After three fruitful editions in Barcelona, Sónar+D hits Santiago de Chile on December 5th, a day where the heroes will be creative labs, universities, and the most innovative local companies on a program that comes full of demos, workshops, lectures and panels.
ALMA, the astronomic observatory of Atacama, collects sounds from the Universe and offers them to musicians to use them as a fabric to create new compositions. The resulting pieces from this call will be part of “Los Sonidos de ALMA”, a musical library that will be presented at Sónar+D and is certainly a highlight of the MarketLab area.
This area will gather the most innovative university departments, such as the UAI’s Design Lab and the UNAB Creative Campus, the Electroacoustic Community of Chile, who will showcase a timeline of this musical genre in this country, and artistic collaborations like the one formed by the band Cabosanroque and Conductr, the iPad control platform. The latter will present HiLo, an controlled mechanical creature that brings together mechanics and digital technology.
Chilean communities and collectives will have a prominent presence. BiTTronia, who work with the littleBits platform, Stgo Maker Space, presenting robotic pieces, and the “Laboratorio Creativo GKO” who will showcase artist, biologist and NASA collaborator Angel Vermuelen’s artistic works. Start Up Chile, a reference point when it comes to establish connections between local and international entrepreneurs, will show projects from different innovation areas such as music, crowdfunding, virtual reality and biology.
International culture management lecturers like the Artistic Director of Ars Electronica Center, Gerfried Stocker, Michel Van Dartel, the V2 Institute for the Instable Media Curator, and Brazil’s FILE festival Co-founder, Paula Perissinotto, shape a big part of the lecture schedule. Another lecture highlight is the talk by Leo Prieto, the Co-founder of Latin America’s most read technology blog, Fayerwayer. Besides, ATOM™and Robin Fox will talk about the creative process behind their spectacular show Double Vision, and Nicolas Collins, a reference in hardware hacking, will offer a lecture and a workshop.
Music production workshops, installations, performances and networking meetings like “Meet the Expert”, an activity that connects creatives with experts, and “Meet the Investor”, a speed meeting session that gets together investors and entrepreneurs.
The Sónar ticket gives free access to all Sónar+D activities, and many of them are free and open to the general audience. You can find all the details and the complete Sónar+D Santiago program here