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