17 de junio, Festival Internacional de Música Sonar, Barcelona

 

 La Chambre des Machines & POWEr by Artificiel: technology, music and art

As well as the installation and show by Ryoji Ikeda, another two projects from Canada follow the same path of exploration of sound and music by means of technology and art.

La Chambre des Machines is a sonic performance by the researchers and musicians Martin Messier and Nicolas Bernier. On the SonarComplex stage (during Sónar by Day) they will be presenting a show based on the sounds of the intonarumoris, noise machines invented by the futuristic artist Luigi Russolo in the early twentieth century, and built from a vast amount of cogs, levers and all types of mechanical pieces, in search of the place where acoustics and electronica converge.

Meanwhile, POWEr, by Alexandre Burton and Julien Roy, is a performance featuring rays and other electromagnetic disturbances coming from a Tesla coil (a high voltage transformer) which the two members of the Artificiel collective control using an audio-modulator in real time. POWEr can be seen in the CCCB Auditorium, also during Sónar by Day.

Hell twice over

Germany’s DJ Hell, one of the most respected and revered agitators of continental electronica over the last 20 years, based on his International Deejay Gigolos label, will be present with a double helping at Sónar by Night: first, opening for Roxy Music, after his collaboration with Bryan Ferry himself on a track from his latest album, “Teufelswerk”. And just a few hours later, he will be rounding off proceedings on the SonarPub stage with an unpredictable session that is perfect for last thing at night.

House with a pedigree

The name of Britain’s Ralph Lawson is always a watchword for quality and subtlety. First with Faze Action, then as a dj and for the last few years with 2020Soundsystem, his live house group, which at Sónar 2010 will be presenting “Falling”, a second album that is a step forward from their highly acclaimed debut, “No Order”, a live version of which was recorded at Sónar 2005.

A British rap-pop surprise
Professor Green is one of the surprises of the season in the United Kingdom, with his typically British flow and a freshness that is unusual in the hip-hop world. It is young and honest rap that is unafraid of pop, and is just as likely to team with the catchy melodies of Lily Allen as to remind you of the gritty reality of The Streets.

La Chambre des Machines & POWEr by Artificiel: technology, music and art

As well as the installation and show by Ryoji Ikeda, another two projects from Canada follow the same path of exploration of sound and music by means of technology and art.

La Chambre des Machines is a sonic performance by the researchers and musicians Martin Messier and Nicolas Bernier. On the SonarComplex stage (during Sónar by Day) they will be presenting a show based on the sounds of the intonarumoris, noise machines invented by the futuristic artist Luigi Russolo in the early twentieth century, and built from a vast amount of cogs, levers and all types of mechanical pieces, in search of the place where acoustics and electronica converge.

Meanwhile, POWEr, by Alexandre Burton and Julien Roy, is a performance featuring rays and other electromagnetic disturbances coming from a Tesla coil (a high voltage transformer) which the two members of the Artificiel collective control using an audio-modulator in real time. POWEr can be seen in the CCCB Auditorium, also during Sónar by Day.

Hell twice over

Germany’s DJ Hell, one of the most respected and revered agitators of continental electronica over the last 20 years, based on his International Deejay Gigolos label, will be present with a double helping at Sónar by Night: first, opening for Roxy Music, after his collaboration with Bryan Ferry himself on a track from his latest album, “Teufelswerk”. And just a few hours later, he will be rounding off proceedings on the SonarPub stage with an unpredictable session that is perfect for last thing at night.

House with a pedigree

The name of Britain’s Ralph Lawson is always a watchword for quality and subtlety. First with Faze Action, then as a dj and for the last few years with 2020Soundsystem, his live house group, which at Sónar 2010 will be presenting “Falling”, a second album that is a step forward from their highly acclaimed debut, “No Order”, a live version of which was recorded at Sónar 2005.

