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00:00 // Kino Pod Baranami
Jigoku's Future Shock Film Season - Opening Marathon
Jigoku’s film series starts with an all-night marathon featuring the documentary “Future Shock” (1972, US, dir. Alexander Grasshoff), Soviet psyche-acid animation “Journey To The Stars,” (1981, RUS, Roman Kachanov), the apocalyptic futurism of “No Blade of Grass” (1970, UK, Cornel Wilde) and “Spectreman” (1971, JP, Yasuharu Hasebe) with nuclear superheroes and pollution monsters.
Tickets: 15 zl
15:00 // Kino 18
Screening: "In Search of The Unsound"
Screening of the documentary "In Search of The Unsound," produced by Playground and directed by Emilio Guerra and G.Sal-Lari. Shot during Unsound 2010, the film explores the meaning of horror in modern music by following music journalist Philip Sherburne between artists and throughout Krakow. Introduced by Mr Sherburne himself.
Tickets: Free
17:00 // Former Miraculum Factory
Opening of Unsound 2011 Installations
Four installations. "Explain," by John Rafman & Daniel Lopatin, explores 3D landscapes in search of the virtual sublime. Robin Fox makes sounds for Bionic Ear users. Raime & Ewelina Aleksandrowicz / Andrzej Wojtas create an immersive environment to explore the failure of the future already past. Concord, by Voldemars Johansons, is a sculptural musical instrument consisting of metal strings
Tickets: Free
19:00 // Engineering Museum
Unsound Festival 2011 Opening: Hold On
"Oj, Nie Mogę Się Zatrzymać!" (1975, dir. Zbigniew Rybczyński) is accompanied by musicians Felix Kubin and Macio Moretti, utilizing the score's original musique concrète sounds. The silent Soviet-era sci-fi film "Aelita, Queen of Mars" (1924, dir. Yakov Protazanov) will also be screened with a live score, performed by The Generator Analogue Orchestra with Wojcek Czern, Piotr Zabrodzki and others.
19:30 Macio Moretti
19:30 Felix Kubin
19:50 The Generator Analogue Orchestra / Za Siódmą Górą
Tickets: 25 zl
21:30 // Galeria Florianska 20
Opening of Sound Postcards Exhibit
During the 60s and 70s in Poland, at a time when vinyl records were hard to come by, sound postcards became extremely popular. This exhibition not only reveals the forgotten artistic merit of these cards, each with a design or photograph, but allows the public to listen to their songs transferred into mp3 format, drawing attention to the way sound recording technology has changed over time.
Tickets: Free
22:00 // Pauza
Unsound Opening Party: The Modular Fun Palace
Felix Kubin is best known for his rampantly eclectic electronic music, which imagines an alternate Soviet-dominated future, accompanied by a space-age soundtrack. Legowelt describes his recent "The Teac Life" as "deep tape saturated forest-techno" and "unicorn futurism made on cheap-ass digital & analog crap synthesizers." Poland’s The Complainer opens, with the premier of a special new solo show.
22:30 The Complainer
23:30 Felix Kubin
00:30 Legowelt
Tickets: Free
00:00 // Kino Pod Baranami
Jigoku's Future Shock Film Season
A screening of “Time Masters” (1982, FR, dir. Rene Laloux), a masterwork of pop art surrealist science fiction about a space adventurer who travels to the planet Perdide to save a small boy. The mesmerising ‘Hauntological‘ style score is from Bernard Estardy collaborator Jean Pierre Bourtayre.
Tickets: 6 zl
12:00 // Krakow!
Black Taxi
Black Taxi perform live at various unexpected locations around the city. Be prepared!
