Eufònic, the festival dedicated to sound and visual arts, brings its urban extension to Arts Santa Mònica over the weekend of February 7 and 8 (the big festival takes place in the Ebro region in August). For the whole month, you can see the exhibition 'Tonalitats afectives' ('Emotional tones'), which shows off the visions of six artists.
The bulk of the programme is on the 7th and 8th with a series of activities, AV performances, live music and presentations of projects. The first concert is Friday with Balfa (6.30pm), an artist from Valencia and former resident in Berlín, with intense electronics spun with glitch, circuit bending and IDM. Next up it's Clara Brea (7.15pm), a sound artist from Madrid who brings her album 'Dystopian OST', an ambitious and mature work that plays between ambient and industrial music. Friday closes with dance, movement, and sound and visual experimentation to the max from the French artist NSDOS (8pm), aka Kirikoo Des, who creates a new sound order that's abstract and dazzling.
Saturday the 8th gets underway with the outdoor sound installation 'Nu vols' (6pm) by Jordi Salvadó, where clouds are the real-time score of an octaphonic piece that creates sound fields according to their shapes and sizes. Then you'll see William Luke Valerio (6.30pm), the project from Rafael Balada out of Tarragona, who starts with degraded and ultra-deep voices and field recordings combined with a simple use of the guitar to build a cathedral of captivating sound that fluctuates between ambient and noise. At 7.15pm it's dvdv, also known as young German artist Phyllis Josepine, who moves between generational fears, post-adolescent anger, hypersensitivity and information overload. High-intensity algorithmic techno from British artist Sam Aaron (8pm) closes out this edition.