MIRA FESTIVAL NEWS :
Barcelona’s digital arts festival reveals plans for eighth outing with Tangerine Dream, Rival Consoles, Aïsha Devi, Christoph De Babalon, Tapan, VARG and many more billed to perform and exhibit this November
8th – 10th November || Barcelona, Fabra i Coats
Over the past 8 years, the seminal MIRA Festival has cemented its place firmly in the cutting edge underground arts scene of Europe. This 8th - 10th November, MIRA returns to it’s Spanish home of Barcelona to host visual artists, musicians, producers, VJs and newcomers. Traversing through Audio Visual performances, and sonic explorations, MIRA Festival blurs the boundaries between art and music, creating an inimitable 360 degree, audiovisual sensory experience. Championing new digital trends, 2018 sees left leaning sounds from Tangerine Dream, Aïsha Devi, Rival Consoles, Christoph De Babalon and more, 3-D audio performances from Varg, Tapan to name a few, VJ sets and more. Taking place in Fabra i Coats - a refurbished factory turned cultural space, it’s the perfect dystopian backdrop. First bunch of tickets are just €50, do not sleep on this.
Providing a platform for new creators, plus world acclaimed artists, MIRA is a chance to discover and explore. Headlining for 2018 are Tangerine Dream, performing their audio visual show ‘Quantum of Electronic Evolution’ for the first time in Spain, expect to hear ‘Quantum Gate’, against visuals from Patrick Dunno, plus a retrospective journey through past tracks. Fresh from her performance at MIRA Berlin, Houndstooth family and film score composer AÏsha Devi is set to stun with her brand new AV show, feat. visuals from acclaimed creator, Emile Barret. On a darker tip, MIRA also hosts Erased Tapes kingpin, Rival Consoles, a master of intensely introspective offerings. Plus, hailing from Madrid, new age pioneers El Sueño De Hyparco will deconstruct their seminal album, ‘Ambientes Hormonales’. 28 years on from it’s 1990 release, expect an immersive, enigmatic performace with LIVE A/V From Alba G. Corral. Plus, Carla Dal Forno. Feast your eyes on this two person show, against Ludovic Sauvage’s visuals.
Returning to Barcelona for his first show in a decade, catch drum and bass producer, Christoph De Babalon. Reworking his recent reissue ‘If You’re Into It I’m Out Of It’, don’t miss his inimitable blends. Making a long anticipated MIRA debut, creator Marta Verde will be collaborating with Cristoph De Babalon to create a sensory AV experience like no other.
New for 2018, MIRA combines classical instruments with electronics in the 3D Sound Room by SON Estrella Galicia. Find Wolf Müller and Niklas Wand, collaborating for a unique 3D sound performance fuelled by a combo of synths, live loops and a drum set - two masters in tandem. Next up, Belgrade’s own, Tapan bring their fusion of balkan jazz and industrial music via analog percussion, saxophone and guitar. Following their debut album on Tel Aviv imprint, Malka Tuti, it’s a perfect addition to MIRA. Last but certainly not least. Northern Electronics affiliate VARG joins the bill; one of Sweden’s most significant underground acts, the legend brings his production approach to left-leaning techno to the table. All this and so much more to come, open your ears and expand your mind at MIRA Barcelona 2018.
2018 CAMPAIGN : The conceptualization of the campaign focuses on the potential of all objects to produce sounds. Many sounds, sometimes imperceptible, are ignored by most in the day to day, however they are the raw material experimental music. As the internet occupies more space in our lives, phenomena such as the ASMR (Autonomous Meridian Sensorial Response) emerge, a virtual experience that, using binaural microphones, exploits this sound capacity of any type of object, and that is exposed via the Internet at disposal of an increasingly curious fetish public.”
LINE UP : 1- ARTIST / SHOW ||
TANGERINE DREAM LIVE A/V
AÏSHA DEVI feat. Emile Barret LIVE A/V
RIVAL CONSOLES LIVE A/V
CHRISTOPH DE BABALON LIVE
EL SUEÑO DE HYPARCO deconstructing AMBIENTES HORMONALES feat. ALBA G. CORRAL LIVE A/V
TAPAN 3D SOUND LIVE
WOLF MÜLLER & NIKLAS WANDT 3D SOUND LIVE
CARLA DAL FORNO LIVE A/V
VARG 3D SOUND LIVE
MARTA VERDE VJ SET
+ MORE TBA