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MIRA Festival 2016: Digital arts in Barcelona

Written by Miguel

Why settle for just one form of artistic expression when you can have two? MIRA Digital Arts Festival, happening at Fabra i Coats in Barcelona this November from 10 to 12, brings together the best electronic music and live visuals to create a unique festival experience.

Started in 2011 and happening annually in both Barcelona and Berlin, MIRA was able to become, in just five years, a true household name in the worldwide digital arts calendar. More than an event, it has become a place where creative minds come together to reach new heights. In addition to immersive audiovisual concerts, it will feature art installations and conferences dedicated to the digital arts.

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Alessandro Cortini – A Nine Inch Nails collaborator from 2004 to 2008, having toured extensively with the band, Alessandro Cortini is a ground-breaking electronic musician from Italy. At MIRA Barcelona 2016, he will be showcasing his new album, together with visual content also created by himself. A must-see if there ever was one.

Eyesberg – Led by Spanish video artists Martina Ampuero and José Valiña, this inventive collective will present a 360º show created exclusively for MIRA with musician Pauk. A one-of-a-kind performance that you won’t want to miss.

Lakker – From Ireland comes the duo of Ian McDonell and Dara Smith, who have just released a fresh new LP (“Tundra”) in May. This record will be adapted to the 360º format for their MIRA performance, with visual content that promises to be as dark, involving and textured as their music.

Throwing Snow – A respected musician with experience in many different electronic genres, British producer Ross Tones has collaborated and toured with artists such as Four Tet, Flying Lotus, Jon Hopkins and Atoms for Peace. A great opportunity to listen to his acclaimed new record, “Axioms”.

In addition to these names, MIRA Festival 2016 will also bring to Barcelona the talents of Gesloten Cirkel, Plaid and Pfadfinderel. We recommend that you keep checking their lineup page, as more names are sure to be announced as the festival approaches.

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Useful Information

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Photo via Pixabay

Tickets – Tickets are available at the festival’s official website for the prices of 27€ for a single day and 48€ for a 2-day pass. There are no tickets available for Thursday yet, so we assume that the opening day is free. If you’d rather buy your tickets at a physical place, head to the Discos Paradiso vinyl shop, located at C/Ferlandina, 39 in Barcelona.

How to get there – All the audiovisual magic of MIRA Festival will happen at Fabra i Coats, a venue located at C/ Sant Adrià, 20 in Barcelona. To go by metro, take the red line (L1) and exit at Sant Andreu. If you prefer to ride the bus, numbers 11, 35, 40, 73, B20 and N9 will take you there.

Are you going to MIRA Festival 2016 in Barcelona? Which artists are you most looking forward to seeing? Let us know using the comment box below. Have fun!

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Miguel is a freelance writer and copywriter who believes that words can really take you places - so hop on his words and dare to discover the wonders of Barcelona with him.

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