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