Martin Scoufalos

Sónar Buenos Aires 2017 - Preview

The international music festival of advanced music and the Congress of creativity and technology returns for the third time in a row to Argentina. The event will be held at Tecnópolis Stadium on Sunday 26 of November. This year Sónar will count with 3 stages and Sónar+D, creativity congress.

Sónar 2017 Buenos Aires

History and information

Created in 1994, Sónar is a pioneering cultural event with a unique format and content. It's first class reputation as a leading reference for international festivals is thanks to it's attention in curation, combining a playful nature, the avant-garde, and experimentation with newest trends in dance and electronic music. 

Positioned at the cutting edge of the electronic music landscape and it's interactions with digital culture, Sónar is able to unite established artists with emerging talent, in all areas of musical and audiovisual production. 

Sónar's founding values have defined the festival since its inception: the link between creativity and technology, its commitment to being a global event and a meeting point for creative people from different disciplines and communities. 

Sónar+D presents a series of activities designed to be of use to the various creative communities, providing development sessions, opportunities to exchange ideas and tools, as well as opportunities to secure financing. Sónar+D follows all of the stages of the creative process with one goal: To facilitate and improve the relationship between creativity, technology, innovation and business in an organic setting geared towards new creative and professional profiles. 

Since 2002 Sónar has organized more than 50 events in many different parts of the world, adapting the Sónar philosophy to unique venues and environments, and highlighting the most interesting homegrown talent and the scene in the city where it takes place. As well as the event in Barcelona, Sónar organizes festivals every year in other cities. In previous years, it has travelled to Reykjavik, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Buenos Aires, New York, London, Cape Town, Frankfurt, Seoul, Lisboa, Lyon, Hamburg, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Boston, Denver, Oakland, Los Ángeles, Tokyo and Osaka, among other destinations around the world. 

Sónar Main Stage

Stages and Line Up

Sónar Club: 

Sigur Rós (Iceland), Trentemoller (Denmark), Pantha Du Prince (Germany), Nosaj Thing (USA), Alejandro Paz (Chile) and the locals Ibiza Pareo and Carisma.

Sónar Lab:

Tokimonsta (USA), Gilles Peterson (France), C. Tangana (Spain), Awwz (Spain), Diegors (Chile) and King Coya & The Queen Cholas, Sidirum, La Femme D´Argent and Marcelo Ezquiaga from Argentina.

Sónar Complex:

Oval live show (Germany), White Sample (Chile), and the locals Daniel Melero, Catnapp, Greener, Emisor, Vilna, Ducasse+Borini and Ableton Link Jam.

Sónar+D:

The congress will have a “Lecture” in charge of Red Bull Music Academy, and the Market Lab space where technologic brands will show up. Those labels are Little Bits with “Open Source”, Allen & Heath “Play Differently Model 1”, Artiphon, Roland, Ableton, Native Instruments and Yaeltex.

Listen to Sónar Buenos Aires 2017 playlist

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