Primavera Festival in Barcelona (31 May – 4 June, 2017) is a global meeting for the contemporary music scene. During the year it opens a window on the news and challenges of an industry that is in constant evolution, and during the week of Primavera Sound it all culminates in the annual international meeting in Barcelona. For 5 days music experts, professionals, and newcomer bands from around the world come together to discuss the present and future of the music business.
Primavera Pro provides a point of cultural exchange between Europe, North America and the Latin American countries. In 2016 it hosted over 3,500 accredited professionals (half of whom were international), with almost 140 activities and 82 showcases. In 2017, AME will be bringing a taste of Austria to Barcelona again: This time Leyya and HVOB will be giving international festival visitors a chance to see just what the Austrian music scene has to offer. It’s a perfect opportunity to network with Austrian music professionals and to enjoy the music of two highly innovative Austrian bands. Prelisten on Soundcloud.
AUSTRIAN EVENTS IN BARCELONA
AUSTRIAN HEARTBEATS RECEPTION
Thursday, June 1st, 12.30–13.30 / CCCB (Pati de les Dones)
Austrian Music Export invites you to a special cocktail party to meet the Austrian delegation, find out about our activities and enjoy an intimate set by Leyya.
Wednesday, May 31st, 16.30-17.00 / CCCB (Hall)
ForTunes is a music analytics service that focuses on DIY artists. Florian Richling (CEO & co-founder) and Christoph Muck (co-founder) will discuss how the service provides the insights to guide artists through their journey as a musician, producer or DJ.
Day Pro Stage: Thursday, June 1st, 12.40–13.10 / CCCB
PM Night Pro Stage: Friday, June 2nd, 20–20.40 / PARC DEL FORUM
Bacardi Live Stage: Friday, June 2nd / Primavera Bits
The dynamic duo Leyya is considered one of the most promising domestic newcomers. Producer Marco Kleebauer provides the complex electronic beats that underlie the soft, delicate voice of Sophie Lindinger. The result is a magical mix of melancholy and coolness. Founded in 2013, the band landed an international hit with the single “Superego” from their debut “Spanish Disco”. Right now it has nearly 2.5 million plays on Spotify, with critics comparing their sophisticated, detailed and profound sound to Portishead’s “Dummy”. Living up to the hype on numerous international showcase festivals in the last years, the band is currently working on their second album.
HVOB (short for Her Voice Over Boys) was founded in 2012 and quickly developed into an internationally successful act. Initially only known to a small circle of music connoisseurs, HVOB’s music career soon took off with breathtaking speed. Anna Müller and Paul Wallner create songs that consist of rather restrained and minimalistic electronic tunes accompanied by gentle and alluring vocals. Stylistically they are settled somewhere between house, electronica and pop. The tracks are catchy, but the overall sound is surprisingly varied. The result unfolds into a pleasantly melancholic atmosphere with a timeless feel. Their new album “Silk”, a collaboration between HVOB and Winston Marshall (Mumford & Sons), adds warm, complex layers to the band´s trademark sound and delivers a stunningly beautiful piece of music.
Link: Primavera Sound 2017