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    Default Unsound Festival NYC Feb. 4-14, 2010

    Carl Craig, nsi., Moritz Von Oswald Trio, Tim Hecker, Morgan Geist, 2562, and more? WANT!

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    If you're in New York or of a mind to travel (with, say, something like Kraftwerk blaring on the open road), there's an ambitious new electronic/experimental music festival happening Feb. 4-14. The A.V. Club has a little something to do with it (we're sponsors, and I helped organize the fest and will be on a few panel discussions and talks), and the lineup is a varied one that ventures into club music and far beyond. Among the highlights, to tick through a few...

    Feb. 4: A free concert with Vladislav Delay and Sebastian Meissner (a.k.a. Klimek) at the new Atrium At Lincoln Center.

    Feb. 5: Detroit icon Carl Craig and German duo nsi. playing live soundtracks on old analog gear to two Andy Warhol films, Blow Job and Kiss, at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater.

    Feb. 6: Groupshow playing with Andy Warhol's 8-hour film Empire and the U.S. premiere of the Moritz von Oswald Trio, a live band led by the mastermind behind Basic Channel and featuring percussion by Vladislav Delay, at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village.

    Feb. 10: An experimental-music night with Tim Hecker and Radian, among others, at Brooklyn's Issue Project Room.

    Feb. 11: A show by feted Polish ambient composer Jacaszek and, after, a dance party with Metro Area's Morgan Geist.

    Feb. 12: A big house-music club night with Detroit's Anthony "Shake" Shakir, Romanian ace Petre Inspirescu, Mike Huckaby, and DJ Qu in Williamsburg.

    Feb. 13: A "Bass Mutations" dubstep/etc. night with Untold, 2562, TRG, Pole, and others at Public Assembly in Brooklyn.

    There are also a bunch of panels and talks: a presentation on "The Hidden History Of The Vocoder" by writer Dave Tompkins, a music-journalism talk featuring Simon Reynolds, a dialogue with Morton Subotnick, and lots more. And an electronic-music workshop for kids, who will later play their wares live.

    The whole schedule, day by day, is up on festival's web site here (with advance-ticket info here for shows that might need it.) And, as for some jams, the Brooklyn record-store Halcyon is hosting a free downloadable compilation featuring artists playing at Unsound—just sign in and grab the 17-track sampler here.
    http://www.avclub.com/newyork/articl...od-elec,37398/

    http://unsound.pl/en/festival/progra...tival-new-york

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    Default Re: Unsound Festival NYC Feb. 4-14, 2010

    Yeah, I have a couple friends going. The Vladislav showcase is pretty raunchy.

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    Default Re: Unsound Festival NYC Feb. 4-14, 2010

    For those who are more knowledgeable about this kind of music, what events would you recommend I hit?

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    Tim Hecker and Radian. For sure.

    The night that Pole is curating should be really fucking awesome as well.

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    Default Re: Unsound Festival NYC Feb. 4-14, 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    Tim Hecker and Radian. For sure.

    The night that Pole is curating should be really fucking awesome as well.
    echo, esp. POLE!!

    i also recommend Nadja, Sawako, Vladislav Delay & nsi.

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    Default Re: Unsound Festival NYC Feb. 4-14, 2010

    So the Unsound fest in Krakow is kind of totally fucking insane and I'm jealous. It's got a horror theme and a ton of great stuff: Roll The Dice, Goblin, Lindstrom, Carlos Giffoni, Laetitia Sadler, Jacob Kirkegaard, Shining, Tim Hecker, Oneohtrix Point Never, Zombie Zombie performing the works of John Carpenter, Demdike Stare, Lustmore, Moritz Von Oswald Trio, Actress, Oni Ayhun, Shackleton, Emeralds, a bass music showcase with acts like Joy Orbison and Mount Kimbie and James Blake, Ben Frost, a ton of horror movie screenings and performances of classic horror soundtracks.

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    Default Re: Unsound Festival NYC Feb. 4-14, 2010

    Oi, sd, let's do this!
    Rhythm is a dancer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonshman View Post
    For those who are more knowledgeable about this kind of music, what events would you recommend I hit?
    Decibel festival, Demf, mutek... This
    Rhythm is a dancer.

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    Forza, I'm 99% sure for DEMF next year. I'm ready to switch up my festivals and you've sold me on it enough.

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    Heh... The one I would say miss off that list is DEMF.

    Mutek is at the absolute top of my list as far as North American fests like this go. There are tons in Europe that look amazing as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    Heh... The one I would say miss off that list is DEMF.

    Mutek is at the absolute top of my list as far as North American fests like this go. There are tons in Europe that look amazing as well.
    Keep in mind our vastly disparate music tastes.

