Earlier this year, the first edition of North Dissonant Voices took place in Cave 45 with the support of PA’. As the year heads to its unavoidable ending, so do we approach the second edition of the festival, once again organized by Signal Rex and once again with our support. After the artwork displayed below and authored by Anna Frigati (with layout by André Coelho), follows the official announcement (our bolds). In the next few days, the first two bands performing will be announced and we’ve got a heads up for you: one of them released a record last year which we enjoyed so much that it ended up in our top 30.
// North Dissonant Voices is set for its second gathering of music, performing and visual arts, this time including international artists. A broader scope but the same unified drive that lead over two hundred people to its first inception, to explore beyond the norm, beyond what’s been seen before.
// NDV 2017 will once again take place in CAVE 45, Portugal’s finest underground beacon, located in Porto. This time, it spans two nights, those of January 20 and 21, and will comprise several music performances to be announced in due time, some of them absolutely exclusive, as well as a sculpture exhibition and the presence of DJs. As in 2016, the first 100 tickets will come on cassette format, only this time they also include exclusive access to an additional, opening act for the whole event.
// NDV 2017 will not only increase it’s duration but also it’s physical reach. To celebrate the 2016 edition, a photographic exhibition of that first gathering will take place in the record store Louie Louie between January 13 and 22. There will also be Meet & Greet events on Bunker Store on January 20 and 21. Both extra events will have free entry.
// NDV strives to support other local artistic endeavours and with that in mind, the purchase of its ticket includes a considerable discount for the entry to Invicta Requiem Mass II, which also takes place on CAVE 45 exactly one week prior to NDV 2017. Moreover, a NDV authored guide of Porto will be provided in digital and, during the duration of the event itself, physical form.
// NDV has no interest in booking the biggest bands or the largest venues, focusing instead on presenting fresh, clear, and uncompromising artists while aiming for a meeting of open-minded people, promoting the exchange of ideas, experiences, and creating something new and unique far beyond the music itself.
// North Dissonant Voices will thus keep on striving to become a house for artists whose work is too demanding and exquisite for bigger venues, a place where they can perform and express themselves.