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Sónar returns in online form this weekend

Sónar will host its first online virtual edition, starting tomorrow (Friday, September 18th). For two days, Sónar will become an audiovisual platform with more than 30 hours of concerts, debates, DJ sets, workshops, conferences and new formats such as exclusive video-capsules and immersive 360º shows.

Sónar+D CCCB will be free to access at sonarplusd.com with more than 70 activities and the opportunity to interactive with fellow viewers. There will be Max Cooper’s audiovisual concert from London, Arca’s live DJ set at the CCCB, Laurel Halo’s performance from the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and an album pre-premiere by Maria Arnal & Marcel Bagès.

Artists such as Ryoji Ikeda, Niño de Elche, Nicola Cruz X Andrés Benavides, Morad, Ms Nina, Lolo & Sosaku, Sega Bodega and Daito Manabe have recorded previously unpublished pieces exclusively for Sónar in video-capsule format. Digital artist Alba G. Corral and composer Carles Viarnés, and John Talabot and the multidisciplinary studio desilence will present two immersive audiovisual pieces created exclusively for the festival.

Talks will focus on environmental awareness and the relationship between art and science, while Holly Herndon will interview Richie Hawtin and to discuss what would a new club economy could look like. There will be three further talks dedicated to the future of the music industry and nine workshops dealing with topics such as virtual reality, multiple applications of algorithms, live coding and “algorave”, or the design of futures.

The Torre d’Alta Mar will be turned into a stunning showcasing emrging Barcelona acts such as People You May Know, BB Cream, Rumbler, Shelly, Bill Baggins, Cat Gabal, MBODJ, C.E.E. Shepherds, nueen, Anti-Drone Squad, Daniel 2000, Dani Blue, Troya Modet and Ivy Barkakati.

For details and to register to watch, go to sonarplusd.com.

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