Tickets: Free
17:00 // Bunkier Sztuki
Presentation: "The Symptom Of The East," with Felix Kubin
An exploration of sound art and experimental music in Eastern Europe drawing from the audio program "Parasol Elektroniczny: Rumours From The Eastern Underground," created by Felix Kubin for Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Kubin discusses the music, cultural politics, economy, and survival tactics important to artists in Estonia, Poland, Latvia, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Tickets: Free
19:00 // Academy of Music in Krakow
Immersion Tank, co-produced with Studio for Electroacoustic Music
Mysterious French drone/psych folk duo Natural Snow Buildings rarely perform live, making this a unique event. Mark McGuire, from Emeralds, creates loops and kosmische grooves on guitar and synth. Known for his Whitehouse project, William Bennett presents Cut Hands, fusing noise, power electronics and African rhythms to create a radical new sound.
19:30 Natural Snow Buildings
20:30 Mark McGuire
21:30 Cut Hands
Tickets: 25 zl
23:00 // Miejsce
Bambino Sound System
The creators of the Polish sound postcard exhibit present Bambino Sound System, created with (mostly damaged) Polish sound postcards from the 60s,70s and early 80s played on portable Polish record players. Expect poor quality and no mixing skills, but plenty of spirit, replicating the atmosphere of an old school communist-era apartment party.
Tickets: Free
00:00 // Kino Pod Baranami
Jigoku's Future Shock Film Season
“The Man Who Saved The World” (1982, TR, dir. Cetin Inanc) is a bewildering, mind melting rip off of “Star Wars” that defies description. Featuring Turkish action star Cuneyt ‘Lionman’ Arkin, it is a zero budget film, shot in a psychedelic haze with a lunatic editor on amphetamines. The score is mash up of electronic sound FX and ripped cues from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Flash Gordon”!
Tickets: 6 zl
12:00 // Krakow!
Black Taxi
Black Taxi perform live at various unexpected locations around the city. Be prepared!
Tickets: Free
16:30 // Klub RE
Eastern Bridges 1, presented with Foundamental (Belarus) and Audiotong (Poland)
An afternoon series focusing on artists from Europe's east, co-presented with curators from the region. Today features the electronica of Belorussian i/dex, full of micro beats and granular sounds, as well as cross-border project The Volume with improvisers Tomek Chołoniewski (PL, percussion), Alexander Chikmakov (KZ, guitars) and Denis Kolokol (UA, electronics, voice).
17:00 i/dex
17:40 The Volume
Tickets: Free
17:00 // Bunkier Sztuki
Presentation: "Without Boundaries," with Robin Fox
From neurobiology to cochlear implants, analog synthesizers to audio controlled lasers, Robin Fox’s work knows no boundaries. Far from a simple description of his practice, Fox’s lecture/artist talk serves to contextualize his work through the lens of synaesthesia, audible and visible electrical signal equivalence and the history of electronic and visual musics.
Tickets: Free
18:57 // Manggha
Pool Table Installation
Before the concerts tonight, Black Taxi create an event that is half live show / half installation using a pool tables, pool player and sound. Upstairs in Manghha.
Black Taxi
Tickets: Free
19:00 // Manggha
The Maximized Message
LXMP (Macio Moretti & Piotr Zabrodzki) use drums, bass and triggered Korg MS-20's to create blistering music, tonight re-interpreting Herbie Handcock's album "Future Shock!” Polish trio Napszyklat’s crossover of hip-hop, noise and electronics make them perfect collaborators with New Jersey's iconAclass featuring MC Dälek. Niwea blends Dawid Szczesny’s electronics with vocals by Wojtek Bakowski.
19:30 Niwea
20:30 LXMP
21:30 iconAclass (w/MC dälek) & Napszyklat
Tickets: 25 zl
00:00 // Kino Pod Baranami
Jigoku's Future Shock Film Season
“The Earth Dies Screaming” (1964, UK, dir. Terence Fisher) is a low budget Sci-Fi wonder. Earth is invaded by deadly alien killer robots. The denizens of a public house barricade themselves in, where tensions rise. Meanwhile, the once friendly locals are rising as walking corpses. From legendary Hammer icon Terence Fisher, this is much more than a routine B picture.
Tickets: 6 zl
12:00 // Krakow!