A British rap-pop surprise

Professor Green is one of the surprises of the season in the United Kingdom, with his typically British flow and a freshness that is unusual in the hip-hop world. It is young and honest rap that is unafraid of pop, and is just as likely to team with the catchy melodies of Lily Allen as to remind you of the gritty reality of The Streets.

The Grec and Sónar festivals celebrate a joint night that will light up the Barcelona sky from the hand of Ryoji Ikeda

The Teatre Grec will be open to the public the night of Thursday 17th June, with two works by the Japanese composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda: the striking light installation “spectra [barcelona]” and the audiovisual spectacle “test pattern [live set]”.

Sónar also presents five new additions to the Barcelona festival: DJ Hell (with two sessions); 2020Soundsystem and Professor Green, both playing live; and the sonic performances of La Chambre des Machines of Martin Messier and Nicolas Bernierand and POWEr by Alexandre Burton and Julien Roy of the Artificiel collective.

Grec-Sónar Night 

In 2010, the Grec and Sónar festivals come together for a very special night, on Thursday 17th June, for which a joint production is being prepared –for the first time– that will take place in the Teatre Grec in Barcelona.

Two shows on a single night

The Japanese composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda will present two spectacles at the Teatre Grec.

The first, “spectra [barcelona]”, is a large-scale installation –located in the amphitheatre– which uses an immense white light as sculptural material. The result is an enormous column of light, visible from miles around, which will change the appearance of the city for one night and will make a strong impression on anyone who sees it.

Ikeda will also give us two performances of his audiovisual show “test pattern [live set]”, in which a programme transforms the Japanese composer’s audio signal patterns into synchronised barcodes on a screen in real time. The result, which will be on display in the Teatre Grec gardens, shows intense flickering black and white images which convulse in darkness to a poweful soundtrack.

La Chambre des Machines & POWEr by Artificiel: technology, music and art

As well as the installation and show by Ryoji Ikeda, another two projects from Canada follow the same path of exploration of sound and music by means of technology and art.

La Chambre des Machines is a sonic performance by the researchers and musicians Martin Messier and Nicolas Bernier. On the SonarComplex stage (during Sónar by Day) they will be presenting a show based on the sounds of the intonarumoris, noise machines invented by the futuristic artist Luigi Russolo in the early twentieth century, and built from a vast amount of cogs, levers and all types of mechanical pieces, in search of the place where acoustics and electronica converge.

Meanwhile, POWEr, by Alexandre Burton and Julien Roy, is a performance featuring rays and other electromagnetic disturbances coming from a Tesla coil (a high voltage transformer) which the two members of the Artificiel collective control using an audio-modulator in real time. POWEr can be seen in the CCCB Auditorium, also during Sónar by Day.

Hell twice over

Germany’s DJ Hell, one of the most respected and revered agitators of continental electronica over the last 20 years, based on his International Deejay Gigolos label, will be present with a double helping at Sónar by Night: first, opening for Roxy Music, after his collaboration with Bryan Ferry himself on a track from his latest album, “Teufelswerk”. And just a few hours later, he will be rounding off proceedings on the SonarPub stage with an unpredictable session that is perfect for last thing at night.

House with a pedigree

The name of Britain’s Ralph Lawson is always a watchword for quality and subtlety. First with Faze Action, then as a dj and for the last few years with 2020Soundsystem, his live house group, which at Sónar 2010 will be presenting “Falling”, a second album that is a step forward from their highly acclaimed debut, “No Order”, a live version of which was recorded at Sónar 2005.

A British rap-pop surprise

Professor Green is one of the surprises of the season in the United Kingdom, with his typically British flow and a freshness that is unusual in the hip-hop world. It is young and honest rap that is unafraid of pop, and is just as likely to team with the catchy melodies of Lily Allen as to remind you of the gritty reality of The Streets.

Videos

Rjoki Ikeda

Le Chambre des Machines

Alexandren Burton and Julien Roy

DJ Hell

2020 soundsystem

Professor Green

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