Presence is the theme of this year’s festival, running from 7–14 October
More artists have been announced for the 2018 edition of Unsound Krakow. As ususal, full week passes sold out within minutes of going on sale. But don’t worry, individual tickets are still available.
A few special projects are included among the latest festival additions. The closing evening is given over to the memory of Jóhann Jóhannsson, who died in February earlier this year. The Icelandic composer had a longstanding relationship with the festival, having first performed at Unsound Krakow in 2009. He later skipped attending the 2016 Academy Awards in order to play at Unsound Adelaide. This year Hildur Guðnadóttir, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Erik Skodvin, Sam Slater and Sinfonietta Cracovia will come together and collaborate in his memory. A second tribute will take place at NOSPR in Katowice on 31 October.
Also announced is the next addition to Ephemera, a series of synaesthetic installations and live performances connecting sound and scent begun at Unsound 2014. This year Chris Watson, Schoen and MFO will present Foris, an immersive installation based around ideas of preserving endangered ecosystems. Plus, Huerco S will present a world premiere of Pendant; Todd Barton and the late Ursula K Le Guin’s Music And Poetry Of The Kesh will be performed for the first time, and AUDINT's Steve Goodman, Toby Heys and Eleni Ikoniadou will host a panel of presentations revolving around inhuman and post-human vibrations. Paweł Romańczuk and Tomoko Sauvage will also present Archive, based on the work of photographer Zofia Rydet, who between 1978–97 took more than 20,000 photos documenting households in Poland.
Other programme additions include Bartek Kujawski, Dis Fig, Eartheater, Elena Colombi b2b Olivia, Gábor Lázár, Gaika, Lena Willikens b2b Objekt, Lotic, MCZO & Duke, Nazar, Phill Niblock, Object Blue, Powder, RP Boo, rRoxymore, Sarah Davachi, Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones and Sophie, joining the already announced roster of artists including Jlin, Lena Willikens, Kampire, Lea Bertucci, Lucrecia Dalt, Nazar, DJ Storm and others.
Individual tickets will go on sale soon.