Av Shows: Stage Innovation And Interdisciplinary Dialogues

Kategorie: Sonar Festival
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Sónar's program includes several immersive shows tipified by their new and innovative onstage production. These shows use advanced technology and creative processes involving artists from different fields, which establish interdisciplinary dialogues and produce powerful on stage results.

Immersion on stage at Sónar by Day

On Thursday 18th SonarHall will host one of this year's most important creative collaborations, the highly anticipated Arca show, with equally disturbing and fascinating images provided by designer Jesse Kanda. On the same day and stage, German musician Atom? and Australian artist Robin Fox unite under their joint pseudonym Double Vision will combine lasers, video and experimental sonics. Finally, Lee Gamble's abstract rhythms will be translated to screen by renowned London artist Dave Gaskarth.

Two performances at Sónar by Day will bear the signature of Mancunian visual creator Emmanuel Biard. Firstly, the Evian Christ concert, where Biard's design plays with smoke and light bulbs to create three-dimensional curtains: and secondly, "The Well", a project with emerging Welsh producer Koreless, one of the most interesting artists of atmospheric electronica in the UK right now.

Also deserving of special attention is the exclusive premiere of "Blueprint", a stunning show that talks about the cosmos and architecture, designed by the French artist Joanie Lemercier together with Tectonic label founder James Ginzburg. And of course two essential artists performing at Sónar by Day: Squarepusher, with a new live show for which he has also designed reactive visuals for his abrasive sounds; and Holly Herndon, the laptop music muse who has worked together on her live shows with the renowned Japanese director Akihiko Taniguchi and Amsterdam design studio Metahaven.

Outstanding visual shows at Sónar by Night

Several of the visuals at Sónar by Night's biggest shows have been designed by leading designers and artists. This is certainly the case for the spectacular new live show from The Chemical Brothers, where they will debut their new album and will once again work with their long-time collaborator, the English filmmaker Adam Smith; and Flying Lotus, also presenting an immersive 3D show on dual screens, created together with up-and-coming visual artists Strangeloop & Timeboy.

Meanwhile, Siriusmodeselektor (Modeselektor and Siriusmo) will present a new project involving Berlin studio Pfadfinderei, who are also responsible for commissioning the new visual live show fo Tiga, on which he has also teamed with Finnish director Helmi. The Iranian-born American DJ Dubfire has also worked closely with the visual artists team Volvox Lab, adding another dimension to his live set.

Giant format sound installations

Continuing Sónar's commitment to new media art and sound installations, the festival will present two large and exceptional pieces of work within the framework Sónar+D.

Firstly, Sónar and Sorigué Foundation will present the kinetic sculpture RGB|CMY Kinetic, designed by German studio ART+COM, submission winners for the SonarPLANTA piece. This large format work establishes a dialogue between primary colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) and additives (Red, Green, Blue, that make up television images) through five discs activated by precise industrial machinery. The piece's music is by Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds, and combines sound and movement as one.

Secondly, Sónar 2015 presents Nyloïd, an impressive tripod-shaped spider sculpture created by Swiss pairing André and Michel Décosterd; consisting of three six meter long limbs animated by a sophisticated mechanism and advanced audio devices.

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