Black Taxi
Black Taxi perform live at various unexpected locations around the city. Be prepared!
Tickets: Free
16:30 // Klub RE
Eastern Bridges 2, presented by Rokolectiv (Romania) and Klub RE (Poland)
The second part of Eastern Bridges features Romania's Silly Conductor who chops up and builds sound collages from the music of choirs, chamber orchestras and serious symphonies. The Band of Endless Noise is a 5-piece outfit from Poland. Especially for "Future Shock," they will rework music by BBC Radiophonic composer Roger Limb.
17:00 Sillyconductor
17:40 The Band of Endless Noise
Tickets: Free
17:00 // Bunkier Sztuki
Presented by Blackest Ever Black: "Strategies for Survival," with William Bennett
William Bennett founded Whitehouse in 1980, aiming to create "the most extreme music ever recorded". He now helms a mass hypnosis project, premiering at Tate Britain in 2010, and makes music as Cut Hands. He talks about vaudou, unconscious communication and transparent concession - plus ideas related to “Future Shock!” Conversation with Kiran Sande, journalist and Blackest Ever Black label head.
Tickets: Free
19:00 // Manggha
The 800th Lifetime: Music For The End of The World
Appearing with his band, Kangding Ray's album "Or" attempts to depict "the disillusions of modern civilizations." Australian duo HTRK’s new album is meant as an "imaginary party record for the end of time." It deals with themes of “submission, dysphoria, sentimentality, tech-noir and corporate life." Robin Fox, also Australian, provides a high concept bridge with his laser/experimental music show.
19:30 HTRK
20:30 Robin Fox
21:30 Kangding Ray
Tickets: 25 zl
22:30 // Pauza
Exhibit Opening: "Reversions" by Optigram
Manuel Sepulveda, the artist behind Optigram, is known best for his sleeve art for electronic music labels such as Hyperdub and Citinite. Tonight he opens his "Reversions" exhibit.
Tickets: Free
00:00 // Kino Pod Baranami
Jigoku's Future Shock Film Season
In “Atlantis Interceptors” (1983, IT, dir. Ruggero Deodato) scientists unearth the lost city of Atlantis and unleash a giant killer causing chaos and destruction. A messed up meshing of Mad Max, Jules Verne, ultra violence and post nuke Sci-Fi action, with pulsating electro funk score by Guido and Maurizio De Angelis.
Tickets: 6 zl
14:00 // Bunkier Sztuki
Presentation: "Social Media Hacking," with Gordon Savicic
People are becoming uneasy about how much of themselves is floating around the web, completely trackable. The web2.0 suicidemachine provides an easy and chiq way to get rid of any social network and clean all traces of your social media past. Austrian Gordan Savicic from moddr_ tells of their ongoing fight with Facebook's lawyers, as well as other stories connected to the web2.0 suicidemachine.
Tickets: Free
15:30 // Bunkier Sztuki
The Wire Magazine Presents: "Unsound," with Steve Goodman
Steve Goodman (aka Kode9) will reflect on sound, music and futurity via the concept of 'unsound' as the 'not yet heard' from the conclusion of his 2010 book “Sonic Warfare.” “The Wire” Magazine’s Lisa Blanning hosts a Q&A with Steve after his presentation.
Tickets: Free
16:30 // Klub RE
Eastern Bridges 3, presented with Dis-Patch (Serbia) and Skaznu Mesz (Latvia)
Sebia's Wo0 utilizes guitar and effect pedals to capture sounds transmitted into the air. Edgar Rubenis also performs experimental guitar, working with noise and drones. Gas of Latvia is a veteran of the Latvian electronic / experimental music scene, working in a variety of styles.
17:00 Edgars Rubenis
17:35 Wo0
18:10 Gas of Latvia
Tickets: Free
17:00 // Bunkier Sztuki
Presentation: “Face to Facebook – Hacking Monopolism Trilogy,” with Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico
Face to Facebook was a social experiment: stealing 1 million Facebook profiles, filtering them with face-recognition software and posting on a custom-made dating website (lovely-faces.com). The aim: to give virtual identities a shared place to expose themselves freely, breaking Facebook's constraints and boring social rules. The reaction: huge media coverage, as well as lawsuits and death threats.
