• A quality lineup that blends legendary names with the world’s best emerging electronic music talent. Expect a diverse array of live and DJ performances, from dance-floor-driven sets to experimental electronica.
• A broad festival experience with multiple outdoor and indoor music stages, plus bars, food vendors and more.
• A unique opportunity to explore the relationships between creativity, technology and innovation through Sónar+D. Sónar+D is a programme of creative tech-centred activities for Sónar HK festival goers. The programme includes workshops, talks and an expo. Plus virtual reality and new media arts installations and performances. Highlights of the Sónar+D programme are described below.
Sónar+D is a programme of creative tech-centred activities for Sónar HK festival goers!
VR stations will be available for festival goers to enjoy this new technology – Gear VR, VIVE and Oculus Rift headsets will be featured. An exciting variety of VR experiences will be available, including wonder.land, a VR music video inspired by Alice in Wonderland that brings participants into an immersive kaleidoscopic dreamscape.
New Media Arts
A series of interactive new media arts installations and audio-visual performances will be situated throughout the festival site. Installations include Resonance Aura IV, a kinetic light sculpture inspired by the mechanics of a gyroscope matched with the appearance of a time-machine.
Marketlab & Talks
Sónar+D celebrates the convergence of creativity, technology and culture, and offers a meeting point for people interested in these fields. The Sónar+D programme features keynote talks from industry experts, including world-renowned artist, programmer, designer and DJ Daito Manabe. Sónar+D also houses the MarketLab, which will exhibit new products, projects and prototypes from research centres, tech companies, creative studios and labs from around the world.
Three fun and accessible workshops will be run during the day (no experience required): Learn to make a modular synth with Dirty Electronics and Polytik; Learn to make a solenoid acoustic tapper with Sound Swarm; and Hands on Arduino Introduction – learn to make a theremin-style instrument.
Discount code: "SONARHK17AAA" offers a 15% off on SonarPass purchase!
Interested parties can register tickets at https://sonarhongkong.com/en/2017/tickets.
Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association