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First acts announced for Brazilian festival Novas Frequências

Brazilian festival Novas Frequências has announced first batch of artists

Brazilian festival Novas Frequências has announced the first batch of artists for its 2015 edition including Mika Vainio, Phill Niblock, Thomas Ankersmit, Quiet Ensemble, Timespine and Thingamajicks. Also in the programme is a series of performances and residencies with Polish artists curated by the festival together with the website and Unsound. Guests include RSS B0YS, Stara Rzeka (with local act Bemônio), Wilhelm Bras, Kucharczyk and Jacek Sienkiewicz (performing solo and in a Zbigniew Karkowski tribute with Brazil’s Chinese Cookie Poets).

The festival takes place between 1–8 December in Rio and will include performances, club nights, talks, panel discussions, workshops, films and a hacklab. The festival is also curating a special edition of Below The Radar for The Wire’s November issue. The compilation will feature tracks by contemporary Brazilian artists and will be available exclusively to the magazine’s subscribers.

More information on the festival can be found at