Tickets: Free
18:30 // St Katherine's Church
Transience
16th century St Catherine's church is the ancient, awe-inspiring setting for Norwegian duo Deaf Center’s contemplative music performed on piano and cello. Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer appear with pianist Christian Wallumrød to present “Re:ECM,” creating sound structures by drawing on recordings from the seminal German label ECM, thus reworking the past to make something new.
19:15 Deaf Center
20:15 Christian Wallumrød
20:15 Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer
Tickets: 50 zl
21:00 // Manggha
The Experience Makers
Music with psychic components. Sun Araw melds hazy synth, guitar and vocals to create spaced out sound from a future yesteryear. Hype Williams process the past to assemble lo-fi beats, synth chords and awkward melodies. Laurel Halo’s time travel allows her to create an uncompromising sonic identity, while Holy Other gazes beyond now by occupying a realm between R&B, techno and dark ambient.
22:00 Sun Araw
23:15 Hype Williams
00:15 Laurel Halo
01:00 Holy Other
02:00 Rustie
Tickets: 30 zl
00:00 // Kino Pod Baranami
Jigoku's Future Shock Film Season
“ZPG” (1972, UK, dir. Michael Campus) is set in distant dystopian future, when an overpopulated and polluted Earth is on the verge of collapse. Conception is outlawed, with couples given creepy, state sponsored robot dolls. One man and woman decide to have a real baby of their own, leading to a paranoid game of cat and mouse. A gem of left field futurism.
Tickets: 6 zl
13:00 // Bunkier Sztuki
RA Live Exchange 1: Morphosis
In collaboration with Resident Advisor, Unsound presents a Live Exchange series at this year's festival. The Exchange is a conversation with artists, labels and promoters shaping the electronic music landscape. Talking to three of the acts performing at Unsound 2011 will be RA editor-in-chief Todd L. Burns. This Exchange features experimental techno producer Morphosis,
Tickets: Free
14:15 // Bunkier Sztuki
The Wire Magazine Presents: "The Persistence of Memory"
"The Wire" Magazine’s Lisa Blanning hosts a Q&A with James Leyland Kirby, aka The Caretaker, tracing a historical jaunt through his history in V/Vm and a host of other pseudonyms to his current and most resonant work on the themes of memory and temporal displacement.
Tickets: Free
15:00 // Kino 18
Screening: "In Search of The Unsound" and "Hip Tech Hi Lit"
repeat screening of “In Search of The Unsound,” as well as the 1987 cyberpunk video “Hip Tech High Lit” by Stuart Argabright and William Bang, in cooperation with William Gibson and Bruce Sterling.
Tickets: Free
15:45 // Bunkier Sztuki
RA Live Exchange 2: Catz n Dogz
Resident Advisor continues its Live Exchange series at this year’s festival, focusing on acts performing at Unsound 2011 in conversation with Todd L. Burns. This session features Polish duo Catz n Dogz.
Tickets: Free
16:00 // Klub RE
Eastern Bridges 4, presented with Kvitnu (Ukraine) and Stalker Festival (Estonia)
Eastern Bridges 4 features the violent abstract music of Kotra, as well as Zavoloka's unique voice, drawing on electronic and ancient Ukrainian folk music. Both are key figures releasing on Kotra's Kvitnu label. Andres Lõo, from Eastonia, will present his one-man psychedelic electro-rock show. Kotra DJs material from Kvitnu to start.
17:00 Kotra
17:30 Zavoloka
18:00 Andres Lõo
Tickets: Free
17:00 // Bunkier Sztuki
The Wire Magazine Presents: “How To Wreck A Nice Beach,
Dave Tompkins presents a history of electronic voices: from Nazi research labs to Stalin gulags, World's Fairs to Hiroshima, Churchill and JKF to Kubrick, artificial larynges and Auto-Tune. Vocoder technology is now a cell phone standard - we communicate via flawed digital replicas of ourselves every day. Imperfect to be real, we revel in signal corruption. Q & A with Lisa Blanning follows.
