Le Guess Who? 2021

Featuring programs curated by John Dwyer, Lucrecia Dalt, Matana Roberts, Midori Takada, and Phil Elverum

Announcing the 2nd edition of Hidden Musics at LGW21

Le Guess Who? Recordings

Visit our archive for exclusive recordings of performances at the festival

Line-up

The full line-up for Le Guess Who? 2021 has been revealed:

Show list
Curated by Matana Roberts
Curator: Matana Roberts Curator: Matana Roberts
Curated by Midori Takada
Curator: Midori Takada Curator: Midori Takada
Curated by Lucrecia Dalt
Curator: Lucrecia Dalt Curator: Lucrecia Dalt
Curated by Phil Elverum
Curator: Phil Elverum Curator: Phil Elverum
Curated by John Dwyer
Curator: John Dwyer Curator: John Dwyer
Curated by Midori Takada
Midori Takada - [THUS TIME GOES BY] Midori Takada - [THUS TIME GOES BY]
Curated by Matana Roberts
Irreversible Entanglements Irreversible Entanglements
Gabriels Gabriels
Hidden Musics
Ghalia Benali in Hadret Ishq Ghalia Benali in Hadret Ishq
KeiyaA KeiyaA Zwangere Guy Zwangere Guy
Curated by John Dwyer
OSEES OSEES
Siti Muharam Siti Muharam
Curated by John Dwyer
Faust IV Live! Faust IV Live!
Curated by John Dwyer
Bent Arcana Bent Arcana
Hidden Musics
Mónika Lakatos Mónika Lakatos
FLOHIO FLOHIO Arooj Aftab Arooj Aftab Lyra Pramuk Lyra Pramuk
Curated by Matana Roberts
Damon Locks' Black Monument Ensemble Damon Locks' Black Monument Ensemble
Curated by Matana Roberts
Matana Roberts & Jessica Moss Matana Roberts & Jessica Moss
Hidden Musics
Etran de L'Aïr Etran de L'Aïr
Rian Treanor + Leila Ziu (live) Rian Treanor + Leila Ziu (live) Pink Oculus presents Before Wisdom Pink Oculus presents Before Wisdom
Curated by Phil Elverum
the Microphones the Microphones
Suuns Suuns Pa Salieu Pa Salieu
Uncloud presents
Vladislav Delay AV live (visuals by AGF) Vladislav Delay AV live (visuals by AGF)
Hidden Musics
Mazaher Mazaher
Artist in residence: Alabaster dePlume Artist in residence: Alabaster dePlume Sunwatchers Sunwatchers
Nyege Nyege Tapes present Hakuna Kulala Club Night
Turkana Turkana
Lucinda Chua Lucinda Chua
U?
Public art: Vermeulen&Dubbeldam – PS Blub Public art: Vermeulen&Dubbeldam – PS Blub
Meril Wubslin Meril Wubslin
Curated by Lucrecia Dalt
Tarta Relena Tarta Relena
U?
Speak UP Speak UP
Curated by John Dwyer
Old Time Relijun Old Time Relijun
U?
Le Guess Who? Official Hangout Le Guess Who? Official Hangout
India Tapes (1969-1972) India Tapes (1969-1972)
COSMOS
Eavesdrop with Christine Kakaire Eavesdrop with Christine Kakaire
U?
I Think I Think I Think I Think
U?
Lombok Food Market Lombok Food Market
COSMOS
Danseruna Danseruna
U?
Brewpub De Kromme Haring: LGW Yuzu Pale Ale Brewpub De Kromme Haring: LGW Yuzu Pale Ale
U?
Velvet-Rebel Velvet-Rebel
YUNIS YUNIS FlySiifu FlySiifu Trio SonCe Trio SonCe CV Vision CV Vision Slumberland feat. Sainkho Namtchylak Slumberland feat. Sainkho Namtchylak
U?
Vechtclub Market Vechtclub Market
Curated by Phil Elverum
Duma Duma
U?
Stiltecoupé Stiltecoupé
U?
Public art: Wilhelmusvlug – All My Colours Public art: Wilhelmusvlug – All My Colours
