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Unsound festival review – a shared spirit of internationalist musical exploration | Musique Non Stop

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Unsound festival review – a shared spirit of internationalist musical exploration

Various venues, Kraków, Poland
A celebration of experimental music from around the world celebrates differences as well as connections – even if everyone there dresses in black

If, per Theresa May, being a citizen of the world is being a citizen of nowhere, what does that mean for music, which is more globally interconnected than ever? Artists collaborate via email, rack up the air miles, and can be heavily influenced by a tiny scene on the other side of the world. At the same time, you can never rip up your roots entirely. The 14th edition of Unsound festival washes these conundrums down with gallons of of bison grass vodka.

The Kraków event follows recent spinoff festivals in Russia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, with the organisers setting up collaborations between European musicians and locals, some of whom are in tow here. The overarching theme is Dislocation, whether it’s artists “dislocated” from their homes and scenes, or – come Monday morning, after four days and nights of cutting-edge electronics – punters dislocated from the very fabric of reality.

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by Ben Beaumont-Thomas via Electronic music | The Guardian