Sónar 2015
Sónar 2015

22nd Barcelona's International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art
18.19.20 June

Sónar by Day:
Fira Montjuïc - Fira Montjuïc, Avinguda Rius i Taulet, s/n 08004 Barcelona.
Sónar by Night:
Fira Gran Via (M2) - Av. Botànica, 62 (Polígon Pedrosa, l'Hospitalet del Llobregat, Barcelona). From 22:30h.

Concerts & DJsthe chemical brothers, skrillex, duran duran, die antwoord, asap rocky, fka twigs, flying lotus, róisín murphy, hot chip, jamie xx, hudson mohawke, arca & jesse kanda, squarepusher, siriusmodeselektor, seth troxler, autechre, owen pallett, kindness, laurent garnier, dubfire:live hybrid, tiga live, jamie jones, maya jane coles, skepta & jme, rl grime, adam beyer, totally enormous extinct dinosaurs, pxxr gvng, evian christ, annie mac, cashmere cat, erol alkan, floating points, ktl, daniel avery, ten walls, rone, scuba, arthur baker, the 2 bears, henrik schwarz,sophie, roman flügel, black coffee, special request, francesco tristano, pional, dj tennis, dj fresh, lcc, holly herndon, the bug, j.e.t.s. (jimmy edgar & machinedrum), gramatik, ralph lawson, dorian concept, kiasmos, kate tempest, paranoid london, just blaze, vessel, double vision: atom tm + robin fox, bomba estéreo, kasper bjørke, xosar & torn hawk, badbadnotgood, tourist, zebra katz, salva, russell haswell, felix dickinson, meneo, redinho, cabosanroque, mumdance & novelist feat. the square, desert djs, mika vainio, helena hauff, koreless + emmanuel biard: the well,lee gamble & dave gaskarth, angel molina, nazoranai, voices from the lake, nyloïd, viktor flores, niño, randomer, powell, lorenzo senni, nick hook, dj sliink, jimi tenor & jori hulkkonen play nuntius, ¥€$Ø, swindle, southern hospitality, dj raff, fernando lagreca, evol, klara lewis, blastto, jupiter lion, courtesy, headbirds, dj detweiler, joanie lemercier & james ginzburg: blueprint, palms trax, bosaina, sta, olde gods, nv, ossie, larry gus, torus, brigitte laverne, mans o, el niño de elche vs los voluble, lost twin, baldo, exotèric continent, la mverte, psychic mirrors, teengirl fantasy, alejandro paz, valesuchi, lao, noir noir, will blake, adda kaleh, cascales, innercut, render b2b veski, skygaze, colectivo +0, wife, davic nod, ah kosmos, pedro vian, sumorai, downites, olefonken, uroz, christian kroupa, carreno is lb.
ShowcasesRed Bull Music Academy, Editions Mego.
Sónar+D 2015: Rip it up and start again.In the early 21st century, leaps in music technology rapidly changed how popular music is created, sold and enjoyed. As Moore's law reached its apparent apex, Sónar+D took a deep dive into the latest developments in production and distribution, to examine how music tech is creating a new, more democratic industry. Richard Russel, whose XL records is one of the few remaining independent success stories, talked about how being open to the underground, and open with the artists, has led to generation defining music from the likes of Adele, The XX and Radiohead. Meanwhile, Detroit legend Carl Craig discussed how the foundations of techno were based on technology, while Arthur Baker, pioneer of the 12” mix, shared how he did the same for disco and new wave. As well as a chance to learn from past disruptors, 2015 introduced us to a new breed of musical upstarts, with AV and tech shows from Arca and Jesse Kanda, Evian Christ, and Koreless & Emmanuel Biard’s jaw dropping ‘The Well’. 2015 was also a banner year for MarketLab, showcasing the latest developments from companies who have revolutionized the creative, performance and production process such as Ableton, Pioneer and Roli. The workshops program also reflected changes on the fundraising and promotion side with two foundational companies in the emergent creator economy: Kickstarter giving a masterclass in how to take a project from prototype to production, and, Vimeo showing how Video on Demand can be a path to monetisation for creators of all stripes. An audio-visual metaphor for the disruptive forces at play in the world of music and creativity could be found over at SonarPlanta, with the specially commissioned installation CMYKinetic, created by ART+COM, with a soundtrack by icelandic sound artist Olafur Arnalds.