Parrenin/Weinrich/Rollet Parrenin/Weinrich/Rollet The Botanical Revolution / Jasper Hagenaar / Antonis Pittas / Modern Love The Botanical Revolution / Jasper Hagenaar / Antonis Pittas / Modern Love Maarten Vos & Maotik present Erratic Weather Maarten Vos & Maotik present Erratic Weather Ichiko Aoba Ichiko Aoba Mario Batkovic Mario Batkovic
Knekelhuis presents
Spill Gold Spill Gold
Hidden Musics
Ored Recordings: Jrpjej & Zaur Nagoy Ored Recordings: Jrpjej & Zaur Nagoy
U?
Kaap De Goede Hoop Kaap De Goede Hoop
Curated by Lucrecia Dalt
Chúpame El Dedo Chúpame El Dedo
U?
Public art: Jeroen van der Most & Peter van der Putten – Letters from Nature Public art: Jeroen van der Most & Peter van der Putten – Letters from Nature
U?
Stories of Lombok (Buurttour) Stories of Lombok (Buurttour)
COSMOS
The Late Frique Show The Late Frique Show
U?
Aurélie Poppins & RomanOwitch Aurélie Poppins & RomanOwitch
Pan•American Pan•American
Uncloud presents
claire rousay claire rousay
Tara Clerkin Trio Tara Clerkin Trio
U?
Howart Howart
Cucina Povera Cucina Povera Elephant – with Alabaster DePlume Elephant – with Alabaster DePlume
Curated by John Dwyer
DMBQ DMBQ
Film: Memory House Film: Memory House
U?
ZALM ZALM
COSMOS
COSMOS COSMOS
Nyege Nyege Tapes present Hakuna Kulala Club Night
Marcelle/Another Nice Mess Marcelle/Another Nice Mess
U?
Lola's Dice Lola's Dice
Curated by Phil Elverum
Tenniscoats Tenniscoats
Plague Organ Plague Organ
U?
The Fire Harvest The Fire Harvest
U?
The Ear The Ear
Uncloud presents
Near Stoic Near Stoic
La Vida Es Un Mus presents
Kohti Tuhoa Kohti Tuhoa
Lael Neale Lael Neale
U?
Dabke Workshop Dabke Workshop
U?
Insert Blank Records Insert Blank Records
U?
Mevrouw Tamara Mevrouw Tamara
U?
Loui Lind Loui Lind
U?
Ayman Maas Ayman Maas
U?
Otto Kokke Otto Kokke
COSMOS
Le Guess Who? Official Hangout Le Guess Who? Official Hangout
U?
Open Ateliers, Exhibitions & Live Painting Open Ateliers, Exhibitions & Live Painting
COSMOS
A Pear of Pairs A Pear of Pairs
James Holden & Wacław Zimpel James Holden & Wacław Zimpel
Curated by Phil Elverum
Mari Kalkun Mari Kalkun
U?
Koen Boeijinga Koen Boeijinga
Blak Saagan Blak Saagan
Curated by Matana Roberts
Klein Klein
U?
De Witte Kunst De Witte Kunst
Space Afrika Space Afrika
Curated by John Dwyer
John Surman & Alexander Hawkins John Surman & Alexander Hawkins
Curated by Lucrecia Dalt
Julián Mayorga Julián Mayorga
L'Rain L'Rain
U?
Big Hare Big Hare
Curated by John Dwyer
Gustaf Gustaf
Curated by Lucrecia Dalt
Víctor Herrero Víctor Herrero
U?
Sound in Motion Sound in Motion
Curated by Matana Roberts
Ice Balloons Ice Balloons
PAINT PAINT
U?
Le Guess Who? Lunch & Live Music Le Guess Who? Lunch & Live Music
COSMOS
Pep Navigates Pep Navigates
COSMOS
Every Thought Flies (Time is the Teacher) Every Thought Flies (Time is the Teacher)
Turntable Epistemologies Turntable Epistemologies
Uncloud presents
Mark IJzerman & Sébastien Robert present As Above, So Below Mark IJzerman & Sébastien Robert present As Above, So Below
Don Melody Club Don Melody Club
U?
Combo Qazam Combo Qazam
Knekelhuis presents
De Ambassade De Ambassade
U?
Sun-Mi Hong Sun-Mi Hong
U?
Cengiz Arslanpay Cengiz Arslanpay
U?
Flare Quartet & Randa Awad Flare Quartet & Randa Awad
Curated by Matana Roberts
Oren Ambarchi Oren Ambarchi
Gebroeders Dieleman van Eeckhout Gebroeders Dieleman van Eeckhout
U?
