Sleep Concert – August 24-25, Gdansk Poland

Solidarity Of Arts 2019 #odwaga, together with Unsound Festival, present another event for the musical part of this year’s festival, whose theme is COURAGE. On Saturday, August 24th, Robert Rich will appear at the European Solidarity Centre.

European Solidarity Centre / winter garden
Saturday, August 24th
11.59 p.m. – 6 a.m.
free entry – please reserve your ticket at

COURAGE is the keyword for the festival’s musical programme. The curators – Magdalena Sroka, along with Unsound Festival’s Mat Schulz, Magłorzata Płysa and Grzegorz Kwiecień – have invited artists who bend genres, integrate various creative fields, fighting for creative freedom, as well as important social and political causes. On Saturday night the winter garden of the European Solidarity Centre will host an essential event for all fans of contemplative music.

A sleep concert is an event where the public is listening to live music and… sleeping. In recent years, the form has gained some popularity, but for this event we have reached all the way to its roots. Robert Rich is a legend of ambient music and the originator of sleep concerts.

Robert Rich is a Californian musician, who has been trying to define the notion of electronic and ambient music for the past forty years. He built his first synthesiser in 1976, at the age of 13. While at Stanford University, he studied music, but also psychology, with a special interest in lucid dreaming. He organised his first sleep concert in 1982. Attendees of these events mention balancing between dream and reality, and experiencing music on an entirely different level. He first appeared in Poland during the 2013 edition of Unsound in Kraków. He now returns to play an exclusive show at the European Solidarity Centre.

Attention! Sleeping mats and blankets will be provided at the venue, but we recommend bringing pillows and sleeping bags with you.

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