SONICA merch 2024

We present the SONICA merch 2024!

Glocalisation T-shirt € 20,00
Glocalisation Long Sleeve € 35,00
Glocalisation Tote Bag € 10,00

All merch will be available during the festival at Cukrarna, Kino Šiška, MoTA Lab and Klub CD. We also accept pre-orders. Drop an email with the subject 'SONICA merch 2024' at Please state type (t-shirt, long sleeve, tote bag) and prefered size.

Join us for the SONICA Talk
at MoTA on Friday!
FRI, 19 APRIL, 17.00

Sound artist, sound engineer and professor Nicola Ratti will talk about ''performing sound in space” in various contexts, from studio environments, performances in various places, recording sounds, sound and multimedia installations to various other contexts in contemporary theatre, performance and dance. Through various examples, also from his work as director for sound for the groundbreaking contemporary theatre director Romeo Castellucci, he will present the differences between performing arts and live music contexts. A must for musicians working with sound and sound technicians/engineers working in the context of performing arts!

Nicola Ratti is part of the SHAPE+ platform co-funded by Creative Europe


Bi sodelovali pri produkciji in realizaciji 16. edicije festivala elektronske glasbe in tranzitornih umetnosti SONICA 2024?

Iščemo prostovoljke in prostovoljce, ki bi nam pomagali pri ulični promociji, prodaji mercha in drugih pripravah v času festivala. V zameno za pomoč prejmete festivalsko vstopnico, festivalski merch in bone za kosilo.

Prijavite se lahko na naslovu s pripisom ‘SONICA 2024: RAZPIS ZA PROSOTOVLJCE’. Prijave zbiramo do četrtka, 11. aprila. Starostna omejitev: 18+

Prvi sestanek bomo imeli že naslednji dan, v petek, 12. aprila ob 16. uri.

SONICA 2024 Pre-event I Marc Vilanova: CASCADE (A/V installation)

Join us at the SONICA 2024 pre-event, the exhibition opening of sound and visual artist Marc Vilanova’s A/V installation CASCADE at Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova | +MSUM on Friday, 29 March, at 20.00.

The work was partially realized within the framework of the EMAP program at gnration, with support from the Creative Europe Culture Programme and the Avatar Center in Quebec City.

SHAPE+ Open Call 2024/2025

SHAPE+ platform for innovative music and audiovisual art, co-funded by the European Union, announces a new open call for artist submissions for its next working period: July 15, 2024 – July 14, 2025

SHAPE+ aims to boost the careers of European artists through collaborative residencies, commissioned artworks and performances. SHAPE+ artists will be invited to festivals and venues in Europe and beyond, as well as networking and career development events. Combining an open call and a curatorial selection, the participating festivals and venues select a roster of artists to support each year.

The artists chosen for SHAPE+ should be committed to greener forms of travel when such choice is possible, and are expected to participate in collaborative residencies and one-off performances and presentations as well as publicity activities, educational events and artist meet-ups.

Artists can see more detailed eligibility criteria ︎︎︎in the application form.

Deadline: March 31, 2024 23:59 CET

Apply ︎︎︎here.

During its third year, the platform will welcome two new member organizations, expanding its list of ︎︎︎member festivals and venues to 17. Via the support of the Pro Helvetia foundation, the Swiss festival Full of Lava is poised to join the platform as well. Thus, artists from Switzerland are also eligible for the third year of SHAPE+.

SHAPE+ is a three-year initiative co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

Open Call: SONICA Scholarship For Sound Workshop with Nicolás Jaar
15–18 April 2024
Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia

SONICA offers a scholarship to attend the 4-day sound workshop with renowned artist and producer Nicolás Jaar at SONICA 2024: Glocalisation.

The scholarship is a unique opportunity for aspiring sound enthusiasts, musicians and producers to delve into the world of cutting-edge sound design and composition under the guidance of the Grammy-nominated artist.

Known for his innovative approach to music production, Jaar will lead an intensive workshop exploring various facets of sound. The software used will be Ableton Live and the classes will be molded to the students' interests. The aim of the workshop is to provide fresh insights and share knowledge with talents from the CEE, Eastern European and Balkan Region.

Apply if you want to learn more about sound and expand your knowledge of music production with one of the most renowed electronic and experimental music producers of the last 15 years.

Eligibility criteria:

- Women, non-binary and transgender people

- Age limit is 35

- Prior knowledge of Ableton Live required

- The workshop is open to participants from the following countries: Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The SONICA Scholarship includes:
- access to the 4-day sound workshop with Nicolás Jaar
- full festival ticket
- travel & accommodation

Duration: 15─18 April 2024 (Mon-Thu)
Time: 9.00-15.00 (except on Mon)
Place: Komuna Hall (Kino Šiška)*
Language: English
Application deadline: 18 March 2024
*On Monday, there will be an introductory lecture at MoTA LAB.

Your application should include your CV and a motivational letter. Based on the application, the SONICA team will pick one candidate.

You can apply at with the subject ‘SONICA SCHOLARSHIP 2024’.

Sound Workshop
with Nicolás Jaar @ SONICA 2024
15–18 April 2024
Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia


SONICA 2024: Glocalisation brings the Slovenian debut of Nicolás Jaar!

SONICA Festival returns from 18-20 April 2024, bringing a diverse selection of artists who have made a significant impact on the field of electronic and experimental music in recent years.

We are extremely excited to announce the Slovenian debut of Nicolás Jaar, one of the biggest names in electronic music of the 21st century! At SONICA 2024, he will host a 3-day sound workshop (more info soon), and present his new

improvised performance for processed bass clarinet and electronics under the name Jaar.

Jaar is known for his multifaceted and multidisciplinary artistic output. Apart from releasing albums such as Space Is Only Noise (2011), Sirens (2016) and Cenizas (2020), and running the house project Against All Logic and the band Darkside, he is also in charge of the influential Other People label. In recent years, he has mainly focused on various art projects and education, teaching sound-editing and listening workshops to emerging musicians and non-musicians alike.

As part of the first wave of artists, we’re also announcing the Slovenian debut of the critically acclaimed Vietnamese collective Rắn Cạp Đuôi and the premiere of Slovenian multiinstrumentalist Iztok Koren’s new album.

The full lineup will be revealed in early March. Get your early bird festival or daily ticket ︎︎︎here!

SONICA 2024: Glocalisation
18 ─ 20 April 2024
Ljubljana, Slovenia