18.–20. 4. 2024
Ljubljana, Slovenia


This year, SONICA returns with an electrifying programme that represents a continuation of last year’s theme ‘Translocal Underground’, focusing on hyperspecific sounds and sonic cultures from different corners of the world. With the theme of ‘Glocalisation’, the festival sheds light on the tensions between the unrelenting, merciless forces of globalisation and local identities, beliefs, and traditions.

Apart from the already announced Slovenian debut of Nicolás Jaar with his new project JAAR, the performance of acclaimed Vietnamese collective Rắn Cạp Đuôi and the premiere of the new album of Slovenian multiinstrumentalist Iztok Koren, the Ljubljana festival presents 13 new acts for its 16th edition.

New additions include KMRU, Deena Abdelwahed, re:ni, Laksa, NZE NZE, Martyna Basta, Nicola Ratti, SAUD, Fujita Pinnacle, and Marc Vilanova.

The closing night also features the premiere of the SONICA Residency 2024, an exclusive presentation of a new collaborative project by American composer Bridget Ferrill, Slovenian harpist rouge-ah, and Slovenian VJ Pixel Bambi.
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Co-produced by MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art, SONICA Festival Institute, Curkarna, Cankarjev dom, and CUK Kino Šiška.

Supported by Ministry of Culture RS and Municipality of Ljubljana – Department of Culture. Iztok Koren, NZE NZE, Nicola Ratti, Bridget Ferrill, and Martyna Basta are part of the SHAPE+ platform co-funded by Creative Europe.

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Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA –

Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to advancing the research, production and presentation of transitory, experimental, and live art forms.

MoTA is a museum without a permanent collection or a fixed space. Instead, its programs are realised in different locations and contexts in temporary physical and virtual spaces.

MoTA organizes and supports transitory art in the form of continuous events, exhibitions and educational programs both locally and internationally. As its name indicates, MoTA examines what a museum can be today and in the future.

MoTA is in constant search for the new, the uncertain, and the undefined.

MoTA works on several continuous programmes & projects. We run MoTA Point – a Space for Art & Ideas, we curate and produce the annual SONICA Festival, in addition to regular music programmes such as SONICA Series and SONICA Classics.

Within the years of running our residency programme, we’ve established T.R.I.B.E. – a network of residency spaces in the Balkans & Eastern Europe.

We’ve also initiated the research and archive platforms and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.