The first wave of details are announced for the 7th edition of Sónar+D

Sónar+D 2019 will be held next July, outside the academic calendar, July 17-20, in parallel to Sónar by Day at Fira Montjuïc in Barcelona. Details were announced today for the first wave of Sónar+D participants. This includes early programme schedules and information on open calls for technology talent who want to show off their wares, or indeed ‘wears’.

Sónar+D is really quite cool and perfect for future industry leaders to gain insight from the professionals and is great fun to go into, especially as there are some great companies showcasing some of their new kit, panel discussions with big name producers, and, Sónar by Day is right beside it, outside and inside the Fira Montjuïc complex.

Attendees will be able to learn about the future of artistic experiences from 180 recognised experts and world-leading companies in experiential innovation, and this year, Sónar+D has doubled its offering of workshops and master classes by world-class creators, technologists and scientists.

20,000 attendees are expected at this year’s edition of Sónar+D as well as nearly 5,000 professionals representing 2,100 companies from more than 60 countries. These include experiential design with teamLab and CANADA and the latest in music technology from Swedish company teenage engineering are among the first themes and speakers of Sónar+D 2019.

This year’s programme will reflect more than ever the academic approach that unites science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics: STEAM, in order to enhance the practical and theoretical approach of attendees to these disciplines through experiential learning, collaborative and immersive creation process.

Sónar+D currently has 2 open calls, the first of these is the Sónar+D Innovation Challenge, aimed at companies that want to launch a challenge to the community for the creation of prototypes that will be built and presented at Sónar+D. And secondly the call for the Exhibition Area of Sónar+D, aimed at artistic and cultural communities wishing to present devices, applications, interactive installations, virtual reality experiments and prototypes or new musical instruments.

For further info/Delegates/Daypasses: www.sonarplusd.com


About the author

Since moving to Barcelona 13 years ago, Mark J established himself as a DJ, a producer, a radio presenter and a freelance writer. He is nightlife editor of Barcelona Connect Magazine and has written for various online and print publications. Mark has interviewed legendary artists such as Jean Michel Jarre, Laurent Garnier, Dubfire & Funk D’Void as well as emerging artists like Carlo Lio, Mark Reeve or Coyu. You can catch him DJing in Barcelona clubs the Macarena and Becool.

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