SONICA is a Ljubljana-based music festival that champions diverse niche trajectories in contemporary music — experimental, electronic, modern classical, avantgarde and transgenre — and sound art. Established in 2009 by MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art, it is the Slovenian festival with the longest tradition in the fields of niche electronic music and transdisciplinary art practices, collaborating with musicians, composers, DJs, visual and intermedia artists, VJs, designers, sculptors, curators and theoreticians. 

The festival consists of concerts, club nights, production and research residencies, exhibitions, public interventions, presentations and talks. Though focused on the international music scene, it lays emphasis on the Balkan region and Eastern Europe. Apart from the annual edition in Ljubljana, SONICA has organised various editions in London, Wroclaw, Trieste, Venice, Wien, Berlin, Zagreb and Belgrade.

Past guests include William Basinski, Alessandro Cortini, Marina Rosenfeld, Tim Hecker, Fennesz, Jan Jelinek, Aisha Devi, Clark, Actress, Patten, Shackleton, Innode, Rashad Becker, Emptyset, Herman Kolgen, Charlemagne Palestine, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Plaid, Byetone, DJ Marcelle, SHXCXCHCXSH, Lee Gamble, Giant Swan, Jenna Sutela, Ziúr, Flanger, Atom™, Zimoun, SND, Nik Nowak, Tomoko Sauvage, Lucy Railton and many others.


Festival Director ︎︎︎ Martin Bricelj Baraga
Sonica programme curators ︎︎︎ Martin Bricelj Baraga, Jaša Bužinel, Luka T. Zagoričnik
Design & Visual Identity ︎︎︎ Rok Mar
Texts & Production Assistants ︎︎︎ Jaša Bužinel, ︎︎︎Luka T. Zagoričnik
Proofreading ︎︎︎ Digitpen / Alexei Monroe
Website ︎︎︎ Rok Mar
Technical team ︎︎︎ Luka Bernetič, Martin Lovšin, Igor Vuk
Public Relations ︎︎︎ Jaša Bužinel
Social Networks ︎︎︎ Jaša Bužinel, Aljaž Zupančič
Photographer ︎︎︎ Katja Goljat
Video ︎︎︎ Domen Dimovski, Nikolina Mudronja
Admin ︎︎︎ Barbara Tomšič & Radis
Production ︎︎︎ SONICA & MoTA - Museum of Transitory Art
Co-production ︎︎︎ CUK Kino Šiška, Cukrarna, Cankarjev Dom

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