The Sound of Unsound

Wed April 2, 2014
Unsound New York, a five-day, international music festival, takes over Issue Project Room in Brooklyn Heights, as well as various other venues around the city, starting April 2. Photo: Bradley Buehring/Issue Project Room

Catch Ben Vida at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn Heights this weekend, when he closes out Unsound New York, a five-day, international music festival, on April 6. Photo: Bradley Buehring/Issue Project Room

Now going into its fourth year, the U.S. edition of Unsound Krakow, appropriately happening in NYC under the name Unsound New York, hits the city this week from April 2–6. Taking place at multiple venues throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, including Issue Project Room, the First Unitarian Church and Experimental Intermedia, the festival brings together musicians from all over the world across a varied array of sounds from experimental to dub to techno and more. Pairing emerging artists with musical pioneers the festival seeks out musicians and artists who aren’t afraid to take risks. The festival incorporates art, light shows, panels and screenings as well. Performers include Inga Copeland, Håkon SteneWilhelm Bras and more. Ticket prices average between $5-$20 per performance, so see a show, or several, before the music stops on Sunday.