Navigating by sound. That’s precisely what Sónar stands for.
The officially three-day event resonates for much longer than that. Whoever in some measure follows what they themselves describe as ‘Advanced Music and New Media Arts’ has already been made aware of a number of unbelievable artists performing either by Day, by Night or Off the official grid.
It is June, countdown to the summer equinox. The days are getting longer and warmer, and for us electronic music fans the excitement is almost too great to bear: Sónar is coming to its hometown. The city of Barcelona is already bubbling. Sónar is probably the closest thing to a cartoon-character theme park to any electronic arts nerd. Massive modern complexes Fira de Montjuïc and Fira Gran Via de L’Hospitalet host DJs, Vjs, concerts, talks, experiments, experiences, you name it.
Inside, there is a beat that leads everything, an electronic pulse that spreads from the machine to the mind of a certain human being forever changing it. I want to be that person. I want the programmed strobes of electronic art storming through my senses. I want to take you through experiences that are impossible to translate into words, and should be soaked in RAW.