Unsound weekend is about to start: the week's journey of dystopic sounds of an abused nature continues

Unsound weekend is about to start: the week's journey of dystopic sounds of an abused nature continues

This year's Unsound thema is "Flower Power" a counterculture exercise which honors topics related to main humanity spaces of interaction: time, nature, (a)social media, technology and drugs. All in the slightly dark spirit of Unsound: a world of bliss and pain that curates on the edge music, visual art, philosophy and movies.  Mat Schulz is the artistic director and co-founder of the festival that has transformed again Krakow's venues in a hub of on the edge performances and installations. 

Freedom To Spend presents Ursula K. Le Guin and Todd Barton's  "Music and Poetry of the Kesh": “We are nothing much without one another.”

Freedom To Spend presents Ursula K. Le Guin and Todd Barton's "Music and Poetry of the Kesh": “We are nothing much without one another.”

RVNG: ‘According to writer and long-time friend of LeGuin, Moe Bowstern (who pens the liners for the Freedom To Spend edition of Kesh), Barton built and then taught himself to play several instruments of Le Guin’s design, among them “the seven-foot horn known to the Kesh as the Houmbútaand the Wéosai Medoud Teyahi bone flute.” Barton’s crafting of original instruments lends an other-worldly texture to the recordings of the Kesh, not unlike fellow builders Bobby Brown and Lonnie Holley. Bowstern notes, “Other musician / makers have crafted their own Kesh instruments after encountering the earlier cassette recordings that accompanied some editions of the book.”’

TONAL TRANSFIGURATIONS EP. 1: NOISE BEFORE THE HALLOWEEN

TONAL TRANSFIGURATIONS EP. 1: NOISE BEFORE THE HALLOWEEN

"Tonal Transfigurations" dwelves into the industrial music, drones, noise, modularism, IDM, spectral and hyperspectral and other types of obsessive music. Some of these are born into music research institutes, thus the case of spectralism explored within the "Ciprian Porumbescu" institute in Romania or other timbre altering research stories from IRCAM in Paris or the Tape Music Centre in San Francisco; some of the unheard music is celebrated within versatile festivals such as Atonal, CTM, Terraforma and Unsound.