Sónar 2017
Sónar 2017

24th edition 15.16.17 June 2017 Barcelona

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). 

Concerts & DJsAethereal Arthropod, Aitor Etxebarria, AJ Tracey, Amnesia Scanner, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Anímic, Arca (live) & Jesse Kanda (AV), Avalon Emerson & Courtesy, Bad Gyal, Bawrut, Beautiful Swimmers, Bejo, Benji B, BFlecha, Björk DJ Set (Opening Night - separate ticket), Boris Chimp 504, BSN Posse, C. Tangana, c/o pop: Lena Willikens, c/o pop: Roosevelt, Carl Craig presents Versus Synthesizer Ensemble, Cashmere Cat, Cerrone, Ches, Christian Tiger School, Clams Casino, Clara 3000, Clark, Closing Night "Death Speaks" by David Lang: performed by Stargaze and Nico Muhly, Connectome, Conor Thomas, Craig Richards, Crystal / Sparrows, Damian Lazarus, Daniel Brandt & Eternal Something, Daphni & Hunee, De La Soul, Deena Abdelwahed, Dellafuente y Maka, Denis Sulta, Derrick Carter, Diego Armando, DJ Bus Replacement Service, DJ Florentino, DJ Shadow, Dubfire, D△WN, Elysia Crampton, Eric Prydz, Etyen, Evian Christ, Fat Freddy's Drop, Father ft. Danger Incorporated , Fira Fem, Floorplan Live (Robert Hood & Lyric Hood), Forest Swords, Fran Lenaers, Fuego Squad: DJ2D2 & Will Blake, GAIKA, Ghostly Enemies, Giggs, Heidi, Huma, HVOB, Jacques, Jacques Greene, Jlin, Joe Goddard (live), Jon Hopkins (DJ), Juan Ingaramo, Juana Molina, Judah, Julián Mayorga, Justice, Kablam, Keys N Krates, Kiddy Smile, Kinder Malo & Pimp Flaco, Lamusa, Lanoche, LCC, Little Dragon, Lunice, Marcel Dettmann & Dr. Rubinstein, Marco Carola, Marie Davidson presents "Bullshit Threshold", Mario Nieto, Masters At Work (6h set), Matmos, MIIIN, Moderat, Nadia Rose, Nick Hook, Nico Muhly, Nicolas Jaar, Nina Kraviz, Nonotak, Nosaj Thing + Daito Manabe, Oblique & Carlos Bayona, Optimo, Overmono, Pan Daijing, Pauk, Playback Maracas, Princess Nokia, Prins Thomas, RayRay, River Tiber, RP Boo, Rumore, Sandro Jeeawock, Seth Troxler & Tiga (6h set), Sofie Winterson, Sohn, Soulection presents Joe Kay + Jarreau Vandal, Soulwax, Star Eyes b2b Jubilee, Stööki Sound, Sturla Atlas, Suicideyear, Suzanne Ciani, t q d (royal t, dj q & flava d), Telmo Trenor, The Black Madonna, Thundercat, TodaysArt: Andy Stott, TodaysArt: Dopplereffekt + Antivj + Scientists + Artist-coders - Entropy, TodaysArt: Tarik Barri ft. Lea Fabrikant, Tommy Cash, Total Freedom, Toxe, Tutu, Valgeir Sigurdsson, Veronica Vasicka, Vitalic - ODC live, Ylia, Yung Beef, Yves Tumor, Zutzut & Imaabs
Sónar+D 2017: Expanding RealitiesPerhaps no public figure has done as much to further the use of science and technology in the pursuit of art than Björk. The Icelandic artist returned to Sónar in 2017, 15 years after her last performance at the festival for a keynote talk at Sónar+D. Taking in her Biophillia project, early adoption of touch screen technology such as the Reactable - presented at Sónar in 2003 - apps, connectivity, and VR, the talk allowed a rare glimpse behind the mask of a true cultural icon. Questioning how we experience and create reality emerged as a central theme of the Sónar+D programme. With Bjork Digital, taking place simultaneously at CCCB, Sónar+D became for many in the general public the first time they were able to experience this technology, and for guest speakers and invited artists to peel back the curtain on VR and its creative applications. Similarly exploring how technology is affecting the creation and experience of art, Head of Google’s Artist and Machine Intelligence program, Kenric McDowell, showed what art could look like in the age of the algorithm, while Google Magenta researcher Douglas Eck applied similar advances to the field of music. The program also featured an installation and talk by AI art pioneer Memo Atken, whose large scale video installations revel in the creative process of GAN’s. Questioning the reality of the financial system underpinning everything, the 2017 programme also took a deep dive into the blockchain, with Peter Harris and Bas Grasmeyer exploring how this technology can change the reality of artists ownership of their work and its exploitation. From questioning reality to escaping it all together, musician artist and researcher Daito Manabe created a magical and immersive installation for the final year of SonarPlanta by Fundació Sorigue. An interactive exhibition based around light, sound, movement and robotics, Phosphere was intervened three times a day by dancers from experimental pop group ELEVENPLAY, bringing together the human and the artificial in a spellbinding fusion.