The first edition of this festival, back in 2010, had eight activities on its programme. This year, there are over 70 planned, spread out over three days. Despite this growth, the philosophy is still the same: to put the audience in the centre of avant-garde sound and visual experiences created by artists from all over the world. MIRA is a music and digital arts festival, but above all it’s an experimental funfair, and something you won’t be able to see anywhere else in Barcelona.
Things get underway with Nicolas Jaar’s ‘¡Miércoles!’ (Thu 8, 5pm-8pm), a three-hour jam with Mexican dancer Stéphanie Janaina and an immersive system with 50 speakers. Plus don’t miss the exclusive MIRA DOME by Adidas Originals, the first 360-degree dome in Barcelona, where you’ll see innovative international acts. This year the festival also takes over the first floor at Fabra i Coats, with the exhibition ‘The Search for (Modern) Pleasure’, which you can check out until December 16, and which explores the concept of pleasure in the digital age.
Highlights among the musical performances include Tangerine Dream (Fri 9), Carla del Forno (Fri 9), Seefeel (Sat 10), Yves Tumour (Sat 10), Atom™ (Sat 10) and DJ Stingray (Fri 9). Get more info at the festival website. All this week at Fabra i Coats.