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Unsound Fest posts schedule; tickets on sale

by Andrew Sacher

Julia Holter at LPR last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Julia Holter

Unsound Fest, which goes down from April 18 – 22 across multiple NYC venues, has announced its schedule for 2012. The schedule is listed in full below, and here are some of its highlights:

Julia Holter, who has been making a ton of buzz lately with her excellent new album, Ekstasis, and her NYC live debut, which you can now watch in full at NPR, will be playing the first day of the fest on Wednesday, April 18 at Issue Project Room with Julia Kent and Jenny Hval.

On Thursday, April 19, psych/dub duo Peaking Lights and LXMP will play a free show at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center at 7:30 PM. That show will be followed by live sets by Actress, Next Life, and Hype Williams at Le Poisson Rouge at 11 PM.

Friday’s (April 20) shows include Sun Araw, pole, and Inner Tube at Le Poisson Rouge at 6 PM and live sets by Laurel Halo, Ital, Demdike Stare, Hieroglyphic Being, Zemi17 and Monolake at Warsaw at 10 PM.

On Saturday, April 21, Biosphere and Lustmord‘s special TRINITY piece will be performed at West Park Presbyterian Church at 7 PM with an opening set by Jacaszek. After that show, at a venue TBA we’ll get Sepalcure (live A/V set), Nguzunguzu (DJ), 2562 (DJ), Teeth (live), Throwing Snow (DJ), DaveQ (DJ), and Distal (DJ).

The festival wraps up on Sunday, April 22 with mostly Unsound LABS, including a talk with Biosphere & Lustmord on ‘TRINITY’ at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building at 4 PM. Glasslands will then hosting the Unsound Festival closing party at 9 PM with live sets by Napszyklat and Maria Minerva (who will be making her US debut) and DJ sets by Sun Araw vs Heat Wave and Eltron John.

Ticket info for all of the paid shows is available.

Full schedule including Unsound LABS below…


Wednesday, April 18:
Bamcinematek:
07:00 PM Baaba

Issue Project Room:
9 – 9:45 Julia Kent
10 – 10-45 Jenny Hval
11 – 11:45 Julia Holter

Thursday, April 19:
Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building:
06:00 PM Unsound LABS: Artist Talk – Monolake

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center:
07:30 PM LXMP
08:30 PM Peaking Lights

Le Poisson Rouge:
01:15 AM Actress ( LIVE )
11:30 PM Next Life ( LIVE )
12:15 AM Hype Williams ( LIVE )

Friday, April 20:
Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building:
06:00 PM Unsound LABS: Panel – East of Berlin, Music in External Contexts

Le Poisson Rouge:
07:00 PM Inner Tube
08:00 PM pole
09:00 PM Sun Araw

Warsaw:
01:50 AM Demdike Stare ( LIVE )
03:00 AM Monolake ( LIVE )
10:00 PM Zemi17 ( LIVE )
11:00 PM Laurel Halo ( LIVE )
11:55 PM ITAL ( LIVE )
12:45 AM Hieroglyphic Being ( LIVE )

Saturday, April 21:
Film Anthology Archives:
01:00 PM Unsound LABS: Screening of ICON EYE & Discussion

Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building:
03:15 PM Unsound LABS: Presentation – Dave Tompkins on Sustained Decay: A Natural History of Bass Music in Miami
04:30 PM Unsound LABS: Presentation – Stefan Betke on the Art of Mastering

West Park Presbyterian Church:
08:00 PM Jacaszek
09:00 PM Biosphere & Lustmord premiere of ‘TRINITY’

Venue TBA:
01:00 AM Sepalcure ( LIVE A/V SET )
02:00 AM Distal ( DJ )
03:00 AM 2562 ( LIVE )
04:00 AM Nguzunguzu ( DJ )
05:00 AM DaveQ ( DJ )
11:00 PM Throwing Snow ( DJ )
12:00 AM Teeth ( LIVE )

Sunday, April 22
Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building:
01:00 PM Unsound LABS: Talk – Stuart Argabright,
02:30 PM Unsound LABS: Presentation – Jeremy Grimshaw on The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young
04:00 PM Unsound LABS: Talk – Biosphere & Lustmord on TRINITY

Glasslands:
08:45 PM Napszyklat ( LIVE )
09:30 PM Maria Minerva ( LIVE )
10:15 PM Sun Araw vs. Heat Wave – DJ Set ( DJ )
11:30 PM Eltron John ( DJ )

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