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