The Polish festival has added experimental acts like Raime, Lustmord and Jazkamer, plus horror soundtrack composer Alan Howarth.
As previously reported here on RA, the theme for Unsound 2010 is "HORROR - the pleasure of fear and unease," a motif that will be further enhanced by the presence of Alan Howarth. Throughout his heyday in the '80s, Howarth composed music and sound effects for horror classics like Poltergeist, the Halloween series and nearly all of John Carpenter's films. He'll drop into Unsound for a live performance and a workshop on sound design. On a similar tip, Icelandic classical artist Daniel Bjarnasson will conduct an ensemble of 48 string players to perform selections from Psycho, The Exorcist and The Shining, along with some of his own compositions.
Less cinematic additions include London duo Raime, Norwegian metal experimentalists Jazkamer and dark ambient innovator Lustmord, who will be playing live for the first time in nearly three decades. These acts join a bill that already includes Oni Ayhun, Actress, Mike Huckaby and The Moritz von Oswald Trio among others. For more info on the festival, take a look at their recently revamped homepage.