This year’s SONICA theme is Sentinels. We’ll think about guarding and isolation as two faces of the same coin. Sentinel species (like canaries in a coal mine) are how Kurt Vonnegut understood the role of artists, or as the Sentinelese tribe, an isolated tribe that has no contact with civilisation and refuses it.
“I sometimes wondered what the use of any of the arts was. The best thing I could come up with was what I call the canary in the coal mine theory of the arts. This theory says that artists are useful to society because they are so sensitive. They are super-sensitive. They keel over like canaries in poison coal mines long before more robust types realize that there is any danger whatsoever.”
This year we are looking forward to five days of music: live sets, AV live concerts, DJ sets, electro-acoustic avant-garde, ambiental expeditions, and also an exhibition and film. We are bringing some of the biggest and most exciting names in the field of contemporary electronic music and art!
ARTISTS & PROJECTS
Alessandro Cortini x Amnesia Scanner x Lakker x Sentimental Rave x Abul Mogard x Lucy Railton x patten x Tomas Nordmark x Lifecutter x OD Bongo x FAKA x Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA x COH x Zergon x Tim Shaw x Gašper Torkar x Camilla Sparksss
We’re happy to announce the festival exhibition:
ANTIPHONIC INCIDENCE, curated by Sally Golding
with works by
CHAINES / Hannah Catherine Jones aka Foxy Moron / Jörg Piringer / patten / Ross Manning