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

In collaboration with Kino Šiška, MoTA Museum and SONICA Festival present the Sound Workshop with Nicolás Jaar at SONICA 2024.

We are thrilled that Jaar is finally coming to our region, not only as a performer, but also to share his vast knowledge and expertise on sound production and editing with aspiring producers and artists from the CEE, Eastern European and Balkan region. The sound workshop is for participants who already have prior knowledge of sound editing tools. The software used will be Ableton Live and the classes will be molded to the students' interests.

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

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.

Eligibility criteria:

- Age limit is 35

- Prior knowledge of Ableton Live required

- The workshop is dedicated to participants from the following countries: Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania,  Romania, Bolgaria, Poland, Slovakia, Czechia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Greece, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova.

In your application, you must include your CV and a motivational letter. Based on the CV and motivational letter, the festival team will pick 14 participants. The selected applicants will be asked to pay a participation fee of 150 EUR*. You can apply at

* The participation fee covers participation in the workshop and a festival ticket. Accommodation and travel are not included. All participants will receive an email confirmation and information regarding the payment process. Payment will be possible via bank transfer and Paypal.

Nicolás Jaar, 34, was born in New York to Chilean parents and raised between Santiago and New York. Since 2008, he has released music under various guises spanning shades of pop, ambient, noise, and club music. Since 2013, he has curated the Other People label. In 2019, Jaar assembled the Shock Forest Group, a collective which has been exploring the myriad layers of colonial, ecological and institutional violence that interlink on the site of a forest built to be bombed in Zandaam, NL. In recent years, he has mainly focused on education, teaching sound-editing and listening workshops to emerging musicians and non-musicians alike in the aforementioned studio and various institutions. His latest project is called ‘Archivos de Radio Piedras’, a 3.5 hours long radio play in Spanish set in the near future. In early 2024, his debut collection of stories ‘Isole’ was released by the Italian publishing house Timeo.