The Polish promoter will host spin-off festivals in Murmansk, Lviv and Kazan across August and September.
Following events in Belarus and Kazakhstan, the Kraków promoter has detailed its next run of spin-off festivals, focusing on Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. As usual the emphasis is on experimental performance and interdisciplinary collaboration.
First up is the port city of Mamansk—in the far Northwestern corner of Russia—where they'll host a performance by NIVHEK, Liz Harris from Grouper's new project, alongside visual artist MFO, on August 25th. That's presented with Fridaymilk, an independent group of curators based in the Polar Circle.
Then they'll head to Lviv in Western Ukraine for a two-night program starting September 1st. Robert Henke will bring the local debut of his audiovisual project Lumière, followed by a collaborative show between Polish band Księżyc and Ukrainian multi-instrumentalist Svitlana Nianio. Zenker Brothers will head up a club night there too, with a lineup of DJ sets from Ukrainian and Polish acts.
They'll wrap it up with Unsound Kazan, back in Russia, on September 9th, where they'll take over a former airplane hangar for a mini-festival with Laurel Halo, Lotic, Don't DJ and Aïsha Devi alongside Russian artists Buttechno and PTU. Berlin visual artist Lillevan has been commissioned for a project based on the research archives in the physics department at Kazan's Aviation University. He'll perform alongside local experimental musician Rushania Nizamutdinova, while Hamburg artists Florian Meyer and Don't DJ give a workshop on a technique called circular sequencing.