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Sónar+D Activities

Sónar+D selects the most outstanding projects by creative laboratories, universities and companies to showcase new forms of creation, production and marketing. Sounds in 3D, interaction repertoires and robotic experiments.


The Sónar+D selection of the the year's most outstanding creative apps; applications that are outstanding because of their creative innovation or experimental commitment.


Now an area within the programme, including not only premières of documentaries and films, but also presentations and strategies in audiovisual production.

Talks and Workshops

This year, the Sónar think tank addresses the following topics: Crowdfunding, Engagement, Women in Technology, Apps, Sound Art, Digital Strategy.

Limited capacity. Some activities are for accreditation holders only.


Workshops: organized with leading Spanish and international institutions and businesses, this is the practical context of Sónar+D. From how to hack musical instruments to new business models in the music and audiovisuals industry.

Meet the Expert

10-minute personal professional coaching meetings with renowned experts from the creative industries. Sónar+D. accreditation holders only. You can make an appointment using the Networking Tool.

THURSDAY 17.00 to 19.00h
Albert Salmeron, Cristian Pascual, Felix Balbas, Ibai Cereijo, Ignasi Costas, Iván Fernández Lobo, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Óscar Romagosa, Ricard Garriga, Roberto Carreras, Stephanie Pereira, Virginie Bourdin

FRIDAY 17.00 to 19.00h
Björn Steinbekk, Gina Tost, Jan D'Alessandro, Jussi Ängeslevä, Jordi Mendieta, Juan Antonio Bayona, Katrin Hall, Mike Tucker, Óscar Araujo, Pau Corbalán, Santi Vilanova, Stuart Wood


Upcoming news from the creative industries, like book releases, take place in an environment that facilitates the meetings and ideas exchange among the Sónar+Dcommunity.

Live Talent & Innovation
Live Demos and Projects

Demos and product presentations, technology companies and apps take the stage, and the key figures at MarketLab offer us their ideas live.


The more artistic side of Sónar+Dtakes the form of an exhibition of major sound, visual and interactive installations spread across several spaces at Sónar.

Music Hack Day

Organized in collaboration with the MTG at Pompeu Fabra University, this hackathon brings together hundreds of developers, designers and artists from all over the world for a 24-hour marathon to devise and develop the latest ideas in music technology (software, hardware, mobile, websites, apps, etc.). A select group of companies boldly open their APIs up to hackers and by doing so discover their endless possibilities.

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Tech Shows from Sónar

Sónar+D draws on talent and the Sónar musical line-up. The shows with the +D tag are live ideas arising from the interaction between creativity, music, technology, innovation and science.