After medical studies performed, Bjork's specialist doctor advised her immediate rest of her voice due to an inflamed nodule. Following Björk having to cancel two shows in Argentina when this condition emerged, it is on doctors advice, too soon to try and sing again, as this could bring a permanent damage to her voice. Even though Björk wants to perform, she won't be able to continue with the show.
We wish Björk a quick and full recovery to continue enjoying her talent soon.
Sonar São Paulo incorporates into its music program the Canadian DJ and producer duo Chromeo, well known for leading the renovation of disco; Cee Lo Green, star of new black music and who no other meets his match on stage; Skream, pioneer of the dub step sound and responsible for taking it to the charts, who will be accompanied by Mc Sgt. Pokes; the Project KTL, formed by Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O)))- & Peter Rehberg (Pita), two of the most important sound experimenters of today; the Dutch DJ and moombathon king Munchi; the Argentine digital cumbia duo Super Guachin; and the Brazilian Nedu Lopes –renowned DJ on the country’s electronic circuit– and Criolo –influent beat maker and hip hop renovator– and the partnership of Muti Randolph & Clara Sverner, with a classical piano show with interactive visuals.
Red Bull Music Academy –one of the main musical talent searchers on the planet– presents on the SonarVillage stage artists of the caliber of Flying Lotus, Rustie, James Holden, James Pants and Tiger & Woods, all of whom are internationally recognized, as are three young and vibrant local producers who are Pazes, Mauricio Fleury and Zegon. All of which are added to the shows already confirmed; Björk, Justice, Modeselektor, Little Dragon, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, James Blake, Four Tet, Mogwai, Seth Troxler, Austra, Za!, Squarepusher, Hudson Mohawke, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Jeff Mills, John Talabot, Emicida, The Twelves, BrunoBelluomini, Psilosamples, Dago, Gui Boratto, Dj Marky Vs Patife, M Takara x Akin, Gang Do Eletro, Silva and Ricardo Donoso, making up a first-class line-up.
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During both days of the festival, SonarPro will present new projects associated to art and technology, providing live demonstrations of the latest generation of products and organizing workshops with major figures and artists who work in the new media field. SonarPro enables attendees to share ideas, make contacts, and facilitate networking between creative industry working professionals.
Within the program, SonarPro highlights the presence of American artist Scott Snibbe (creator of iPhone and iPad apps for Björk’s latest album, “Biophilia”), the Canadian studio Eski (specialists in the latest generation applications for live shows) the Brazilian Muti Randolph (operating between technological design and architectural spaces) and the Catalan Conductr (creators of surprising audio applications for iPhone) Jocabola (generative systems and data visualizing) and the Music Technology Group team from ‘Universitat Pompeu Fabra’, inventors of the popular interactive musical instrument Reactable.
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SonarCinema is the area within the festival dedicated to the screening of films, documentaries and audiovisual pieces, which stand out for their quality, originality and artistic values. Amongst the screenings to be enjoyed are Finisterrae (the peculiar story of two ghosts on their journey to the end of the world), Dragonslayer (the day to day of a Californian skater) or High On Hope (the chronicle of the British rave scene during the depression of the late 80’s, early 90’s).
Sonarcinema will also include two themed menus of works selected by the Catalan festivals In-Edit (dedicated to musical documentary) and Screen From Barcelona (specializing in video-art).