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Enric Palau

Advanced Music SL/Sonar Festival
Barcelona, Spain
Co-director and co-owner of Advanced Music, the company behind Sónar, and head of the programming area of the festival. A musician closely involved in technology and the experimental. Together with his partners, Sergio Caballero and Ricard Robles, creates Sonar in 1994. The festival, born as "Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Arts" in Barcelona, becomes worldwide reknown for its electronic and new media focus. Attracting more the 80,000 festival goers every year in June, Sónar is now considered the "meeting point" for electronic culture and has expanded its events beyond the Spanish borders. Since 2002 Sónar, a pioneer and unique in its format and content that combines entertainment with art, has traveled around the world: London, Tokyo, Chicago, New York, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo... featuring the latest trends in advanced music and its interactions with other musical genres and artistic disciplines.