The Sónar+D CCCB 2020 program is now online,, including shows and talks from Arca, Max Cooper, Sega Bodega, Morad, Niño de Elche, Holly Herndon & Richie Hawtin, John Talabot & Desilence and Carles Viarnès & Alba G Corral, as well the majority of the talks, conferences, workshops and installations and 24 hours of dj sets from the best of Barcelona's dance underground..
Connecting the local and international creative scenes over two days in September 2020 Sónar+D CCCB brought together artists, hackers, thinkers, scientists, activists, programmers, designers and technologists from around the world at Barcelona's CCCB. The hybrid event featured 140 activities, including live shows, dj sets, conferences and workshops, all of which were broadcast from Barcelona on two audiovisual channels in a free digital event.
Now, for the first time, the vast majority of the program is now available to re-watch in VOD.
Unmissable highlights of Sónar+D CCCB 2020
Among the shows now available to re-watch in VOD are the Immersive AV performances from John Talabot & Desilence and Carles Viarnès & Alba G. Corral, filmed at Barcelona's IDEAL studios and making full use of 360º projections and high quality audio to spellbinding effect, as well as exclusive live sets from Max Cooper, with an AV Live set filmed at Kings Place studios London, L'Hospitalet rapper Morad and sonic adventurer Shoeg, both filmed live by betevé.
Also broadcast is ARCA's discipline expanding DJ set, performed live at CCCB during the event, and marking the groundbreaking artist's first show in front of a live audience since March. Joyful and provocative, her set serves as the perfect introduction to the rest of the in-person live shows from a who's who of Barcelona's electronic music underground: a live debut of all original material from Ylia, the immersive electronics and 3D lightshow of Huma ft Eyesberg and the soothing ambient soundscapes of Marçal Xirau.
The music program continues with exclusive video performances and content contributed from artists close to the festival. These capsules, streamed during the event include new material and intimate performances from Sega Bodega, Daito Manabe, Niño de Elche, Chenta Tsai, Ms Nina, Lolo & Sosaku and more.
Similarly expanding horizons and making connections is the full program of Talks, headed up by a deep dive into the current and possible future permutations of club culture from techno-auteur Richie Hawtin and artist-technologists Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst, in an un-aired episode of their Interdependence podcast, exclusively filmed for Sónar+D CCCB at Factory Berlin.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the future and how we can change it is a constant theme throughout the program. Sougwen Chung and Monica Rikic, set out two cases for seeing machines as artistic collaborators not competitors in 'Creative Robotics', while strategies for dealing with the uncertainty of developments are put forward by post-futurist Elisabet Roselló in 'So What about the Future?'. Elsewhere, our changing environment and how climate change can be addressed through art is the focus of the lecture and exhibition 'AIRE/ARIA/AIR', curated by Olga Subirós and presented by Institut Ramón Llull, as well as in the S+T+ARTS talk, 'Re-Thinking the Future of Cities' where artists and eanvironmental activists demonstrate how the urban space can be reshaped ethically. These and more talks are available to watch now.
For those focused on learning, six of the Workshops broadcasted during the event are also available to watch online now. Discover an introduction to live coding and collaborative algorave with linalab, how to resolve audio problems with Sonosuite, embodied narratives in VR with BeAnotherLab, a journey through network infrastructures with Mario Santamaría, live digital narratives with Alba G. Corral and frameworks to manage uncertainties with Postfutureo's Elisabet Roselló.
From today, presentations of creative studios and universities in Barcelona will also be available at SonarHub Studios, such as the Broomx studios with their innovative immersive projection system; or a representation of educational centres and universities such as the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and its UPC Arts programme, or IED Barcelona, with experiences that mix data analysis, creativity and interactivity. EINA IDEA has developed for Sónar+D and the TMB network, EINA IDEA Metro Mudra, a system of gestures, pictograms and concepts in movement on the body, social distance and the perception of language to reinvent the neo-normal public space. See now.
Looking at the local scene, Sónar+D CCCB also presents 24hrs of continuous DJ sets, recorded back to back over two days from the spectacular Torre d'Alta Mar venue in Barcelona's port, and in association with Dublab BCN. Fourteen representatives of the city's dance music underground, including Shelly, MBODJ, People You May Know, Troya Modet and Lapsus affiliates C.E.E. Shepherds took control of the decks from midday to midnight, for a sonic journey taking in freestyle, ambient, global beats, grime, techno, house and everything in-between. Re-watch all the sets from each day in our youtube playlists: Playlist Day 1 & Playlist Day 2
Nearly 40 entities from the cultural, educational and scientific fields have joined the Sónar+D CCCB programme, with the participation of more than 50 speakers and the presentation of various projects, as well as dozens representatives from Barcelona's technological innovation companies and creative industries.
Sónar+D CCCB 2020 is an initiative by Advanced Music and the CCCB with the collaboration of betevé, the support of de l'Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals of Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona City Council and the European Union's Creative Europe programme, We Are Europe and Impost Turistic. In association with dublab BCN, IDEAL and Torre d'Alta Mar. Collaborating organisations such as the Institut Ramon Llull, Catalan Arts Music the internationalization branch of the Catalan Institute of Cultural Enterprises (ICEC), L'Hospitalet de Llobregat City Council, Fundación Banco Sabadell and TMB.