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New Belgian festival Uncanny Valley celebrates Los Angeles Free Music Society

Uncanny Valley festival takes place in Gent over four days in June

A new Belgian festival Uncanny Valley aims to celebrate “the open marriage between underground music/culture and the visual arts”, with its first installment taking place from 8–11 June across various venues. Presented by Vooruit, alongside SMAK, 019 and longrunning Belgian promoter and label Kraak, the main guests for its first edition are Los Angeles Free Music Society, heading a programme of like-minded artists and musicians. Over four days the festival will focus on LAFMS’s sprawl of projects and formations such as Extended Organ (with Paul McCarthy, Tom Recchion and David Toop), Airway (with Wolf Eyes and Aaron Moore) and Waxy. There will also be an exhibition of artefacts from the LAFMS flyer and poster archive at the 019 venue, a panel talk moderated by David Toop and a screening of LAFMS video work curated by Floris Vanhoof.

LAFMS’s Rick Potts has written the Epiphanies column in The Wire 388 June issue.