Le Guess Who? 2021: OSEES, Microphones, Faust, Jesu, more
Forward-thinking festival Le Guess Who? has announced its 2021 edition, happening November 11-14 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. This year's lineup includes performances from OSEES, Bent Arcana, William Basinski, Siti Muharam, faUSt (performing FAUST IV), Pa Salieu, Arooj Aftab, the Microphones, Ton-Klami, KeiyaA, Irreversible Entanglements, Jesu, Black Country, New Road, Pink Siifu, The Necks, Vanishing Twin and more.
As usual LGW has announced five guest curators -- John Dwyer, Midori Takada, Lucrecia Dalt, Matana Roberts and Phil Elverum -- who will be presenting many of the festival's performances:
- John Dwyer will perform as part of OSEES and will also present the live premiere of his improvisational collective Bent Arcana, and has curated performances by krautrock legends faUSt (playing FAUST IV), Old Time Relijun, Brigid Dawson & Sunwatchers, Earth Girl Helen Brown, and Gustaf.
- Midori Takada will perform at the festival as part of Ton-Klami; Takada also presents The Hague’s Ensemble Klang.
- Lucrecia Dalt will present her collaboration with Aaron Dilloway (Wolf Eyes); Dalt also curates performances by Beatriz Ferreyra, Tarta Relena, Felix Kubin, and Julián Mayorga.
- Matana Roberts will curate performances by Irreversible Entanglements, Jesu, Joëlle Léandre, and Oren Ambarchi.
- Phil Elverum will be joined by guitarist Jay Blackinton to perform the Microphones in 2020 album in its entirety. Elverum also curates performances from Duma, Lori Goldston, and Mari Kalkun.
Also performing at Le Guess Who? 2021 is artist-in-residence Alabaster dePlume, plus Black Country, New Road, Arooj Aftab, Pa Salieu, William Basinski (performing Lamentations), Spirit Fest (members of The Notwist and Tenniscoats), Gebroeders Dieleman van Eeckhout (aka Colin H. van Eeckhout of Amenra), KeiyaA, L'Rain, PAINT, Pink Siifu, The Necks, Vanishing Twin, and lots more. and more. Check out the full lineup below
Four-day passes for Le Guess Who? are on sale now, with daily and individual show tickets on sale later this year.
All artists confirmed for Le Guess Who? 2021 (more to be announced)
curated by John Dwyer
Brigid Dawson & Sunwatchers
Earth Girl Helen Brown
faUSt performing Faust IV live!
Old Time Relijun
curated by Lucrecia Dalt
Lucrecia Dalt & Aaron Dilloway
curated by Matana Roberts
Damon Locks’ Black Monument Ensemble
curated by Midori Takada
Ensemble Klang presents Thrift Hybrids
curated by Phil Elverum
Alabaster dePlume (artist-in-residence)
Alexander Scriabin - 'Le Poème du Feu' performed by Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes
Black Country, New Road
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore
Conjunto Papa Upa
Etran de L’Air
Gebroeders Dieleman van Eeckhout
Ghalia Benali in Hadret Ishq
Ronald Langestraat & Tim Koh
Tara Clerkin Trio
William Basinski performing Lamentations
Nyege Nyege Tapes presents Hakuna Kulala Club Night
Marcelle/Another Nice Mess
Vladislav Delay AV live (visuals by AGF)