Immersive experiences and avant-garde sound at Sonar 2014

Always eager to keep up with the latest technological innovations in audiovisual creation and performance, Sónar will be presenting shows that are total immersive experiences, fashioned out of complex languages embracing art, sound and technology.
Two striking examples will be Daito Manabe and Audionperformances: the highly acclaimed Japanese creative technologist will give a live interactive concert combining video mapping and contemporary dance, and US artist Matthew Dear will present his techno project with a powerful show designed by the creators of ISAM (Amon Tobin) in which an A-shaped mechanism responds to live audio impulses created by the artist.
Avant-garde languages are always at the fore at Sónar, and this year is no exception. Forest Swords will be revealing their perfect fusion of atavistic dub, ancestral folk and filmic guitar lines in the spirit of Ennio Morricone. Taking risks and searching for new concepts are the aims of the new partnership between Sónar and Unsound Festival in Poland, which will take the shape of two concerts for music connoisseurs: Oren Ambarchi and the Cracovia‘s Sinfonietta clash between synthetic and classic; and intense, microscopic electronica byRobert Piotrowicz, who regularly works with Kevin Drumm and Ambarchi himself.
These shows are added to those already announced by Ben FrostOneohtrix Point NeverMatmos o Balago, all of them with a challenging and experimentational approach.
PROGRAM:
Further information at www.sonar.es
TICKETS:
Further information at www.sonar.es/en/pg/tickets
Sonar Pass 195€
Sonar by Day + Sonar by Night
2-Night Ticket 125€
Not available at the festival ticket offices. On sale until June 8th.
Sonar by Night 72€
At the festival ticket offices: 80€
Sonar by Day 48€
At the festival ticket offices: 55€

Damion Pell
About the Author

Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.