Nicolás Jaar, UNIIQU3, Laraaji and more are confirmed for the 11-day virtual event in October.
The 2020 edition, whose theme is "Intermission," will be a mix of audiovisual works, workshops, musical collaborations, webinars and more, all of it taking place online.
"The Internet can be an extremely exhausting place with a multitude of voices, but often lacking a feeling of real connection," executive director, Gosia Plysa, says. "We've tried to navigate the possibilities of different platforms, working with artists in a way that creates a feeling of engagement, support and excitement, but also plays with existing formats."
The 11-day programme will open with Weavings, an improvisational concept from Nicolás Jaar in which multiple artists contribute to a continuous musical piece. Joining Jaar will be Laraaji, Senyawa's Wukir Suryadi & Rully Shabara and more.
Other highlights include audiovisual works by Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones and DeForrest Brown, Jr.; video essays by Steve Goodman (AKA Kode9) and GAIKA, Shannen SP and GLOR1A's Nine Nights project; and workshops on deep listening, laughing meditation, gqom and Jersey Club.
Unsound 2020 will take place from October 1st through 11th. The entire programme is free. For the full schedule so far, head to the festival's website. Fans wishing to support Unsound can do so either via Patreon or by pre-ordering the book and digital album accompanying this year's edition.
Revisit two online panels—"Black Techno Futures: Local And Global Perspectives" and "Zone-Free Zone: Poland's LGBTQ+ Community In Arts & Activism—hosted earlier this year by Unsound as part of its 2020 output. You can also read Maya-Roisin Slater's report on the former.