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    Default Re: Unsound Festival NYC Feb. 4-14, 2010

    Certainly. Part of my reasoning is also that all of the other festivals have a bit more variety... DEMF is a bit one-sided...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    Certainly. Part of my reasoning is also that all of the other festivals have a bit more variety... DEMF is a bit one-sided...
    I'll have to do more research on Mutek/Decibel...my leaning towards DEMF as of now exists entirely because of the extraordinary recommendations from people who've gone, plus Detroit is easiest to get to for me.

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    Default Re: Unsound Festival NYC Feb. 4-14, 2010

    DEMF is extraordinarily affordable, has a very easy going and enjoyable atmosphere, and almost always has a rock solid lineup. It may be somewhat of a specialty fest, but they pull off enough booking tricks to keep it interesting. Besides, half the talent doesn't even play the actual festival and just plays after parties instead. It's really a labor of love and it shows.

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    I'm not making a new thread for the 2011 version since almost no one gives a fuck, but daaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

    nsound Festival New York starts Wednesday April 6th with Unsound's largest event to date - the festival’s official opening - at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. Presented with Sacrum Profanum, Unsound’s sister festival from Krakow, and organized by the Krakow Festival Office with support of the Krakow City Council, this official Unsound Festival opening night event will feature the USA debut of “We Don’t Need Other Worlds. We Need Mirrors - Music for Solaris.”

    Developed and commissioned for Unsound, Music For Solaris is an ambitious project that celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Krakow writer Stanislaw Lem’s novel Solaris. Written for twenty-nine string players, two percussionists, prepared piano, guitars and electronics by Ben Frost (Australia / Iceland) and Daníel Bjarnason (Iceland) in collaboration with one of Poland's leading orchestras, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Music for Solaris also draws inspiration from the Andrei Tarkovsky film adaptation. The performance will be enhanced by the film manipulations of Brian Eno and Nick Robertson, drawing on moments from the original Tarkovsky film to create a visual parallel to the music composition process. This project has been strongly supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as one of the leading projects of the Polish Presidency of the EU, which starts on July 1st 2011. An album of Music For Solaris will be released this year on the Bedroom Community label.

    Setting the ground for “Music For Solaris,” Sinfonietta Cracovia will perform the music of Krzysztof Penderecki , one of Poland's greatest living contemporary composers, as well as the music of perhaps the most popular modern composer today, New York's own Steve Reich. This opening segment was curated by Sacrum Profanum to celebrate and preview the theme of their upcoming September 2011 festival in Krakow devoted to American minimalist music including many works by Reich.

    The next evening, Thursday April 7th, Unsound returns to The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center where the festival was launched last year. This time, synthesizer legend Morton Subotnick (USA) will be revisiting his first Library of Congress recognized album Silver Apples of The Moon with visual accompaniment from acclaimed video artist Lillevan (Germany). On the same bill, making his long overdue New York debut, Atom™ (Germany/Chile) will perform a solo set of music and visuals drawing from his substantial discography of over 185 releases. That same night, at a special venue soon to be announced, Sinfonietta Cracovia (Poland) will present a concert of music of recently departed composer Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (Poland).

    Over the following two nights the festival will also present club-oriented evenings with the Bunker. On Friday April 8th, Unsound continue their exploration of bass in a club context with a Bass Mutations bill featuring Lone (UK), Badawi (USA), Kontext (Russia), Eleven Tigers (Lithuania), The Phantom & Zeppy Zep (Poland), Chancha Via Circuito (Argentina), Dorian Concept (Austria), Spatial (UK), Sepalcure (USA) and others. Earlier that night (le) Poisson Rouge will play host to an event featuring synthesizer innovators from different, yet similar, walks - John Carpenter collaborator Alan Howarth (USA) with an acclaimed live set at Unsound Krakow behind his belt, will present his film music alongside former Ash Ra Temple member Harald Grosskopf (Germany) who will revisit his recently reissued album Synthesis. Rounding out the bill, Cleveland's trio Emeralds (USA) show how today's generation approach the same ideas. In addition, Emeralds will also perform as special set with Alan Howarth.

    On Saturday April 9th the Bunker Unsound edition club night will feature Petar Dundov (Croatia), KiNK (Bulgaria), Jurek Przedziecki (Poland) alongside Octave One (USA) live, Glitterbug (Germany), Pulshar (Spain) and others.

    Closing out Unsound Festival New York on Sunday April 10th will be three different events, including a collaborative night of dark music with Blackened Music that will feature the New York live debut of Lustmord (UK), Void Ov Voices (Hungary) and Robert Piotrowicz (Poland).
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    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to not give a fuck again.

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    Money

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    Again, the New York edition brings a ton of exceptional acts. One of these years.

    http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?340682
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