — in Krakow, New York, London, Adelaide, and Minsk — celebrate an international mix of sounds and movements, making the festival a unique cross-border artistic experiment.