Monday, April 27, 2009 | |

In case you're not jumping on a quick flight to Barcelona mid-June, Sonar, the huge Barcelona-based electronic music and arts festival is heading to New York. Celebrating it's 15th year, Sonar is held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona with over 30,000 people in attendance last year! This year's Barcelona lineup includes Grace Jones, Animal Collective, Micachu and the Shapes, Ebony Bones, Buraka Som Sistema and special showcases from Ed Banger and Ghostly International. Wikked lineup!

Their debut event in New York, SonarSoundNY, will showcase the best of Catalan and American artists, combining multimedia art ideas with experiemental electronica. The SonarSound NY bill includes installations by Marcel·lí Antúnez and ReacTable, featuring Ikue Mori; the mysterious ambient of Balago; the soundtrack, performed live, by Árbol and Fibla for a film by Taiwan's Tsai Ming-Liang; the extravagant pop of Hidrogenesse; hip-hop in a trio format with the Del Palo Soundsystem; two sets by the Barcelona dj d.a.r.y.l.; the highly unconventional rhythm of the Americans (both ex-residents of Barcelona) DJ/Rupture and Prefuse 73; and visuals by No-Domain.


8pm - 1am
Baryshnikov Arts Center NYC
450 West 37th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10018

All performances are free but RSVP here.