COSMOS is Le Guess Who?’s globe-spanning initiative that amplifies exciting music scenes from around the world through films, interviews, performances, and artist residencies.
We now reveal the full 2023 line-up, after previously announcing the Embassies and COSMOS Live, the first-ever live program, to be presented at Le Guess Who? 2023.
COSMOS will once again take over Studio Pandora in TivoliVredenburg, the festival heart of Le Guess Who?. Here we set up a temporary Pop-Up Radio for an action-packed, three day broadcast. Co-curated by Oroko Radio, AZEEMA FM, Tīrkultūra and Independent Community Radio Network (ICRN), and with guest slots filled by our friends from Bandcamp, a special presentation by KORG Berlin, and much more, we’ll present an eclectic program for your eyes and ears.
Resident Permission (Film Screening)
This year, COSMOS commissioned their first artist in a residency program in Goa, India, with experimental composer and performance artist Hardi Kurda. During Le Guess Who? 2023, we'll show Resident Permission, a short film about the residency through the eyes of producer and Goa Ambassador, Rana Ghose.
In addition to the already announced line-up of the COSMOS Live program, we add Rana Ghose x Hardi Kurda x Nikhil Chopra present: String Pulses. Curator, writer and filmmaker Rana Ghose, together with composer, sound artist, improviser and researcher Hardi Kurda as well as Indian contemporary artist Nikhil Chopra, present a performance that was initiated at the 2023 COSMOS Residency, which took place earlier this year in Goa, India.
Overview of the full program
The full line-up for COSMOS 2023 can be found here.
COSMOS Embassy Film Premieres
Buh Records - Lima, Peru
Starring: Árbol • Canto Villano • Carlycore • Dj Saló • Habo • Henri Quispe • Karen Chalco • Kevin Salked + Gonzalo Mavila • Macri Cáceres • Maje Maury • Mauricio Moquillaza • MU • Necrosante • Noelia Vallvé + Tarisa Revilla • Silvana Tello • Suma • Teté Leguía
Liquid Architecture - Melbourne, Australia
Starring: Kalyani x e fishpool
Movement Radio - Athens, Greece
Starring: AMKA • Azazel • Frenzee • Fro & Odile Nyx • Lou • Selofan • The Boy • Vikkie • Σtella
NORRM & LaMunai Records - Bandung, Indonesia
Starring: Mother Bank • Kadapat • Kuntari • The kuda
Oroko Radio - Accra, Ghana
Starring: All My Cousins • Badgalbob • Ria Boss
POP Montréal - Montreal, Canada
Starring: Martyn Bootyspoon • Russell Louder • Gayance • La Sécurité
REProduce - Goa, India
Starring: DIN Is Noise • Hardi Kurda • Krishna Jhaveri • Nikhil Chopra • Rana Ghose • Squidworks
Sharjah Art Foundation - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Starring: Hasan Hujairi • Safeya Alblooshi • WYWY (McKie Alvares and X Alvares)
V2X Mag - Saigon, Vietnam
Starring: Chaulichi • Duy Bảo • PH00000NG | FKA nyjah • Rắn Cạp Đuôi • Tem Đỗ • Thuy Kieu
Ale Hop & Laura Robles present Agua Dulce • Bengal Chemicals • Rana Ghose x Hardi Kurda x Nikhil Chopra present: String Pulses • Rắn Cạp Đuôi • Rural Qaisar • The Phantasmagoria of Jathilan • YL Hooi
AZEEMA FM • Bandcamp Weekly w/ Aly Gillani • ICRN • KORG Berlin • Oroko Radio