Escape in the Park
Escape In the Park 2016 will take place next August the 6th at Jardins de la Devesa gardens (Gerona), with worldwide acclaimed and contemporary Techno icon Richie Hawtin, local hero Paco Osuna, american producer and M_Nus affiliated Jon Gaiser performing Live, japanese HITO and italian Fabio Florido.
In a time when the coexistence in regards the environment is ofently pushed into the background due to urban lifestyle, Barcelona based Contrast and B4Bookings Agencies, school of advanced music and sound EUMES and Girona´s electronic music platform Electrona join forces to offer an experience mainly based in escapism. Giving prominence to a natural enviroment surrounded by adjacent urban neighborhoods, proposing an escape focused on the interaction between advanced arts and nature.
An experience based on escapism, happening in natural environment in the middle of the urban life, communing the progress of man with nature, showcasing the local artistic talent of Girona’s area through eco-friendly installations and taking forward thinking music as a common factor, by day and night time.
Artist, DJ, pioneer conceptualist and ambassador, more than anyone else in modern electronic music, Richie Hawtin has shown clearly and be a constant innovator in the field of electronic music from the 90s. His legacy is recognizable in the Techno history in multiple formats; both acclaimed labels Plus 8 and M_nus or ENTER events, a career that began broadcasting signals to the world from Detroit, the epicenter of the movement, which became the scene of a pioneer with his Plastikman alias.
Paco Osuna is now one of Spain’s most internationally renowned artists. He is also undoubtedly the most travelled, playing worldwide at all kinds of venues, festivals and events in Europe, Asia, America, and beyond. Osuna’s career spans more than 20 years and is typified by hard work; a powerful and flexible sound that can adapt to any given situation; and the constant search for new musical expression. All of his sets are important to him. He maintains his fresh approach and energy through invention and constant renewal, and is fully committed to each performance regardless of the location or occasion.
Jardins de la Devesa
Jardins de la Devesa is located in Girona, at the confluence of the rivers Ter, Onar and Güell. An ideal environment for the growth of abundant vegetation, different types of plants and trees, some of them over 150 years old. It covers an area 40 ha, being the biggest urban park of Catalonia, are covered by vaults created by the tops of the plane trees, around 2,600 of them. The short distance between the trees has forced them to grow more in height than in width, and this has caused exceptional reached heights of 60 m.
Its geographical location makes Jardins de la Devesa an natural space that allows to enjoy Girona’s landscapes and its leisure offer. Also, the fact of being provincial capital offers a wide range of transport facilities which allow arriving to the city quite easily, both trains and buses or private vehicles, and even by plane, having Girona’s airport few minutes from the city.
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