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Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Unsound Dislocation in London

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Unsound Dislocation in London
After its own death, Murmansk. Image: MFO / Facebook

19 July 2017

Experimental music festival Unsound is returning to London in December for Dislocation — two commissions and a world premiere at the Barbican, all exploring themes of disconnection and displacement.

The second Unsound event in London, following a UK edition of the festival in 2013, Dislocation will feature a rare live performance by The Caretaker aka electronic musician Leyland Kirby of V/VM, who will lead the audience on a journey through memory, time and disintegration via his curious collection of vinyls. The video accompaniment will be provided by Weirdcore.

Dislocation will also see two Unsound-commissioned shows enchant audiences at the Barbican. Nivhek (Liz Harris/ Grouper) is set to perform After its own death together with visual artist Marcel Weber, also known as MFO. Created during a residency in Murmansk, After its own death echoes the at once harsh and dreamlike quality of the Russian Arctic. London-based electronic musician felicita will collaborate with traditional dancers from Poland’s Śląsk Song and Dance Ensemble for Soft Power.

The event at the Barbican accompanies a series of Dislocation events taking place across the post-Soviet space. Upcoming editions include Murmansk, Kazan and Lviv.

Dislocation will take place on 8 December at 7.30 pm. Tickets go on sale to Barbican Members at 10 am Thursday 20 July and on general sale at 10am on Friday 21 July.

Unsound Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Kraków, Poland, centring on experimental and evolving forms of music and visual arts. This year’s festival will be held from 8 – 15 October. Find out more about Unsound here.