If you saw the first part of the documentary on PlayTV, you’ll know what “In Search Of The Unsound” is all about. If not, the visual and journalistic experience we developed in autumn 2010 in Krakow, Poland, will be new to you. Every year, the Unsound festival takes place in the city, now a landmark event on the avant-garde music agenda. It started as a small and modest experience and grew with care, focussing on innovative music from the dance, experimental and contemporary composition scenes, making the event a very exciting experience. Unsound also has a New York leg now, for the second year in a row. The next one will take place between 4th and 10th April.
For its 2010 edition, Unsound had horror in music as a central theme. We took our cameras to Krakow and spoke with artists, shooting on locations that were abandoned or had an unnerving past, and all that with the inestimable collaboration of journalist Philip Sherburne, who dared to accompany us to the places that made him feel anxious. Philip gives his opinion and speaks with the musicians. In the first episode, he met with Demdike Stare. This time it’s Kreng and Mordant Music, who don’t appear in front of the camera, but are there with their installation “Nesst”.
Soon, we’ll offer you the third episode, with Ben Frost (and as the soundtrack, “We Don’t Need Other Worlds, We Need Mirrors”, from his new score of “Solaris”, written by Frost alongside Daniel Bjarnason and performed by the Sinfonietta Cracovia. But for now, dive into the abyss and watch the second episode on PlayTV. Unsound Festival New York takes place from 1 to 10 April, at various locations in New York. Tickets are on sale here.