Knowledge Days – Program
17 May 2017

Knowledge Days – Program

20 & 21 MAY 2017

17 May 2017

Unsound Dislocation X Mental Force festival of electronic music and media-art will happen in Minsk on the 19-21 of May 2017 featuring performances by musician and media-artists from Belarus, Germany, Poland, France, Australia, USA, Ukraine and Russia. We have also prepared a program of ‘knowledge sharing’ for you – three lectures and a discussion:

Knowledge Days:

20 MAY 2017

14:00 – 18:00
Goethe-Institut Minsk (Charužaj st. 25/3)

14:00 — Lecture by Igor Kopko: «Modular synthesizers in contemporary music»

16:00 — Discussion: «Locations & Dislocations»

21 MAY 2017

15:00 – 17:00
PUNKT (Kastryčnickaja st. 23а)

15:00 — Lecture by Natalia Nemkova: «Interaction as a tool for cultural negotiation»

16:00 — Lecture-performance by Olia Sosnovskaya: «burn, on fire, alight, inflamed, glow, ablaze, fervent, go up in smoke»

Lecture: “Modular synthesizers in contemporary music”.


Electronic musician and sound designer Igor Kopko (Radiokoala) will tell about the current state of the ‘modular industry’, new trends and developements, possibilities of these unusual music devices, that have created a whole subculture of like-minded people and have been defining the direction of music development for several decades. He will also show how he uses a modular synth in a live performance. The participants will be able to  play with a synth trying to produce interesting sounds.

Discussion: Locations & Dislocations


Music festival organizers from Poland and Belarus will discuss the current issues of local. regional and global scenes interaction.

Participants: Mat Schulz and Malgorzata Plysa (Unsound Festival), Jedrzej Dondzillo (Up To Date Festival),  Mental Force Festival team

Moderator: Alexander Karneichuk (

Language: English with translation, Belarusian, Russian.

Lecture by Natalia Nemkova: “Interaction as a tool for cultural negotiation”


Natalia Nemkova from an architects commuinty Monogroup will speak about turning the social research data into an intractive game using Processing.

Language: Russian, English.

Lecture-performance by Olia Sosnovskaya: “burn, on fire, alight, inflamed, glow, ablaze, fervent, go up in smoke”


The artist will consider various spaces and dimensions of festivities. Points of tension and connections between work and leasure, entertainment and boredom, pleasure and violence, body experience and spectacle, revolution-ness and commercialization. From the official Soviet and Post-Soviet celebrations to raves.


Music program of the festival


Unsound Dislocation X Mental Force is supported by the Goethe-Institut in Minsk, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Polish Institute in Minsk , Embassy of France in Belarus.

The official festival hotel — Garni. Partners: «Аzhur Grupp»,,  Create IT! conference, Next App taxi.

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