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Unsound Surprise!

Unsound festival announces special projects

Surprise! is the theme of this year’s Unsound festival in Krakow, kicking off in early October. True to its theme, festival goers will be kept in the dark about many of the acts scheduled to appear right up until they begin playing.

Part of the programme has been made public, however. The line-up so far announced includes Jlin, RP Boo, Optimo, Rob Mazurek, Nidia Minaj, Visionist, Andy Stott, Helena Hauff, Liturgy, Nozinja, Avril Unger, Rabit & Kuedo, Holly Herndon, Laraaji and Matana Roberts, alongside a hefty selection of talks and screenings. In addition Unsound 2015 is currently releasing information about other special projects scheduled throughout the week. These include the multi-sensory sound and scent project Ephemera. In development since 2014, it was presented at Unsound Toronto earlier this year by Tim Hecker, MFO and Geza Schoen. Unsound has also announced that Max Loderbauer will collaborate with Poland’s Jacek Sienkiewicz at a pre-opening event at a 19th century water supply building next to the Wisla River on 10 October; plus Tim Hecker and Rob Mazurek will participate in a special project based on the Hejnał Mariacki trumpet playing tradition in Krakow's main square. They’ll possibly be joined by an as yet unnamed third player – another festival surprise.

In Unsound’s panel discussions and talks programme, The Wire's Chris Bohn will be laughing with Laraaji and discussing his new yoga workshops; plus other talks tbc.

Unsound Krakow officially runs between 11–18 October. More information can be found on the Unsound website.