Since it’s inception in 1994, the Sónar Festival in Barcelona has developed into one of the most important festivals for established artists and new talent in the field of electronic music. Each year, internationally renowned musicians, developer, filmmakers, designers, scientists and multimedia artists gather at Sónar to value the experimental nature of both art and music.
In 2019, the Austrian artists ANGER and Christian Fennesz will perform at Sónar in Barcelona. From July 17-20, the festival also presents the likes of A$AP Rocky, Arca, DJ Koze, Four Tet, Louie Vega & Honey Dijon, Skepta, and Underworld. On top of the impressive line-up, the conference part Sónar+D explores technological innovations in the fields of AI, music and sound tech, experience design and quantum computing.
Sónar is also part of the European festival network “We Are Europe” together with c/o pop Festival, Unsound Festival, Austria´s very own Elevate Festival, Nuits Sonores Festival and more.
Anger (Phat Penguin Records)
Thursday 18, 15:00-15:45, Sónar by Day – SonarDôme presented by Red Bull
ANGER are Julian Angerer and Nora Pider, both originally from Brixen, South Tyrol. The dream pop duo moved to Vienna and soon released their first EP “Liebe&Wut” (Love&Anger), followed by the singles „(Find) Someone“, “Love” and “Baby/Sie Schreit”. Their debut album and a string of festival performances are announced for 2019.
Thursday 18, 20:00-21:00, Sónar by Day – SonarComplex
Christian Fennesz is a Vienna-based experimental musician with a global reputation. The long-time collaborator of artists like Alva Noto, Peter Rehberg and Jim O’Rourke already performed at Sónar in the past and will bring his unmistakable soundscapes to Barcelona again in 2019. In March, Christian Fennesz released Agora, his first solo album since Mahler Remixed (Touch, 2014) and Bécs (Editions Mego, 2014), again on Touch.