Unsound Festival announces its full 2014 line-up, caps it off with some Jarry, Burroughs, Jan Klata, and Leyland Kirby

Unsound Festival announces its full 2014 line-up, caps it off with some Jarry, Burroughs, Jan Klata, and Leyland Kirby

Krakow’s mighty Unsound Festival has now revealed its full program, rounding out an already awe-inspiring line-up with a mouthwatering assembly of experimental installations, theater performances, scholarly talks, and fringe-skirting music.

Not two months ago, our very own Taylor Peters informed you of the Polish festival’s latest batch of performers: SOPHIE, Nurse with Wound, Evian Christ, The Necks, and Lee Gamble. Now, barely weeks away from the event, Unsound’s final announcement has taken a more multimedia spin. First, the controversial Polish theater director Jan Klata will stage an interpretation of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi in collaboration with the Narodowy Stary Teatr and Leyland Kirby (a.k.a. The Caretaker), who has composed original music specially for the play. Second, Mark Fell will present his Dream-Machine-inspired installation “Get Out of the Defensive Position” to celebrate William Burroughs’ centennial. Also commemorating Burroughs’ 100th birthday, the festival will host a panel on the Nova Trilogy’s creator, featuring his biographer Barry Miles. And, if you’re still into that conference-attending mood, David Keenan, Suzanne Ciani, and many others will also be giving talks and presentations during the festival weekend. Finally, free performances by WANDA GROUP, Valerio Tricoli, and a Polish experimental scene showcase will make sure some of the festival’s riches trickle down Krakow’s streets.

Now add all of these activities to the previously revealed shows by Grouper (if you just knew how much we’re loving Ruins here at TMT), Richard Pinhas, Jenny Hval & Susanna, Swans, DJ Spinn, Niños Du Brasil, Carter Tutti Void, plus so many others it would be cruel to list here, and you’ll begin to grasp the Voltron-like creature of arty perfection this festival is.

You can check the whole program, and get tickets, here.

• Unsound: http://www.unsound.pl

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