This year Unsound New York is crowdfunding Unsound Labs, the special commissions and workshop programme of the festival, which includes concerts, presentations, talks and tours. For 2012 the festival organisers say they're looking to increase the number of special commissions and events (which in the past has included Ben Frost's Solaris project in Krakow, and a tour of La Monte Young's Dream House in New York), and make them all free of charge, and is asking for the money via Kickstarter.
Pledges come with rewards ranging from a Laurel Halo mix, Mark McGuire cassette or Alan Howarth CD-R, to dinner with Lustmord and a Buchla synthesizer lesson with Morton Subotnik. The Unsound Labs shows will also be recorded, and made available as a digital compilation after the festival. Unsound are looking to raise $18,000, with just over $1000 pledged at time of writing, and 25 days to go. Watch the campaign video below. Unsound New York takes place 18–22 April. Full details here.
The first batch of acts for Unsound New York were announced last week. More details here.