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  • 02/18/2014

Unsound Festival Returns to New York with Demdike Stare, Huerco S., Vladislav Delay, and More

After electing not to touch down in New York in 2013—so as to focus its efforts on London and the Australian city of Adelaide—Unsound Festival will return to NYC this April with five days of diverse programming. Among the artists set to be featured at the upcoming stateside edition of the Polish-born festival are Modern Love bosses Demdike Stare (pictured above), Brooklyn-based house experimentalist Huerco S., Vladislav Delay, DeepChord, and Ital. As is customary at Unsound, a number of artists will prepare special performances for the occasion: Demdike Stare will present a new live soundtrack called Concealed; noted sound artist Ben Vida will perform Damaged Particulates (undersong edition), a so-called "new exploration of sub bass... [which makes] use of bass frequencies throughout the space and on tactile bass seat-backs called SubPac."

Clearly, Unsound has another adventurous NYC edition planned, with performances and parties set to take place across a number of the city's venues (including Cameo Gallery, BAMcinématek, First Unitarian Church, and Issue Project Room) between April 2 and April 6. So far, Unsound's official schedule has not been posted online, but we've gone ahead and included the full details of the upcoming Unsound NYC events below.

Wednesday, April 2
EVOL plays Hanne Darboven scores (USA premiere), Knots with Oren Ambarchi, Sinfonietta Cracovia players, James Rutherford, and Joe Talia (USA premiere)
8pm / $25 or $18 IPR members / students
@ Issue Project Room,
22 Boerum Pl, New York, NY 11201

Thursday, April 3
Pietnastka, Neotrantrik & Suzanne Ciani (USA premiere)
7.30pm / Free
@ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center,
61 W.62 St, New York, NY 10023

Friday, April 4
Stara Reza, Phill Niblock, Concealed with Demdike Stare, Michael England and Sinfonietta Cracovia players (USA premiere)
8pm / $25 or $18 IPR members / students
@ First Unitarian Church,
50 Monroe Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Friday, April 4
DeepChord (Live), copeland (Live), Wilhelm Bras (Live), Huerco S (DJ), Visuals by Aurora Halal, Lighting installation by Nitemind
10pm / Advance tickets $15 / $20
@ Mutual Dreaming @ Cameo Gallery,
93 N.6th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Saturday, April 5
Time (afternoon) @ TBA
Artist talks and discussions

Saturday, April 5
Percussion event featuring: Sean Meehan and Ben Manely, Hakon Stene, Hubert Zemler
3pm / $15 or $12 IPR members / students
@ Issue Project Room,
22 Boerum Pl, New York, NY 11201

Saturday, April 5
Rondo (directed by Janusz Majewski) with a live score by Piotr Kurek, Andy Votel presents Kleksploitation (USA premiere)
$13 / $8 for BAM Cinema Club members
@ BAMcinématek at BAM Rose Cinemas,
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Saturday, April 5
Porter Ricks (Live), Vladislav Delay (Live), Ital & Halal (Live) (world premiere), Miles (DJ), Leisure Muffin (Live), Le Petit Garçon (Live)
Doors 9pm / Advance Tickets $20 / 21+
@ The Bunker @ The Wick,
260 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Sunday, April 6
Ben Vida presents Damaged Particulates (undersong edition) (world premiere)
Time TBA (afternoon)
@ Experimental Intermedia
224 Centre St, New York, NY 10013

Sunday, April 6
Bocian Records showcase with Kapital, Paal Nilssen-Love & Robert Piotrowicz (world premiere), James Rushford & Joe Talia
6pm / $15 or $12 IPR members / students
@ Issue Project Room,
22 Boerum Pl, New York, NY 11201

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