Sónar by Day - SonarDôme presented by Red Bull
Senni’s Stargate project, which now finds him working with a full band that includes longtime collaborator Eddy Current on the guitar, is described as "something in between pre-sleep Tetris Effect and Trance music in slow motion: gated soft synth arpeggios smoothly modulate towards monumental supersawed patterns, disintegrating into ecstatic vocals”. The project was originally developed in 2012 and documented on the 12-inch "Hexplore Superfluidity" for Hundebiss. Together with Terraforma Festival, Senni is now reprising Stargate with the creation of new material (recorded in Matera in Red Bull’s mobile music studio) and highly limited run of performances. His appearance at Sónar Barcelona marks an exclusive opportunity to experience Stargate live in an epic new configuration.
Lorenzo Senni is as likely to be found exhibiting at the Centre Pompidou in Paris as he is to be performing in renowned clubs like Berlin’s Berghain. Investigating sonic structures via diverse recording techniques, his works range from radical computer music to field recordings and sound art. He coined the term “Pointillistic Trance” to describe the stripped-down build-ups and arpeggiations on his 2012 LP Quantum Jelly for Editions Mego, while 2014’s Superimposition was another visceral subversion of the genre. He is also one-third of techno crew One Circle and the founder of experimental label Presto!?, which has released Detroit’s DJ Stingray and Florian Hecker among others. In late 2016, Senni put out Persona, his first release as a member of the iconic Warp Records roster.