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