Le Guess Who?’s Who 2017: Julianna Barwick

There’s just over one week to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

Julianna Barwick

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Performing Sunday 12th November at Academiegebouw, curated by Perfume Genius

Photo: Vera Marmelo

Julianna Barwick’s celestial soundscapes are flush with emotional and sonic depth. Known for her ethereal and immersive loop-based compositions, Barwick’s mesmerizing songwriting is deeply inspired by her church choir upbringing in Louisiana and Missouri. Needless to say we can’t wait to see her perform at Le Guess Who?, and we asked her which bands she’s most looking forward to.

 

Grouper

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Performing Thursday 9th November at Domkerk

“one of my favorite artists of all time
here is one of my favorite tracks”

 

John Maus

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Performing Saturday 11th November at at TivoliVredenburg

“also a favorite
one of my favorite tracks”

 

Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares

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Performing Thursday 9th November at Domkerk, curated by Perfume Genius

“i’ve been intrigued by them for many years, and can’t wait to hear them live!”

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2017: Tune-Yards

There’s less than two weeks to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

Tune-Yards

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Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg

Tune-Yards always screams fun. The duo of Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner hadn’t released an album in three years but we can rejoice, for they have a new record on the way. I can feel you creep into my private life is due out in January and they have already teased it with a sparkling single. Bringing their dance-inducing music to TivoliVredenburg on the last day of Le Guess Who?, the festival will undoubtedly close on an explosive high note. We’ve asked Nate what other bands he is looking forward to. Find out his recommendations below!

 

Juana Molina

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Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg

 

Shabazz Palaces

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Performing Saturday 11th November at TivoliVredenburg

 

Moor Mother

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Performing Friday 10th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by Jerusalem In My Heart

 

Le Guess Who? will take place 9-12 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And stay tuned for more artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2017: Aquaserge

There’s just over two weeks to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

Aquaserge

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Performing Saturday 11th November at EKKO

The wonderful and thrilling musical universe of Toulouse’s experimental pop band Aquaserge sprawls across a number of influences and genres, from pop and 60s/70s rock to free jazz and noise. A supergroup of sorts, with an ever evolving cast of incredible musicians, they’ve released Laisse ça être earlier this year and we love the album to bits. Have a look at their recommendations for the festival, with a few words from the band.

“First of all, it’s very rare, and we are very happy to be invited to play at a festival with such a quality line up. Picking acts was no easy task…”

 

Sun Ra Arkestra

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Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg

“for the power of the orchestra, which goes in all directions”

 

Lili Boulanger – ‘Du fond de l’abîme’ performed by Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Performing Friday 10th November at TivoliVredenburg

“it’s very rare to be able to listen to her music”

 

Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares

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Performing Thursday 9th November at Domkerk, curated by Perfume Genius

 

Film: Incident at Restigouche

 

Showing Sunday 12th November at Louis Hartlooper Complex, curated by Jerusalem In My Heart

 

Juana Molina

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Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg

“simply an exceptional artist”

 

Richard Youngs

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Performing Friday 10th November at LE:EN, curated by Grouper

“a collaborator of our friend Makoto Kawabata, a unique guitar sound”

 

Le Guess Who? will take place 9-12 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And stay tuned for more artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2017: Liars

There’s less than a month to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

Liars

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Performing Thursday 9th November at De Helling

Photo: Vernon Maxwell

Now eight albums in, and having just released TFCF, Liars’ music has shifted from album to album, constantly taking exciting and unexpected turns. TFCF is the first record as the solo project of singer and guitarist Angus Andrew, who after living in New York, Berlin and LA, moved back to a remote part of his native Australia. We never know what to expect from Liars but we do know Angus and his new touring band will be tearing through a wild set spanning new and old material. And now we also know what Angus is looking forward to at Le Guess Who?.

 

Pharmakon

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Performing Sunday 12th November at EKKO, curated by Perfume Genius

“Margaret Chardiet is one of my favourite artists of the last few years. We actually played a festival with her in Beijing a couple of years ago but scheduling conflicts meant I couldn’t see her perform. I thoroughly hope things work out better at Le Guess Who? so I can finally witness what I’ve only been able to imagine.” Angus Andrew

 

Le Guess Who? will take place 9-12 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And stay tuned for more artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2017: Greg Fox

There’s less than a month to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

Greg Fox

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Performing Friday 10th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by Basilica Soundscape

Photo: Ebru Yildiz

The incredibly talented, versatile and daring drummer Greg Fox is a percussive force who has played and collaborated with an array of stellar artists, including Guardian Alien, Liturgy, Colin Stetson, Dan Deacon, Man Forever, Zs and Ben Frost, who is also performing at Le Guess Who?. Just last month, Fox released his second album, The Gradual Progression, with one of its main influences being the very jazz legend who is also gracing the stages of Le Guess Who? this year, Pharoah Sanders. Read on for a list of three acts Fox will definitely be catching at the festival.

 

Pharoah Sanders

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Performing Saturday 11th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by Shabazz Palaces

 

Matana Roberts

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Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by Jerusalem In My Heart

Photo: Evan Hunter McKnight

 

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

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Performing Saturday 11th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by James Holden

Photo: Liz DeLeo

 

Le Guess Who? will take place 9-12 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And stay tuned for more artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2017: Yat-Kha

There’s just a month to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

Yat-Kha

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Performing Thursday 9th November at TivoliVredenburg

One band we’re looking forward to seeing is Yat-Kha. The astounding and acclaimed band from Tuva was founded over 25 years ago and explores the ground between traditional and modern, fusing traditional Tuvan music and throat singing with genres like rock, blues, post punk and electronic music. Led by guitarist and throat singer Albert Kuvezin, Yat-Kha have found audiences all around the world. Here’s their recommendations, with a few words from Albert.

 

Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares

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Performing Thursday 9th November at Domkerk, curated by Perfume Genius

“know them for long time and always impressed by their professionalism and magical cords…”

 

Farida & The Iraqi Maqam Ensemble

Performing Saturday 11th November at Jacobikerk, curated by Jerusalem In My Heart

“we like spiritual, divine music. I think there must be godlike or spiritual in music!”

 

Jambinai

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Performing Saturday 11th November at De Helling

“I heard them once in Beijing four years ago when they were young and really liked. Now I want to see if they made any progress.”

 

Le Guess Who? will take place 9-12 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And stay tuned for more artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.