Sónar 2017 music program
Sónar 2017 today completes its music program with the inclusion of a 6-hour set from historic duo Masters At Work at SonarCar on Friday night. This DJ Set further consolidates the renewed Sónar by Night philosophy to provide a space for long journeying sets that explore the history of dance music and electronica. Louie Vega and Kenny Dope, New York legends of house, hip hop and latin dance over the last 30 years, are unquestionably the perfect duo to execute the ambitious new blueprint for SonarCar.
Derrick Carter, another classic American house music artist, also joins the line up for Sónar by Night; and SonarXS, the new stage at Sónar by Day, providing the most radical sounds and cutting edge trends, also completes its program with a diverse range of artists including Yves Tumor (dark future soul and hip hop), Sturla Atlas (trap, r&b and soul from Iceland); Kablam(new grime and sound collage); Toxe (experimental dance); and Juan Ingaramo (pop and electronic minimalist soul); while SonarVillage will host duo Zutzut & Imaabs, representing the vibrant Mexican label and futuristic beats collective, NAAFI.
In total, Sónar 2017 will feature more than 140 performances across 9 stages, including brand new shows from Justice, Arca & Jesse Kanda, Soulwax, DJ Shadow, Nicolas Jaar, Moderat, Eric Prydz, De La Soul, Anderson. Paak & The Free Nationals, Vitalic, Nina Kraviz, Nosaj Thing + Daito Manabe, Vitalic-ODC Live, DAWN, Thundercat, Jon Hopkins or The Black Madonna.
Sónar 2017 will transform Barcelona into the global epicentre of electronic music and digital culture
The festival will present the European premiere of the new project from Carl Craig; the prodigious composer Nico Muhly as part of the 10th anniversary showcase for Icelandic label Bedroom Community; new live shows from Evian Christ, Clark, Vitalic and Little Dragon; and world class sets from selectors including Daphni & Hunee, Jon Hopkins, Prins Thomas and Seth Troxler & Tiga, who on Saturday will offer a joint 6-hour set in the circular sound stage of SonarCar.
This year Sónar will debut SonarXS, its ninth stage,located at Sónar by Day, where you will be able to intimately enjoy the freshest, most irreverent and extreme electronic music and street sounds: digital reggaeton, noise collage, dancehall and new mutations of trap. Highlights to include Kiddy Smile, Total Freedom, Deena Abdelwahed and DJ Florentino, among others.
The legendary French musician Cerrone, a disco master and a regular at New York’s Studio 54 with songs like “Supernature” or “Love In C Minor”, will present a special show at Sónar by Night together with live vocalists and all the hits from his fabulous career.
Red Bull Music Academy and Sónar curate the SonarDôme stage, which will feature several established names as well as numerous young artists and new projects. Highlights include Californian producer Thundercat; American experimental duo Matmos; the world premiere of Detroit techno master Robert Hood’sshow “Floorplanlive”, alongside his daughter Lyric; And C. Tangana, perhaps today’s most critically and commercially successful name in the national rap scene.


aethereal arthropod, aitor etxebarria, aj tracey, amnesia scanner, anderson .paak & the free nationals, andy stott, anímic, arca (live) & jesse kanda (av), avalon emerson & courtesy, bad gyal, bawrut, beautiful swimmers, bejo, benji b, bflecha, boris chimp 504, bsn posse, c. tangana, carl craig’s versus synthesizer ensemble, cashmere cat, cerrone, ches, christian tiger school, clams casino, clara 3000, clark, connectome, conor thomas, craig richards, crystal / sparrows, DAWN, damian lazarus, daniel brandt & eternal something, daphni & hunee, david lang: “death speaks” performed by stargaze, de la soul, deena abdelwahed, dellafuente y maka, denis sulta, derrick carter, diego armando, dj bus replacement service, dj florentino, dj shadow, dubfire, earl sweatshirt, elysia crampton, entropy, eric prydz, etyen, evian christ, fat freddy’s drop, floorplan live (robert hood & lyric hood), fira fem, 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, lena willikens, little dragon, lunice, marcel dettmann & dr rubinstein, marco carola, marie davidson, 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, roosevelt, rp boo, rumore, sandro jeeawock, seth troxler & tiga (6h set), sofie winterson, sohn, soulection, soulwax,

star eyes b2b jubilee, stööki sound, sturla atlas, suicideyear, suzanne ciani, t q d, tarik barri ft. lea fabrikant,

telmo trenor, the black madonna, thundercat, tommy cash,total freedom, toxe, tutu, valgeir sigurdsson,veronica vasicka, vitalic – odc live, ylia, yung beef, yves tumor, zutzut & imaabs

Sónar+D will bring to Barcelona the latest advance in Artficial Intellingence and Virtual Reality applied to the arts from Google’s research & development teams.
Kenric McDowell, curator of ‘Machine Intelligence’ at Google AMI (Artists+Machine Intelligence); Freya Murray, program director at Google Arts & Culture Lab; Europe’s leading digital artists including Memo Akten and Darius Kazemi; and Edu Pou, executive creative director of the multi-award-winning US Virtual Reality studio Here Be Dragons, are just some of the experts who will participate at the 4 day congress.
The business area Startup Garden powered by MIGRATION specializes in and fosters 30 startups focused on selected creative industries around the world. Mentors such as Joyce Lu, ex memeber of the MacBook Air design team; Jon Eades, head of the startup incubator for the legendary Abbey Road recording studio; and investment funds such as Edge Fund, one of the UK’s key cultural and entertainment funds; and Entrée Capital, which includes Snapchat among its successes.
Sónar+D will host the international Open Music Initiativemeeting. Open Music Initiative is an ambitious project led by the Berklee Music College, the MIT Medialabresearch centre and the IDEO consultancy. The initiative aims to create new standardised practices to unify digital music distribution and will bring together dozens of industry experts from companies including YouTube, Spotify and Universal.
In addition there will be amazing technological shows from Nonotak – one of today’s most globally important creative projects in the application of new technologies onstage – and Boris Chimp, with an audiovisual performance about the first chimpanzee sent to the Moon in 1969.
Among this year’s innovations will be Sonar360º by by Movistar+, a newly curated space in collaboration with Montréal’s SAT (Societé des Arts Technologiques), which will present immersive “fulldome” audiovisual pieces, projections and workshops.
Also of note will be the presentation of “Entropy”; a transmedia show about the origin and end of the Universe, led by astronomer Dida Markovic, with music by Dopplereffekt and visuals from Antivj. Conceived as an immersive live show somewhere between a conference, audiovisual, and documentary experience, “Entropy” will take place in the SónarComplex auditorium on Thursday, 15 June, and is open to all Sónar by Day festivalgoers.
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