Presenting Bridges for Music at Sonar with Richie Hawtin, Skrillex,Luciano and all the team has marked something very important for the future of the organization. For me personally it was one of the proudest moments in my career. Seeing the room packed and feeling the great energy flowing between all the team was unforgettable.
The conference room witnessed a rare gathering of these key musical figureheads under one roof, each discussing their own involvement and experiences with the project. There was also a short screening of a film that is being made to document the journey that each artist has made and the positive effect it is having on the areas. Richie, Skrkillex and Luciano all used the opportunity to express their desire to stay committed to the project moving forward and supporting young music minds from the disadvantage areas in their chosen career paths.
The confidence and passion of all of you brought us here and will keep us moving. Im really looking forward to explore new ideas together and seeing the results of all this in the longer term.
Thanks also to our SA team mates that couldn´t be there,Duncan Ringrose (Sshadowworkss), Trenton Birch (BlackMango) Sir Vincent (Jumpstart), Glenn Van Loggerenberg (Dontlookdown) and Eldon van Aswegen who are working in the distance keeping the energy there and building the future of the organization.
HERE MY SONAR 2013 HIGHLIGHTS:
1. 4th anniversary with my baby Jeanett Andrea Soderstrom ! We met at Sonar 4 years ago…good times.
2. Bridges for Music panel with Richie Hawtin , Skrillex, Luciano and the whole BFM family. Feeling the great energy and their involvement, the support from all the team. Seeing friends in the audience and feeling their happiness for me and for being part of this. Thanks guys. Unforgettable.
3. Bat for Lashes. Great performers and very good music.
4. The venue change. Yes I know its not as “urban” and “hipster” as the previous venue…but so much comfortable.
5.Francesco Tristano and Beardyman at Sonar Complex. Showing different perspectives of electronic music.
6. The Estrella Damm bars…wow you have spent the money on it!
7. The new Sonar + D, bigger and better.. great team behind, Thanks Arancha!
8. Richie Hawtin closing set on Friday, back to the roots, great set! Dancing with all the team ! seeing Sonny and Robert having fun! The black dots explosion during the sun rise! well done! oh! and E allowing us to take an artist van to get home while we were just about to be left alone in the middle of nowhere…
9. Skrillex show. Have you seen the enterprise where he djs from? it even raises 5 meters above the stage floor… wow..
10. Edu Imbernon and Coyu rocking the Sonar Car stage, well… and the bump cars too! incredible nothing serious has happened yet!
“I loved seeing how hungry the people we met in South Africa are to get somewhere. They don’t want pity, they want to create better lives for themselves”
- Skrillex on his visit to langa, Cape Town
“I can’t really explain it, it was the proudest moment in my career really” - Richie Hawtin on the popup gig he did in Kliptown, Soweto
photos by @massimolobianco (https://www.fb.com/MassimoLoBiancoPhotographer) /www.massimolobianco.com
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- SONAR 2013 – “MEET THE EXPERT”
- Bridges for Music: the launch
- BRIDGES FOR MUSIC LAUNCH IN SOUTH AFRICA
- BRIDGES FOR MUSIC