Public art: Cem Berendsen & Wessel Kok – FROM NOISE Public art: Cem Berendsen & Wessel Kok – FROM NOISE
U?
Petersburg Petersburg
Angel Bat Dawid Angel Bat Dawid
COSMOS
Wajãpi Wajãpi
COSMOS
Arsenal Arsenal
U?
Public art: Charlotte Roger – Inner Geography Public art: Charlotte Roger – Inner Geography
Knekelhuis presents
Patricia Kokett Patricia Kokett
Uncloud presents
Uncloud Transliminal Exhibition Uncloud Transliminal Exhibition
Bendik Giske Bendik Giske
U?
OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival presents Anouk van Klaveren OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival presents Anouk van Klaveren
U?
Public art: AKMAR – Vanitas Public art: AKMAR – Vanitas
COSMOS
Reports from Other Continents Reports from Other Continents
U?
Kamiel Thomas Kamiel Thomas
Black Audio Film Collective Black Audio Film Collective
Curated by Matana Roberts
AGF AGF
U?
Urban Stories of U? Urban Stories of U?
U?
TRIGGRRD TRIGGRRD
U?
BoterBoter BoterBoter
Nyege Nyege Tapes present Hakuna Kulala Club Night
Authentically Plastic Authentically Plastic
COSMOS
Slow Down Time Slow Down Time
Kiko Dinucci Kiko Dinucci
COSMOS
Errans Errans
Curated by Lucrecia Dalt
Typhonian Highlife Typhonian Highlife
U?
Le Feast Le Feast
U?
Collectief Stadswevers Collectief Stadswevers
U?
Stranded FM Festival Radio Stranded FM Festival Radio
Curated by Matana Roberts
Jessica Moss Jessica Moss
COSMOS
Albic Occult Albic Occult
U?
 Boxing Matches by Jimmy’s Gym Boxing Matches by Jimmy’s Gym
Uncloud presents
Galya Bisengalieva Galya Bisengalieva
U?
GHAFAR & MIRWAIS GHAFAR & MIRWAIS
U?
Wouter van Veldhoven Wouter van Veldhoven
Knekelhuis presents
Jean-Luc Jean-Luc
U?
burger service burger service
Nicolini Nicolini
U?
Tramhaus Tramhaus
Nyege Nyege Tapes present Hakuna Kulala Club Night
Menzi Menzi
Curated by John Dwyer
Earth Girl Helen Brown Earth Girl Helen Brown
U?
Immen Immen
Curated by Midori Takada
Ensemble Klang presents Thrift Hybrids Ensemble Klang presents Thrift Hybrids
Curated by John Dwyer
Automatic Automatic
U?
Interbellum Interbellum
U?
Public art: Opening Walk Public art: Opening Walk
Aksak Maboul Aksak Maboul Neptunian Maximalism Neptunian Maximalism
U?
Wanderwelle & Floor van het Nederend Wanderwelle & Floor van het Nederend
U?
Shoko Igarashi Shoko Igarashi
U?
Women of De Voorkamer Women of De Voorkamer
Sessa Sessa The Strangeness of Dub The Strangeness of Dub
Curated by Lucrecia Dalt
Felix Kubin Felix Kubin
Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy
U?
Inkhorn Controversy Inkhorn Controversy
COSMOS
SPAZA – Road to Johannesburg SPAZA – Road to Johannesburg
U?
Public art: Ginta Tinte Vasermane – Working Frames Public art: Ginta Tinte Vasermane – Working Frames
Music for Airports, Playlists, and Other Rent-Seeking Platforms Music for Airports, Playlists, and Other Rent-Seeking Platforms DJ Fitz DJ Fitz
U?
Ulu Moskee Tours Ulu Moskee Tours
Film: Sisters With Transistors Film: Sisters With Transistors
U?
Homemade Empire Homemade Empire
Ikram Bouloum Ikram Bouloum Model Home Model Home Kelman Duran B2B Lil C Kelman Duran B2B Lil C Ilsha Ilsha Conjunto Papa Upa Conjunto Papa Upa
Curated by Lucrecia Dalt
Don The Tiger Don The Tiger
Curated by Phil Elverum
