STA, 27 September 2021 - The 13th Sonica festival of contemporary electronic music and transitory art, taking place in eight venues in Ljubljana from Monday, will explore "invisible forces that surround and emanate from our bodies, interact with our environment, with each other and with the many entities we are composed of."
This year's theme, Labyrinth Gives Way to Skin, refers to the title of a composition by Maryanne Amacher, created for the dance company of the choreographer Merce Cunningham, according to the organiser, the Museum of Transitory Art.
The festival will feature five concert nights, a performance, a film screening, a programme of round table debates and lectures and the opening exhibition in MSUM+ by Finnish artist Tuomas A. Laitinen.
Some of the highlights include the screening of The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, a portrait of the influential transgender musician and performance artist Genesis P-Orridge, and a performance by Shackleton, the English producer and performer of electronica.
The final day of the festival on 2 October will be organised in cooperation with the City of Women festival and will be marked by "alchemist female mystique" with a performance by Aisha Devi in collaboration with Jessika Khazrik and Kezz.