Le Guess Who? reveal full line up for 2019 edition

New additions include the premiere of Patrick Higgins and Nicolas Jaar's AEAEA project and Hidden Musics, an exploration of global music traditions...

Le Guess Who? reveal full line up for 2019 edition

New additions include the premiere of Patrick Higgins and Nicolas Jaar's AEAEA project and Hidden Musics, an exploration of global music traditions...

Utrecht-based festival Le Guess Who? have announced the full line up for the 13th edition, taking place between 7-10 November.

The first addition is the premiere of AEAEA, the new project of composers and performers Patrick Higgins and Nicolas Jaar. Through instrumental performance and live digital resampling the duo will seek to create immersive musical environments that redevelop against and react to the live compositions. By using computer processes to resample and reprocess eachother's instruments in real time, the pair with unfold a new vision of electro-acoustic experimentation.

Another first for the festival comes in the form of a new program called Hidden Musics, which sees producer Ian Brennan and Glitterbeat Records founder Chris Eckman present global music traditions from remote parts of the world, with little to not Western influence and a rich musical history. As part of the program, performances include all-female Greek vocal emsemble Isokratisses, Pakistan's Ustad Saami who is the last living khayál master, and Mexican act La Bruja de Texcoco who fuse Mexican music, baroque and jazz. 

Other additions to the line up include New Zealand songwriter Aldous Harding, a new collaboration between Italian electronic musician Not Waving & Dark Mark, aka alt-rock minstrel Mark Lanegan, Russian collective Shortparis and avant-garde indie rock band Deerhoof, to name a few. 

The full line-up including existing acts such as Deerhunter, Holly Hernon and Vladimir Ivkovic, as well as curated programs led by Fatoumata Diawara, Moon Duo, Patrick Higgins, the Bug and Iris van Herpen and Salvador Breed can be found on Le Guess Who?'s website. 


Full line up HERE. Buy your tickets. Photo credit: Juri Hiensch.

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