We Are Europe



  • Thursday 14 18:30 - 19:30

    Sónar by Day - SonarHall

Kinetic light show

Daedelus returns to the festival to perform an all-new, cutting edge, technological stage show, entitled Panoptes. Still in its production phase, this ambitious staging contains a kinetic sculpture and a volumetric semi-circular arrangement of light and shadows. It is inspired by the Panopticon, a type of prison architecture designed by the philosopher Jeremy Bentham at the end of the 18th century that allowed guards to observe prisoners at all times, without them knowing. Always with one eye towards the future (remember the spectacular Archimedes mirrors show, which came to Sónar in 2012) the LA musician has designed the perfect space from which to project his sounds, including the recently released Baker's Dozen on Fat Beats, and classic tracks from his long and illustrious career. Daedelus is a musical and electronics genius, an eclectic artist capable of transforming melodrama into the latest 21st century trends, turning the most bizarre rhythmic arrangements into breath-taking journeys into the future. His creative versatility is reflected by a fascinating and multiform discography, releasing on essential labels including Plug Research, Mush, Ninja Tune, Anticon and Brainfeeder. Few like him can boast to have always been true to their own artistic vision, while at the same time winning over the music media, labels and public.