MUTEK is back at it with their 18th edition from August 22-27, 2017
The 1st wave of the lineup has been disclosed!! Stay tuned for more news and information
Discover Some Artists:
Nicola Cruz is an electronic producer, musician and DJ. Born in France to proud South American descent, he currently lives and works in Quito, Ecuador, in the heart of the Andes mountains. Nicola started his career as a percussionist, thanks to which he developed an early interest in electronic music. His work draws from a broad variety of sources, in particular a deep passion for the Andean landscapes, their cultures, rituals and rhythms. Because of this, his music radiates an intimate understanding of nature, from the organic exuberance of his sound to the soft cadence of his songs. In this mix a delicate balance between forces always prevails: his music is deeply rhythmic without losing the melody, and even though it is formed in collaboration with artists from different times and spaces, it remains personal and intimate.
Thomas Franzmann aka Zip aka Dimbiman, co-founder of the label Perlon, is familiar with the dancefloors around the world and famous for his tremendous minimal shifts within the 4/4 scheme. He has an illustrious musical history which began in 1986 as singer in the band Second Voice. In 1992 he moved to Frankfurt and joined the EBM band Bigod 20. After several releases the band split. In 1996 he got together with Markus Nikolai and Chris Rehberger to form the audio-visual project Pile. In 1997 he and Nikolai founded the Perlon label, on which he has released under the pseudonyms Dimbiman, Pantytec (with Sammy Dee) and Narcotic Syntax (with James Dean Brown). In 1999 the SuPERLONgevity compilation was released, featuring 'Bushes', a track that has since garnered chart-topping remixes from the likes of Derrick Carter and Fatboy Slim.
''Based in New York, Aurora Halal is a DJ, visual artist, musician and promoter. Since 2010 she’s been running Mutual Dreaming, a series of Brooklyn parties that last year transformed into a record label focused on Halal’s own music, and she’s also part of the team behind Sustain-Release, a weekend festival that celebrated its second edition this September. She’s also a renowned videographer and visual artist: she’s directed documentaries about modular synth godfather Morton Subotnick, Ceephax Acid Crew and more, music videos, and provided visuals for regular collaborator Ital'' *1
Robert Henke: is an artist working in the fields of audiovisual installation, music and performance. He was born 1969 in Munich, Germany, and lives in Berlin.
Coming from a strong engineering background, Henke is fascinated by the beauty of technical objects and developing his own instruments and algorithms is an integral part of his creative process.
Robert Henke is also one of the main creators of the music software Ableton Live, which since its invention in 1999 became the standard tool for electronic music production and completely redefined the performance practice of electronic music.
He writes and lectures about sound and the creative use of computers and held teaching positions at the Berlin University of the Arts, the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University, and the Studio National des Arts Contemporains - Le Fresnoy in Lille, France.
''Hermione Frank, aka rRoxymore got her start in Montpellier, France, splitting time between making music in an abandoned garage and DJ-ing local nightspots with a unique blend of organic funk and jazz with electronic grooves. Following a stint in Paris, she eventually landed in Berlin and linked up with Jam Rostron, aka Planningtorock, who not only recruited Frank for her live show, but also released the first official rRoxymore track, Wheel Of Fortune, on a split 12” via her Human Level label. The imprint also played host to Frank’s 2013 EP Precarious/Precious, but music from rRoxymore has appeared on a number of labels in recent years, including Cómeme, Huntleys + Palmers, and Macro, which issued her Tautologies EP in 2015. Throughout this time, Frank has gradually moved toward techno while continuing to DJ around the globe, and she’s also teamed up with Rostron for another project that also includes Paula Temple and The Knife’s Oni Ayhun. The foursome put together a collaborative EP, Decon/Recon #1, for Temple’s Noise Manifesto label that surfaced in early 2015.'' *2
MUTEK FESTIVAL 18th EDITION
Different programs + Venues
A/VISIONS : Early evening performances that offer a bold fusion of extraordinary visual works and immersive sound, in a theatre setting.
NOCTURNE and MÉTROPOLIS : A multi-stage program featuring a panorama of international and cutting edge artistry.
Venue: Métropolis and Société des arts technologiques [SAT]
EXPERIENCE : Free outdoor program gathering a large audience in a convivial and festive atmosphere.
Venue: L’Esplanade de la Place des arts
DIGI LAB : A digital technology and music symposium including artist Q&As, panels, presentations, workshops and showrooms.
Info about Passes and individual tickets:
4 different passes are already on sale
Prices of passes increase at each announcement
Individual tickets will be on sale on May 2
➤ PASSPORT $230
The best way to live the full MUTEK experience is with the PASSPORT which provides access to all regular paying programs from Tuesday, August 22 to Sunday, August 27 inclusive, which means: all nocturne programs (at SAT and/or Métropolis) + all A/VISIONS (at Monument-National)
➤ PASSPORT LIGHT $190
We offer a pass that excludes the A/VISIONS program and gives access to all evening programs from Tuesday, August 22 to Sunday, August 27 inclusive, which means: all NOCTURNE programs on those days (at SAT and/or Métropolis)
➤ WEEKEND PASS $145
Provides access to all regular paying programs from Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27 inclusive, which means: all NOCTURNE programs (at SAT and/or Métropolis) + all A/VISIONS programs on those days (at Monument-National )
➤ WEEKEND PASS LIGHT $90
Provides access to the NOCTURNE programs on Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26 (at SAT and Métropolis)
REDUCED PRICE FOR PASSPORT and WEEKEND PASS
➤ STUDENTS: a 15% discount students.
➤ GROUPS: a 15% discount for groups of five people or more.
Click here to start planning a heavy week, full of day time workshops, outdoor shows and MUTEK's infamous NOCTURNE events.