Le Guess Who?’s Who 2019: Miranda Cuckson

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.

Miranda Cuckson

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Performing Thursday 7th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by Patrick Higgins

Photo: John Rogers

Exhibiting an unsurpassed mastery of the violin and the viola, Miranda Cuckson performs beautifully anything that comes her way. A renowned and unique performer, with numerous prestigious awards and accolades under her belt, she engages wholeheartedly and skilfully with her music, playing pieces ranging from the classical repertoire to contemporary ones. Over the past fifteen years, Miranda has performed and worked with an array of both established and emerging composers from around the world and obviously, we can’t wait to see her performing at Le Guess Who?. And now we know who she is looking forward to seeing too!

 

Sarah Davachi

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Performing Friday 8th November at Janskerk, curated by Jenny Hval

“I’m a fan of Sarah Davachi’s music – the tactility of the sound, the throbbing resonance, the stillness but inner intensity. I’m intrigued by how she really delves into the nooks and crannies of an instrument’s tone, just dwells there. I’m excited she’s performing. ”

 

Fatoumata Diawara

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Performing Sunday 10th November at at TivoliVredenburg

“I’m also thrilled about Fatoumata Diowara, both her own performance and her curation. Her music is exhilarating and I think what she does as an African and international artist is amazing.

 

Ahmed ag Kaedy

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Performing Saturday 9th November at LE:EN, curated by Fatoumata Diawara

“I’m also eager to hear the songs and spirit of Malian musician Ahmed ag Kaedy in Fatoumata’s line-up.”

Le Guess Who? will take place 7-10 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And take a look at other artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.

Mixtape #85

Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche's 2014 glorious debut album wrapped together two mammoth-length jams into an exhilarating and infectious release. The Montreal based quartet's second outing, which came out earlier this year, is a dazzling experiment in kraut-funk goodness, packed with hypnotic and blistering grooves. And since we can't take our ears off both albums, we just had to ask the band to put together a mixtape for us!

 

  1. OOIOO – Shizuku Gunung Agung [Shock City / Thrill Jockey]
  2. White Noise – My game of loving [Polydor / Island Records]
  3. Kaitlin Aurelia Smith – Wetlands [Western Vinyl]
  4. Kara-Lis Coverdale – Touch Me Die [Sacred Phrases]
  5. Sarah Davachi – Wood Green [Students Of Decay]
  6. Eloïse Descazes, Eric Chenaux – La belle Endormie [three:four records]
  7. Karen Dalton – Katie Cruel [Paramount / Just Sunshine Records]
  8. M. I. A. – Come Walk with Me [N.E.E.T. / Interscope Records]
  9. Doris Norton – Norton Apple Software [Durium]
  10. Alice Coltrane – Keshava Murahara [Luaka Bop]
  11. Julie Byrne – Vertical Ray [Orindal Records]