Björk joins the Sónar 2017 program with an exclusive 4hr DJ Set at SonarHall, a virtual reality exhibition at the CCCB, and a talk at Sónar+D

9/05/2017

Björk DJ Set on the Opening Night of Sónar 2017

On Wednesday June 14 at 8pm, Björk will perform an exclusive 4-hour DJ Set for Sónar 2017's Opening Night, on the Fira Montjuïc's SonarHall stage (this performance requires a separate ticket from the SonarPass and Delegate Pass). This will be a rare opportunity to enjoy an intense and highly anticipated sonic adventure of disparate genres that have influenced her career, stretching from experimental electronica and modern grime, through to traditional music from around the world. The Icelandic artist typically shies away from orthodox dance floor trends, focusing more on an abstract and kaleidoscopic sound, incorporating inspirations from a wide range of sound sources and displaying innovative nuances to her continuously challenging and exuberant musical discourse.


The exhibition

"Björk Digital" will open on the same day, Wednesday 14th June, at Barcelona's Contemporary Culture Centre (CCCB) and will run until September 24. Björk Digital has been conceived as an immersive exhibition using Virtual Reality to understand and experience first-hand the unique creative universe of Björk. The exhibition combines performance, cinema, installation, video and interaction and includes several audiovisual pieces produced with the latest technology in the field of Virtual Reality. It will showcase several pieces of her work made in collaboration with artists including Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Alexander McQueen, Nick Knight, Stéphan Sednaoui; and recent collaborators Jesse Kanda, Andrew Thomas Huang, Warren du Prees and Nick Thornton Jones.

"Bjork Digital" is a co-production between the CCCB and Sold Out, in collaboration with Sónar.


Björk at Sónar+D

Furthermore, Björk will also give a talk at Sónar+D, the Digital Culture and Creative Technologies Congress, which this year focuses on the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality applied to the arts. Björk will speak about her close ties to the audio-visual world, a central theme of her exhibition, on Wednesday June 14, the day exclusively for Delegate Pass holders.



IMPORTANT NOTE: Access to Björk's DJ Set will be done with a specific ticket that must be purchased independently. SonarPass, the SonarPass VIP and the Delegate Pass holders will not be admitted without this extra ticket. Priority sales for the Björk DJ set will go on sale on Tuesday May 9 at 11:00am CET, only to people who have previously purchased their SonarPass, the SonarPass VIP or Delegate Pass for Sónar+D. The sale for the rest of the public will open on Thursday, May 11 from 10:00am CET in the morning until supplies last.

The capacity is limited. The price is 35 € + 4 € distribution costs.