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Moscow’s fifth Fields Festival happens next month

The Wire Sound System to play tunes, host talks and present a lecture titled Songs In The Key Of Strife

Taking place at Moscow’s new arts space Mutabor over two days in August, this year’s Fields Festival sets to “abolished genre restrictions” with an international programme of over 30 performances, some of them Russian premieres.

The line-up features Senyawa, SHXCXCHCXSH, Carla Dal Forno, Kemialliset Ystävät, SSTROM, Vladimir Martynov & Moa Pillar, Ishome, Kedr Livanskiy, Kymatic, ПТУ, Kate NV, Misha Mishenko, Vtgnike, Marzahn, SAD, HP aka Russell Haswell & Powell, NHK, Sote, Carl Stone and Yussef Abouzeid, among many others.

In addition, New New World Radio have curated a selection of performances from Graham Dunning, Sonestrose, Виды Рыб, Arthur Kuzmin, Denis Smagin, Ored Recordings, Хава Хамзатова, Заур Нагоев and Jrpjej.

The Wire sound system will also be there, with Chris Bohn, Shane Woolman and Emily Bick taking charge of the decks on Saturday. Emily will also be hosting a live Invisible Jukebox with Carl Stone, Shane will be talking to Kate NV and Chris will present Songs In The Key Of Strife – a lightning quick survey of The Wire’s first four decades of adventures in sound and music.

Fields’ music events happen over the weekend of 10–11 August, preceded by the above mentioned talks on Thursday and Friday.