From September 10 to 12, the fifth edition of the WOS Festival x SON Estrella Galicia will be held in Santiago de Compostela. Due the current situation of the COVID-19, it will not be an event of the usual sizes, but a Lite Edition version. Despite being smaller, it will have all the characteristics and the essence of the festival.
The festival will continue to be held in different locations in the city of Santiago de Compostela and, as every year, it will present a multidisciplinary program, which the organization sustain despite the circumstances.
The musical section focuses on new talents of contemporary creation and artists that rarely come to Spain. The lineup counts with concerts of the Ukrainian Lubomyr Melnyk, the American Eartheater, who will premiere her recently published albums in Europe, and Elori Saxl, who will also play for the first time in Spain, presenting her acclaimed first album The Blue of Distance, while being accompanied by the cellist Margarida Martiño and the violinist María José Pámpano.
The Kenyan KMRU and the Dutch-German Grand River will present their latest works in the incomparable framework of the University Church. The French Jonathan Fitoussi, who will offer a unique concert at the Main Theater, and the Kazakh artist Galya Bisengalieva, which will close the festival in the same space by presenting its audiovisual concert Aralkum for the first time in Spain, will complete the program.
The audiovisual program will present two films: Sisters with Transistors and the Spanish premiere of Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes. Its directors, Lisa Rovner and Caroline Catz, will participate in post-screening colloquiums. In this edition, the festival's film program highlights and make visible through the eyes of its directors -both cinematographic references nowadays- the transcendental role of a series of women in the history of contemporary creation and vanguardistic music.