Friday, January 15, 2010

news item about a cool festival of electronic and experimental music that is happening next month in New York

the UNSOUND FESTIVAL, February 4th >>> 14th 2010

performers include:

Carl Craig and nsi
(both performing live electronic soundtracks to vintage Warhol films)

(supagroop of Jan Jelinek, Andrew Pekler and Hanno Leichtmann doing eight-hour live improv score to Warhol’s “Empire”)

Moritz Von Oswald Trio

Vladislav Delay & Lillevan’s audio / video

other artists appearing include Falty DL, Tim Hecker, Legowelt, Alan Licht, Pole, Lee Renaldo, Anthony “Shake” Shakir, Morton Subotnick...

special events include

Eastern Promises
(Polish/Romanian/Ukrainian/Belarian electronic and experimental musicians Jacek Sienkiewicz, Petre Inspirescu, Marcin Czubala, Jacaszek, Zavoloka, TRG, Kwartludium, Pavel Ambiont, Zenial)

"classical interpretations of the music of the SST label" (!!)

two nights of noise, drone and experimental work

two nights at the Bunker, Brooklyn featuring contemporary Techno/House

Bass Mutations showcase dedicated to dubstep and beyond

There will also be workshops in electronic music, film screenings, and a series of panel discussions, including one on music journalism which I'll be co-leading with Andy Battaglia--that's on Sunday February 7th at 2 PM, the location is Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, 5 East 3rd Street (between Bowery and 2nd Ave).

Schedule and further information on the events and also the back story of Unsound, the Krakow music festival that's been going since 2003, can be found here