Watching a live concert is a pleasure for the senses; hearing, clearly; touch and smell, when the venue is crowded, hot and sweaty. Sight, however, can be a hit and miss affair. Not all musicians know how to put on a good visual concert—how many of us have come away from a live show feeling that something was missing, having just watched two hours of a singer shuffling around a stage or just perched on a stool? This is not a problem with the MIRA Festival, which bases itself on the concept of combining music and the visual arts. It brings together DJs, VJs and installation artists to create unique sensory experiences, and offers the public innovative musical and visuals shows through two pathways: an artistic programme based on concerts and conceptual installations, and a knowledge difusion programme, through workshops.
This festival of avantgard music and visual art is held in several locations, including Fabra i Coats, the CCCB and Razzmatazz. International groups playing include Panda Bear (US), BeGun (Spain), Ital Tek (UK) and Letherette (UK).
A three-day pass to all concerts, installations and workshops in all venues costs €120. Other options are also available.
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