The fifth edition of WOS Festival x SON Estrella Galicia takes its final stretch, reiterating its firm will to present in Santiago de Compostela and Galicia artistic forms around electronic music and exploration supported by the resounding recognition of the public and the press outside our borders. The festival emphasizes among its objectives to offer a cultural and artistic alternative in which to discover and enjoy unique experiences in very special contexts and limited audiences. Artists highlighted by the critics in the last two years, from origins such as Egypt, Sri Lanka, Japan, Israel, Hungary, Serbia, Brazil, Germany, United States or France, will meet in Santiago de Compostela.
Among the 34 activities contemplated by now in the program, to which some could still be added, there are four subprograms:
WOS CINEMA X NUMAX, sponsored by Gadis, will screen three films, two of them premieres in Spain: the Argentinean film “El Ruido Son Las Casas”, on the creation of experimental music in Buenos Aires, and the expected “Milford Graves Full Mantis”, a filmed portrait of the famous percussionist Milford Graves, co-directed by Neil Young. The Cinema program is completed by the celebrated documentary “The Public Image Is Rotten”, about the Public Image Ltd. (PiL) group formed by John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) at the end of The Sex Pistols in 1978: a corporation that has been experimenting with music and its representation in the media for more than 30 years. The projections in NUMAX require the acquisition of an independent ticket, although for people with a Premium wristband it is possible to enjoy a special discount.
WOS ENCONTROS, with the support of Fest Galicia, Cidade da Cultura and the Galician Center for Contemporary Art – CGAC, the subprogram includes six discussion tables with two dozen guests: a session about new media, another about innovation and sustainability in festivals, another reflecting on cultural policies, a fifth analyzing the current state of electronic music in Spain, and a meeting with the artist Peter ‘Sonic Boom’ Kember, founder of Spacemen 3. All of them are free access until full capacity is reached.
WOS SHOWCASE X JÄGERMUSIC, that will fill music Thursday night at the headquarters of the SGAE Foundation with the very young RRUCCULLA, Territoire, presenting ‘Alix’ (Humo, 2018) and revered Spectrum.
WOS CLUBBING X RED BULL MUSIC, that will take to Sala Malatesta in the early morning of Friday and Saturday six exceptional proposals of dance music: the North American Laurel Halo, Gábor Lázár presenting ‘Unfold’ with a live A/V show premiered just a couple of weeks ago in Berlin Atonal, the newyorker Ron Morelli, JASSSbroken rythims and the Galician Death Whistle.
The festival has also added to its lineup the Japanese Tomoko Sauvage, who will perform in the Igrexa da Universidade with her fragile and captivating acoustic carnatic from bowls, water and underwater microphones, and the Galician Russinha, specialist in black rhythms of Brazilian, Angolan or Cape Verdean origin and who will be at the Mercado de Abastos on Saturday at noon.
All schedules will be published in the next days. Premium (5 days), Weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and single-day tickets are already on sale in this website’s ticket shop and in three selected physical stores.