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