Tickets: Free
18:30 // Kijow Centrum
Time Horizons
The Caretaker explores memory via music, expanding time horizons; his Unsound show draws on the documentary version of "Future Shock." Kode9 and video artist MFO create a homage to the sci-fi short "La Jetée," about time travel, memory and nuclear war. Morton Subotnick performs his 1967 pioneering work "Silver Apples of The Moon", on the Buchla synth he helped devise, with visuals by Lillevan.
19:00 The Caretaker / Leyland Kirby
19:50 Lillevan
19:50 Morton Subotnick
20:40 Kode9 + MFO
Tickets: 40 zl
21:30 // Teatr Laznia Nowa
Mutations 1: Techno Rebels
Techno began with Toffler, who influenced Juan Atkins in his desire to create a new music with technology as a source of pleasure/transcendence. Atkin’s band version of the legendary Model 500 is at the heart of tonight’s Room 1, including an array of dance music heavyweights and mutators. Room 2 showcases the skewed club music of 100% Silk, Not Not Fun’s sister label, and Poland’s Pet Records.
21:30 Thomas Wirski ( room 2 )
22:00 An On Bast + Phovid ( Live! - room 1 )
23:00 Space Dimension Controller ( Live! - room 1 )
23:30 SLG ( Live! - room 2 )
00:00 Kassem Mosse ( Live! - room 1 )
00:30 Ital ( Live! - room 2 )
01:00 Morphosis ( Live! - room 1 )
01:30 Magic Touch ( Live! - room 2 )
02:00 Model 500 ( Live! - room 1 )
02:30 Tin Man ( Live! - room 2 )
03:15 MMM ( Live! - room 1 )
03:40 Catz 'N Dogz ( DJ - room 2 )
04:15 KiNK ( Live! - room 1 )
05:15 Joy Orbison ( DJ - room 1 )
Tickets: 35 zl
00:00 // Kino Pod Baranami
Jigoku's Future Shock Film Season
"The Final Program" (1973, UK, dir. Robert Fuest) is a long forgotten masterpiece, based upon the cult novel by Hawkwing collaborator Michael Moorcock. As the world heads towards meltdown, a man exploring the death of his father is led to the Final Programme, a project to create the ultimate super being. 70's Pop art leftism, with a jazzy electro score from space cadets Beaver and Krause.
Tickets: 6 zl
13:00 // Bunkier Sztuki
RA Live Exchange 3: John Foxx & Benge
Resident Advisor continues its Live Exchange series at this year’s festival, focusing on acts performing at Unsound 2011 in conversation with RA editor-in-chief Todd L. Burns. This session features John Foxx and Benge.
Tickets: Free
13:00 // Kino 18
Screening: "In Search of The Unsound" and "Hip Tech Hi Lit"
Repeat screening of “In Search of The Unsound,” as well as the 1987 cyberpunk video “Hip Tech High Lit” by Stuart Argabright and William Barg, in cooperation with William Gibson and Bruce Sterling.
Tickets: Free
14:00 // Manggha
The Fun Specialists
A showcase of artists and bands connected to one of the most interesting labels in the U.S., the LA-based Not Not Fun. For several years they have been releasing noise, drone and psychedelia on tapes, CD and vinyl. Their music and visual design self-consciously evokes and reprocesses the recent past, yet also feels like something entirely original.
14:30 Sex Worker
15:20 Dylan Ettinger
16:10 Maria Minerva
17:00 LA Vampires
Tickets: 15 zl
14:30 // Bunkier Sztuki
Q&A: The Past Is Present And The Future Is Upon Us, with Morton Subotnick
Morton Subotnick has been a pioneering presence in electronic music since the early 1960s, when he helped develop the Buchla synthesizer. Here he'll discuss the evolving nature of futurism as it has attended his thinking over time, from the '60s of Marshall McLuhan through the '70s of Alvin Toffler to the present. Q&A with music journalist Andy Battaglia (Wall Street Journal, SPIN, The Wire).
