Unsound is producing a mini festival in Tbilisi, Georgia on the 14th and 15th December. This marks a small step in what we hope will be a longer relationship between Unsound and curators and artists in Georgia.

Along with the Goethe-Institut Tbilisi, the event is being produced and curated with local promoter / DJ Tomma Chaladze. Partners include The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, The Institut Français de Géorgie, The British Council Georgia and The EUNIC Cluster Fund.

The festival venue is a distinctive building from the 1950s, recently turned into a club called Mtkvarze, the name of the Kura River in Georgian, which it overlooks.

Artists featured encompass a wide range of styles, from experimental to club music, with Berlin-based electronic music pioneers pole and Thomas Fehlmann of The Orb headlining, along with the French Raster-Noton musician Kangding Ray, Poland's Jacek Sienkiewicz and PAN artist Heatsick, from the UK.

Other Polish artists include Piotr Kurek, the Warsaw-based synth enthusiast, Robert Piernikowski of Napszyklat, and experimental artist Zenial. Georgian artists will also of course feature strongly, with Tusia Beridze (aka TBA and Natalia Beridze), Jorjick, Nikakoi, Nika J and Tomma Chaladze. Live visuals will be presented by Tbilisi video artists Temo Machavariani and George Mozgovoi.

A workshop on mastering will be given by Stefan Betke at the Goethe-Institut Tbilisi, as well as a presentation by Lukasz Szalankiewicz, focusing on his own releases as Zenial and Aabzu and the Polish experimental music scene in general.

Unsound Tbilisi will be free, but there is limited space. Those wishing to attend can find more information / get regular updates on the event's Facebook page.

The program is as below, with links to the artists performing - just click on the names. More precise performance times coming soon.


Night One // 10pm
"Mtkvarze" - Left riverbank of Mtkvari (Kura) river, Agladze str.2

Zenial (PL)
Tusia Beridze (GE)
Heatsick (UK)
pole (DE)
Recognition (aka Jacek Sienkiewicz) (PL)
Jorjick (GE)

Visuals: Temo Machavariani (GE), George Mozgovoi (GE)


Goethe-Institut Tbilsisi // 2pm

Presentation with Lukasz Szalankiewicz (aka Zenial, Aabzu)

Goethe-Institut Tbilisi // 3.30pm
Sound mastering workshop with Stefan Betke (aka pole)

Night Two // 10pm
"Mtkvarze" - Left riverbank of Mtkvari (Kura) river, Agladze str.2

Piotr Kurek (PL)
Robert Piernikowski (PL)
Nikakoi (GE)
Kangding Ray (FR)
Thomas Fehlmann (DE)
Nika J (GE)
Tomma Chaladze (GE)

Visuals: Temo Machavariani (GE), George Mozgovoi (GE)

Organised by: Fundacja Tone, Goethe-Institut Tbilisi, Mtkvarze
Partners: The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, The Institut Français de Géorgie, The British Council Georgia, The EUNIC Cluster Fund

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