Sónar 25th Anniversary Lineup is HERE


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Today Sónar 2018 unveils an advance of its music program, announcing thirty artists. Among them, remarkable live performances from Richie Hawtin with ‘CLOSE’, Bonobo, Ólafur Arnalds, Kode9, George FitzGerald, Lorenzo Senni, Rels B or Mueveloreina and DJ sets from Laurent Garnier, Helena Hauff, Black Coffee and Tony Humphries and a special concert by the Barcelona Symphony Orquestra, playing “In C” by Terry Riley, one of the most significant pieces in minimalist classical music.

Sonar 25th Anniversary Lineup – Barcelona 2018 from We Own The Nite NYC on Vimeo.

On Thursday night, Sónar at L’Auditori will present a special concert by Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC) conducted by Brad Lubman, performing one of the most significant pieces of minimalism, “In C” by the renowned Californian composer Terry Riley. This is the latest collaboration between Sónar and L’Auditori’s ‘Sampler Sèries’ cycle of concerts. Meanwhile, at Sónar by Day, and also falling midway between classical and contemporary music, will be a performance by Iceland’s Ólafur Arnalds.

Red Bull Music Academy joins the 25th celebration with an advance of their program based on Diggin’ in the Carts, the project celebrating Japanese video game music. Kode9 brings a VGM-inspired performance with visuals by legendary animator Koji Morimoto, composers Yuzo Koshiro & Motohiro Kawashima perform classics from games like Streets of Rage live, with visuals by Konx-om-Pax, and DITC Sound plays favorites from the genre’s rich history. The lineup also features Portuguese DJ Violet & Photonz and Swedish trio Studio Barnhus. Iconic DJ and Jersey sound figurehead Tony Humphries plays a house set inspired by the golden era of New York radio.

Listen here an introductory playlist for the first sounds of Sonar 2018:

Sónar Calling GJ273: A historic celebration, open to public participation. Sónar’s audience, and creators of all kinds are invited to take part in Sónar’s call for extraterrestrial intelligence. Compositions in any musical genre can be submitted to the project, of which 3 pieces of 10 seconds will be selected to join the next transmission, taking place in April 2018. More information at www.sonarcalling.com.

Sónar continues its journey around the world, starting with the third editions of its festivals in Latin America: Sónar Buenos Aires – celebrated this past weekend (26 November) and the upcoming Sónar Bogotá (2 December). In 2018 the celebrations continue with the 6th edition of Sónar Reykjavik (16.17 March) and the second editions of Sónar Hong Kong (17 March) and Sónar Istanbul (6.7 April).

Sónar+D, the congress for technology and cultural industries  which takes place June, opens three different calls for participation today, 29 November: the Sónar Innovation Challenge, directed to tech companies with specific needs of innovation and recruitment of talents; MarketLab, focused on companies, creative studios and educational centres; and Startup Garden, the space dedicated to startups related with the creative industries in the search of funding rounds. More information at www.sonarplusd.com.

For more information:  www.sonartickets.com