Unsound Festival and Crack Magazine to host performances by Sinjin Hawke and Zora Jones, Nyege Nyege and more

Sinjin Hawke Zora Jones

We’re teaming up with Poland’s premiere experimental music festival for a run of live stream performances and talks throughout October.

This year’s edition of Unsound Festival launches today, taking place online between 1-11 October. We’re excited to announce that Crack Magazine will be partnering with Unsound to host a selection of sets and talks from the festival’s programme via our Facebook page.

The first live stream to feature on our programme will be a new AV show by Sinjin Hawke and Zora Jones entitled dreamRooms();. Going live this Sunday (4 October) at 6pm (BST), viewers should expect “an experimental performance that offers a rare window into their development process, against the backdrop of the pandemic and the cabin fever that comes with lockdown”.

The following Friday (9 October), we will host a series of shows co-presented by Ugandan institution Nyege Nyege. The performances will include a live reinterpretation of Jlin’s work by leading Polish percussionists Miłosz Pękala & Hubert Zemler; a live recording of HHY & The Kampala Unit from Unsound 2019; and a performance by the Kalalu Traditional Troupe, who will be showcasing the traditional music of the Basoga people, a tribe living around the town of Jinja in Central and Eastern Uganda. This stream will launch at 7.45pm (BST).

Finally, on 11 October we will host a conversation between artist James Hoff and academic DeForrest Brown Jr., who will discuss their new work HOBO UFO (v. The New World). This talk will run from 7.45pm (BST) and will close Unsound Festival 2020.

All performances are free to attend online, although donations are being accepted. For more information, head to Unsound’s website.