Lori Goldston Lori Goldston
Ronald Langestraat & Tim Koh Ronald Langestraat & Tim Koh The Chisel The Chisel Vanishing Twin Vanishing Twin Derwish Osman Derwish Osman Pink Siifu Pink Siifu University Challenged University Challenged Scotch Rolex feat. MC Yallah & Lord Spikeheart Scotch Rolex feat. MC Yallah & Lord Spikeheart
Uncloud presents
Ana Roxanne Ana Roxanne
Film: Cryptozoo Film: Cryptozoo Radical Spectrality: Laura Grace Ford Radical Spectrality: Laura Grace Ford Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes
U?
Nelcon Nelcon
Lubomyr Melnyk Lubomyr Melnyk Eddie Chacon Eddie Chacon
Curated by Phil Elverum
Mariee Sioux Mariee Sioux
Film: Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA Film: Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA
COSMOS
Front Sessions Front Sessions
Shannon Lay Shannon Lay
Nyege Nyege Tapes present Hakuna Kulala Club Night
De Schuurman De Schuurman
Film: Milford Graves Full Mantis Film: Milford Graves Full Mantis Film: Mrs. F (+ Q&A with the director) Film: Mrs. F (+ Q&A with the director)
U?
Girls In Synthesis Girls In Synthesis
U?
Ubuntustemmen Part 1 & 2 Ubuntustemmen Part 1 & 2
U?
Nagasaki Swim Nagasaki Swim
Spirit Fest Spirit Fest San Leo San Leo
U?
Juan Juan Juan Juan
U?
BUY OR BURN BUY OR BURN
U?
The Body Electric (Koen Delaere) The Body Electric (Koen Delaere)
U?
Nonsense Note Nonsense Note
Film: Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise Film: Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise
U?
Greet & Meet Greet & Meet
Curated by John Dwyer
Brigid Dawson & Sunwatchers Brigid Dawson & Sunwatchers
Curated by Lucrecia Dalt
Sea Urchin Sea Urchin
U?
U Create! U Create!
Arushi Jain Arushi Jain
U?
Smudged Smudged
U?
Public art: Niels ten Broeke & Jasper Willem De Boer – JellyFish Public art: Niels ten Broeke & Jasper Willem De Boer – JellyFish
COSMOS
Promises: Through Congress Promises: Through Congress
Alexander Scriabin - 'Le Poème du Feu' performed by Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Alexander Toradze Alexander Scriabin - 'Le Poème du Feu' performed by Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Alexander Toradze King Hannah King Hannah Film: We Intend To Cause Havoc Film: We Intend To Cause Havoc
U?
Marathon Marathon
Jamael Dean & Sharada Shashidhar Quartet Jamael Dean & Sharada Shashidhar Quartet Masma Dream World Masma Dream World
U?
Public art: Aïda Gómez – Hide and seek Public art: Aïda Gómez – Hide and seek
U?
Ping Pong & DJ’s Ping Pong & DJ’s
U?
Paranoid State Paranoid State
U?
Aestrid Aestrid
U?
Zeldzame Zeldzame
Turntable Methodologies & Sound of Music Turntable Methodologies & Sound of Music
Knekelhuis presents
Reymour Reymour
U?
Don Kapot Don Kapot
U?
Kleine Crack & Slagter Kleine Crack & Slagter
U?
Open Podium West Open Podium West
OvO OvO Sons Of Kemet with Special Guests Sons Of Kemet with Special Guests
U?
Boomhut & Friends + Noordzee Boomhut & Friends + Noordzee
U?
Guido Nijs & Jos Smolders Guido Nijs & Jos Smolders
Film: SPAZA – Road to Johannesburg Film: SPAZA – Road to Johannesburg
U?
Daniel Okiror Daniel Okiror
Curated by Lucrecia Dalt
Camille Mandoki Camille Mandoki
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