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Sónar+D, art and AI

The festival celebrates a cross-cutting programme that links electronic music with the future of digital culture.

Creativity is increasingly related to the digital world. The implications of technologies in artistic development are a reality and even a claim. This year's Sónar festival is hosting the eleventh edition of Sónar+D, this time focusing on the cultural, ethical, economic and industrial implications of new artificial intelligence tools in the music and audiovisual industry.  From 15 to 17 June you will be able to see, hear and debate about where this situation is heading.

The Sónar+D programme includes more than 50 activities. Debate forums, audiovisual conferences, masterclasses and tech shows. Some of them will feature internationally renowned personalities such as the artist Weirdcore, the producer and columnist Elijah or the specialist in robotics ethics Kate Darling. In addition, during this edition you will be able to visit the new Project Area, an exhibition space where more than 80 projects will be presented. They will range from music and sound, to Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality projects, video games, or the involvement of AI in audiovisual projects.

But as always, music is the protagonist of these dates. Renowned artists such as Aphex Twin, who returns to the festival twelve years later, Eric Pryds, Bad Gyal or some of the best DJs on the scene such as Peggy Gou or Amelie Lens will be on the different stages of the festival. Three days and two nights with more than one hundred and fifteen musical performances!

A meeting place in which to discover all the implications of artificial intelligence in the world of music and the future of digital culture. All the information about the event and the Sónar+D programme at this link.

Publication date: Tuesday, 06 June 2023
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