Fourth Day of Unsound Kraków 2018

Oct 10

We hope you had a good night’s rest, as the second Morning Glory session is about to start in Tempel Synagogue. Zdzisław Piernika, a legendary tubist and a figurehead of Polish avant-garde music joins forces with improv duo HATI. Entry is free.

Also early in the day, Teoniki Rożynek, Kamil Szuszkiewicz and vocalist Antonina Nowacka will explore the connections between ASMR and music in another free day show at Alchemia.

The expansive discourse program also continues! Stefanos Levidis of the Forensics Architecture group will give a presentation on unearthing state violence. Field recordist Chris Watson will be interviewed by Andy Battaglia. Rory Gibb, Paul Rekret and Anja Kanngieser will explore how sound works to confront environmental change. Resident Advisor’s Aaron Coultate will lead a panel on East African Music with DJ and writer Kampire and one of the directors of Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Festival Arlen Dilsizian. Canadian Ryan Diduck will give a presentation on the history of MIDI, connected to his book Mad Skills. Entry to this program is, again, free.

Kino Pod Baranami will screen Worlds of Ursula Le Guin by Arwen Curry, a documentary giving more context to the evening premiere of Music and Poetry of the Kesh. The second film is Florian Weigensamer and Christian Krönes’ Welcome to Sodom, a documentary about a Ghana landfill for electronic waste from the West. Film screenings are not included in the festival pass, and need a separate ticket.

As on every day, you can experience Ephemera: Foris at 1:30pm, 3:00pm and 4:30pm. The shows require a separate ticket, which you can purchase at the festival office or the venue if the session is not sold out. You can also see and hear Mirosław Bałka’s a, e, i, o, u today, as well as Bartosz Zaskórski’s exhibit Monster and Senster, a kinetic sculpture from the late 60s. Entry is free.

The main evening show takes place in the the beautiful 19th century Tempel Synagogue in Kazimierz. In 1985, Ursula K. Le Guin and composer Todd Barton collaborated on Music and Poetry of The Kesh, a unique album of songs and poetry sung and recited in an invented language, made with invented instruments. The work will be performed live for the first time at Unsound by Barton and The Kesh Ensemble, including the voices of Agata Harz and Katarzyna Smoluk-Moczydłowska of Księżyc, Rafał Grozdew, Ania Broda and percussionist Hubert Zemler. Opening is Lea Bertucci, a multi-instrumentalist who explores the relationship between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. Tickets will be available at the door.

Finally, let’s warm up before the Hotel Forum nights with an adventurous Wednesday party! Kraków’s underground club Szpitalna 1 will host Rian Treanor, Aquarian and Tutu, mixing club and experimental music, as well as Slikback, the Kenyan producer of futuristic African music. The lineup also features Newtype Rhythms’ host Sheepshead and Szpitalna 1 residents Chino, Charlie, Biøs and Kinzo Chrome. Note: this party is not included in the Unsound pass.

Please remember, if you have a Weekly Pass you need to come to the festival office to exchange it for a wristband and an ID badge. We’re open every day of the festival, from 12pm to 6pm. The office also offers individual tickets to all events, unless sold out. Please check the ticket section of Presence edition for current info on tickets and events.