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Unsound London

Osmium, Robin Fox, Sofie Birch & Antonina Nowacka

Unsound London

The ground-breaking Unsound returns to London for the first time in more than 5 years, with three new works featuring some of the greatest minds in electronic and experimental music. 

Get set for a boundary-pushing showcase of sound, with performances from supergroup Osmium, featuring Oscar-winning composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, GRAMMY-winning sound designer and producer Sam Slater; genre-hopping scene veteran James Ginzburg (Emptyset), and idiosyncratic vocalist Rully Shabara (Senyawa), who'll create surprising and hypnotic music using custom-built instruments that balance the mechanical and the organic.

Experimental artist Robin Fox debuts their latest work described as an "audio visual space-time carving", using laser projectors to transform the Hall's unique architecture into a new environment. Copenhagen-based sound artist Sofie Birch and Polish vocalist Antonina Nowacka revisit their recent collaborative album Languoria, with set design by Ukrainian artist Planeta and light design by Jacqueline Sobiszewski.

Tagged with: Contemporary music

Running time

7:30 – 8:10pm     Langouria -  Sofie Birch + Antonina Nowacka (40’)

8:10 – 8:30pm     interval 1

8:30 – 9:10pm      Triptych – Robin Fox (40’)

9:10 – 9:30pm      interval 2

9:30 – 10:20pm      Osmium – Hildur Gudnadottir, Rully Shabara, James Ginzburg + Sam Slater (50’)

Please note all timings are approximate and subject to change.

The performance will contain strobe lighting and flashing images.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Unsound


Osmium - self-built instruments, augmented with robotics and feedback systems

Hildur Guðnadóttir 

Sam Slater 

James Ginzburg

Rully Shabara – vocals


Robin Fox presents Triptych

Robin Fox – electronics, lasers


Sofie Birch & Antonina Nowacka

Sofie Birch – electronics, vocals, autoharp, guitar

Antonina Nowacka – zither, glass, vocals, electronics

Planeta – set design

Read the programme

Unsound London

Read the programme

In its 20th year, Martin Aston sits down with artistic director and co-founder of Unsound festival, Mat Schulz, to unpick its collaborative origins and why its experimental premise is still relevant, now more than ever.