Tickets: Free
18:30 // Engineering Museum
Enclaves of The Future
2 UK acts whose impact reverberates, featuring synths to create future visions. The original singer of Ultravox, John Foxx left to make "Metamatic" in 1981, inspired by sci-fi writer J.G.Ballard. His new album, "Interplay", is a collaboration with The Maths. Chris & Cosey were both members of Throbbing Gristle, but tonight play their 80s work that helped define the cold-synth sound now in revival.
19:00 Chris & Cosey
20:30 John Foxx and The Maths
Tickets: 40 zl
21:30 // Teatr Laznia Nowa
Mutations 2: Overload
The bass music scene is a perfect example of Toffler’s 1970 prediction of art matching a need for accelerated change in the "future." Its producers reach backward, forward and sideways in ever-frenzied pursuit of the new. Any snap shot of this scene will be rapidly outdated, and yet the desire to present its latest forms drives us as always. Here it is: bass music as we see it, in 2011. Be quick!
21:30 Sentel ( DJ - Room 2 )
22:00 Brokenchord ( Live! - Room 1 )
23:00 2562 ( Live! - Room 1 )
23:30 Nightwave ( Live! - Room 2 )
00:00 Andy Stott ( Live! - Room 1 )
00:30 Teeth ( Live! - Room 2 )
01:00 Dreadnought ( Live! - Room 1 )
01:30 Jam City ( DJ - Room 2 )
02:00 Sepalcure ( Live! - Room 1 )
02:30 DJ Rashad ( DJ - Room 2 )
03:00 Jacques Greene ( DJ - Room 1 )
03:30 DJ Spinn ( DJ - Room 2 )
04:00 Addison Groove ( Live! - Room 1 )
05:00 Objekt ( DJ - Room 1 )
Tickets: 35 zl
13:00 // Kino 18
Screening: "In Search of The Unsound" and "Hip Tech Hi Lit"
Repeat screening of “In Search of The Unsound,” as well as the 1987 cyberpunk video “Hip Tech High Lit” by Stuart Argabright and William Barg, in cooperation with William Gibson and Bruce Sterling.
Tickets: Free
14:30 // Klub RE
The Information Pylon
The Information Pylon - a cross-pollination of futurist rupture from Public Information and Exotic Pylon. Featuring live performances from The Haxan Cloak, Ekoplekz and Stellar Om Source with DJ interventions from Poland's own Pontone, jonny mugwump (Exotic Pylon) and Alex Wilson (Public Information). Visual interference to be announced.
15:00 The Haxan Cloak
16:00 Ekoplekz
17:00 Stellar OM Source
Tickets: Free
19:00 // Tempel Synagogue
Stability Zone
The spare music of Henryk Górecki and Arvo Pärt allows the listener to breathe and reflect. Sinfonietta Cracovia perform their work, along with pieces by/with A Winged Victory for The Sullen (Adam Wiltzie & Dustin O'Halloran) . Opening is Poland’s Jacaszek, who will launch his new album “Glimmer.” Featuring harpsichord, clarinet and electronics, it will be released on Ghostly International.
19:30 Jacaszek
20:30 A Winged Victory For The Sullen
20:30 Sinfonietta Cracovia
Tickets: 25 zl
21:00 // Pauza
Closing Party: Burning Out
“Future Shock” ends with a closing party we intend to be equivalent of the white dot that would appear on old TV sets when you turn them off, fading to nothingness. Machinedrum takes jungle and juke into his compression of current club sounds. More names/info soon!
22:00 LA Vampires DJ Set
00:00 VHS Head ( Live! )
01:00 Machinedrum ( Live! )
02:00 Braille ( Live! )
03:00 Philip Sherburne
Tickets: Free
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