10 reasons why you won’t want to miss out Sonar Istanbul

MusicNewsMarch 20, 2017
10 reasons why you won’t want to miss out Sonar Istanbul

Taking place for the first time in Zorlu PSM in Turkey, in collaboration with Charm Music and co-sponsor Digi.logue, Sonar Istanbul will offer it’s visitors a unique festival experience with their exhibition, talks, workhops, performance, and panels. You won’t want to miss out on this festival after reading about what Sonar Istanbul has to offer…

1. One of the most prestigious festivals in Europe

Started in 1994 in Barcelona, Sonar took place 55 times in 27 different cities to date. First edition in Turkey taking place in Zorlu PSM, Sonar Istanbul will focus on innovation and provide a future driven approach from arts and culture to business.

2. When experimental sounds meet multimedia shows: Moderat

Considered to have released one of the best electronic music albums of last year with their album “III”, Moderat will take you to another world by bringing together experimental sounds with multimedia shows…

3. A chance to meet the art pop queen Roisin Murphy

The art pop queen Roisin Murphy, will be one of the special guests of Sonar Istanbul with her impressive stage show that is enriched by historical costumes.

4. Global techno ambassador Nina Kraviz is behind the set

Combining her unique style with her music with authentic sounds, Nina Kraviz will be performing on Sonar Istanbul as the global techno ambassador!

5. A flawless program from base music to electro-pop

Sonar Istanbul will provide a flawless program to it’s visitors, including the British producer Floating Points, who combines house, soul, hip hop, and jazz; Clark, a prominent figure in prestigious record label WARP Records; HVOB, who combines electro-pop with techno; the iconic dubstep producer Kode9; Prins Thomas with his eclectic sounds from the North; Nosaj Thing, who brings together hip hop and electronic music; the electro-soul duo HONNE; DJ Koze, who is known for combining styles such as techno, tech house, minimal techno and hiphop; and Weval, who brings together jazz, hip hop, krautrock, pop and funk.

6. The DJs and producers of the local scene at the same festival

Besides the global stars of the electronic music scene, talented local names like Hey! Douglas, Ah! Kosmos, İskeletor, DJ Style-ist, Büber, Villette, Fasitdaire, İpek Görgün, Biblo, Mabbas, Seretan, Fuchs & Cervus, Doğu Orcan and Vildan Gündüz will also take their places on Sonar Istanbul.

7. Audio/Visual shows that will take you to another dimension

Sonar+D’s AUDIOVISUAL section will host artists that have stage performances that include experimental music along with strong visual elements. The program hosts Ryoji Ikeda’s “Supercodex”, Ali Demirel’s “The Pier”, Nonotak Studio’s “Shiro”, Acca’s “Rame”, Atay İlgün’s “Aesthetic Animism”, “OUCHHH X AUDIOFIL Data Performance” and “Cem + Rg Modular Live visuals by NOS.”

8. Panels that are seeking answers for the questions of today and tomorrow

Exploring the dynamics of arts and culture and framed around creativity and technology, Sonar+D will also host mind opening panels titled “How to Foster Entrepreunalism in Turkey,” “Consuming Music 2017 and Beyond,” “Cultural Creativity,” and “Turkish Experimental Music Anthology.”

9. Intriguing presentations

Sonar+D will give you a chance to get one step closer to the future with it’s presentations of successful artists who apply visuals for the audio under different disciplines.

10. Workshops focused on experience

Who wouldn’t want to make their own music on the Ableton and analog stands that gives the opportunity for a demo, to develop apps, print in 3D, and code their own program?

Author: Defne Çağlar