The Krakow-based Unsound Festival is once again visiting New York, with its second annual show taking place this coming April. For ten days starting April 1, an eclectic selection of musicians including Brian Eno, Julianna Barwick, Emeralds, Krzysztof Penderecki, and dozens of others will crowd New York venues to play showcases centered around a particular musical theme. Showcases are titled things like “Oceans of Noise” and “Bass Mutations,” which sounds awesome.
From April 1 to April 5, Unsound will feature a series of “Labs” that feature collaborations between artists. On April 6, the official opening night will take place at the Lincoln Center, followed by the remaining showcases across the city. The genres that Unsound encompasses are far-flung and range from rock to electronic to classical to metal—essentially, this is a festival that attempts to actively innovate as it is going on. Last year’s Unsound Festival took place in February, and was the first American version of the predominantly Eastern European-based event. For the full lineup, visit the Unsound Festival website here.