Titled Under Ether, after the element thought to connect us to other realms, Wysing Polyphonic will step into the threshold of magic, the esoteric and speculative futures. For this year’s edition, the festival will be comprised of three rituals staged across the summer on Wysing’s site and on our online platform.
The climax of the festival will be an intimate day of open-air performances, music and readings at Wysing on 4 September. Using a new outdoor stage and sites across Wysing’s woods, CAMPerVAN, FAUZIA (Live), Ignota: MJ Harding & Nisha Ramayya, Juliet Jacques, Marissa Malik & Yeshe Bahamon-Beesley, object blue, Space Afrika, YA YA Bones, & more will join us over ten hours to explore forms of optimism, resistance, alternative realities and to speculate together on new possible futures.
Two further rituals will frame the onsite event: Ain Bailey will host a closed-door workshop in July for a group of long-term collaborators. This prelude to the main festival programme will connect Under Ether with Wysing’s summer exhibition, Version, in a ritual of sharing and healing together.