16:10 - 16:30
SonarHall by Thunder Bitch
15:50 - 16:30
As Speaker Music, the musician and academic De Forrest Brown Jr. disrupts the accepted narrative of Black electronic music, foregrounding its revolutionary elements (both sonic and conceptual) to create a powerful and political reclamation of the role of Black Art in contemporary culture.
For SónarCCCB’s digital program, Sónar will stream the AV film "a bitter but beautiful struggle". Produced by Brown, Jr.'s partner visual designer Ting Ding丁汀 (HECHA / 做), the film uses a combination of web cameras, open source broadcasting software, and cinematic editing to create an extended multi-textural music video that corresponds with Brown, Jr's music, drawing upon the themes of in his 2020 album Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry, created in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and the four hundred year long history of African American music, community development and liberation movements.