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MUTEK.MX’s Edition 14 was a on innovation and resilience, where the team work, the unconditional support of our enthusiastic audience and the striking presentations from both national and international artists brought us some of the most memorable experiences in the festival’s history.

After the shocking earthquake of September 19, MUTEK.MX’s staff doubled the efforts to keep the festival running, while at the same time focusing part of its drive to support, within the organization’s reach, the victims of this natural disaster. This only strengthen the internal dynamics and, thanks to the support of some of the originally unveiled artists, we managed to synchronize the harmony shown during the different venues during this long and fruitful five days.

From the A/Visions programs—where Alva Noto came back to town to amaze us with one of his most intense performances—to the progressive meditations of Steve Hauschildt and the visual pyres of Max Cooper and Maotik, MUTEK.MX truly delivered a set of beautifully crafted precise experiences to an audience that embraced the transformation of the audiovisual language of digital creativity.

Perhaps one of musical milestones of our history was the presentation of the special program named Ambience at the Auditorio Blackberry, in which the veteran post-rave and electronic dub duo The Orb captivated the audience with an extensive aesthetic chill-out session. The Orb demonstrated that more than just the show and a precise technique, there is a warm-hearted side to their music and behind every idea and musical concept, there is a sort of amazement.

The new location for our Nocturne programs was one of the standouts of this edition: a refurbished steel factory in Tlapenantla de Baz was the place for one of the most spectacular nights in recent times. Fábrica became the perfect place to show how we attract the most exciting of national and international electronic music. Chloé, Kelly Lee Owens, Emptyset, No Light & /*pac, Mondragón, Elektro Guzzi, Leafar Legov and Nina Kraviz made up a very dynamic night that was looming all over the Friday night.

The second day elevated the sense to new heights with the headline presentation of Squarepusher, whose first time in our country made a permanent impression at every level. On this note, artificiel’s precision, the grandiloquence of Telefon Tel Aviv, and the dense atmospheres of LCC and Egroj allowed a set of layers of musical understanding to grow during this second session. Camila Fuchs mannerisms, the secret dance of Upgrayedd Smurphy, the finesse of Thomas Fehlmann, the overreaching rhythm of Kettenkarussell all gave way to the closing of this nightly adventure with the broad techno and house of Dark Sky.

The closing of the festival was a great communal celebration in the surroundings of Museo Tamayo, the perfect conclusion with presentations from a previously shared residence that culminated with the Translations Ensemble, the festive grooves of Chancha Vía Circuito, Klik & Frik, Equiknoxx and Magnanime. Every aspect of this edition was thoroughly danced off and was the perfect time to remember a week full of memorable activities that make their way for next year’s Edition 15. This will be the sum of a hard endeavor built on the clear basis of the role of music, technology, creativity and the transformation of our great city.

Text x Ejival
Photos x Óscar Villanueva, Feli Gutiérres and Mónica Garrido


In the previous Montreal edition, Mexico City was one of the distinguished cities brought in to celebrate the 375th anniversary of the host city’s foundation via the Inter_Connect program. As a result of this exchange, this year we have organized a group of experimental and avant-garde producers from Canada and Quebéc for the Edition 14 of MUTEK.MX. We are thrilled to strengthen the bonds between Montréal and Mexico. These artists standout from their live shows and performances during the festival, running November 22-26 in Mexico, as well as participating in the discursive Digi Lab program of panels, workshops and interviews.

Thanks to the support of Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des Arts et des lettres du Québec and the Ministère des Relations Internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec as part of the Diversités project, an unprecedented total of 14 artists will present 9 performances during the festival.

Julien Roy & Alexandre Burton (artificiel) pres. Three Pieces With Titles

Who: Alexandre Burton and Julien Roy, co-founders of Montréal-based digital creation studio, artificiel
Style: Immersive audiovisual installations and performances, electroacoustic compositions, custom-built software and hardware

A MUTEK commission developed with the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Three Pieces With Titles relies on a new, souped-up, extreme real-time, audiovisual instrument that merges cameras, synthesizers, acoustic instruments, computers, and video projectors. The “three pieces” refer to three distinct movements: the image controls the sound (photographs trigger a camera plus a computer system linked to audio); the sound controls the image (an instrument triggers a camera plus computer system linked to photographs); and the sound is the image is the sound (colour turns into sound, acoustic vibration changes the colour and vice-versa).

Lucas Paris pres. AntiVolume IN/EXT

Who: Montréal-based musician and digital artist Lucas Paris, member of electroacoustic quartet Quadr and A/V outfit Betafeed
Style: Immersive synaesthetic environments, space-specific algorithmic light sculptures, ambient fantastical IDM, corroded rhythmic noise

This light and sound-sculpting A/V work performed on custom equipment, explores the constant motions and dynamics between timbre and colour, interior and exterior —reinterpreting ambient noise, techno tropes and rave-ish rhythms.


Who: Montréal musician and producer Sara Magnan
Style: Experimental tech house, IDM meets musique concrète, psychedelic dancefloor grooves

Magnanime creates a techno-house hybrid rife with experimental nuances, embracing mistakes of technology and recycling odd noises into her perpetually evolving, beat driven repertoire. Live, her forward thinking production process and enthusiasm for listener’s reactions shines, aware of her environment she manifests a dance music experience that is always an exchange with the audience.

Maotik & Max Cooper pres. Hyperform

Who: British producer and DJ Max Cooper and Montréal-based digital artist Mathieu Le Sourd
Style: 360º immersive audiovisual experience, amplified spatial forms linked to rhythmic excursions

Hyperform is an immersive A/V experience, exploring the role of spatial dimensionality to construct our reality, and its potential to create strange new realities as higher dimensional forms and spaces unravel around us. Hyperform sits at the edge between mathematics, science, visual and audio arts. The journey begins with the simplest spatial forms in both audio and visual format, and progresses towards a realm of beautiful immersive abstraction using real mathematical models of hyperdimensional forms, which are believed to exist beyond our normal perceptual capacity.

Woulg & Push 1 stop pres. Interpolate

Who: Montréal-based composer and new media artist Greg Debicki aka Woulg and motion design, 3D and audio reactive visuals creator Cadie Desbiens aka Push 1 stop.
Style: Emotive glitch music combined with grunge dissonance and the complexity of IDM and jazz. Visual and elegant narrative constructions, both precise and complex.

Interpolate uses live coding and generative processes to explore the relationship between audio and visual. This audio reactive performance is divided in four acts, image and sound meet, take turns in controlling each other and end up working in symbiosis. The stark, minimal, generative 3D geometry and particle systems take the audience through the music, conveying the physicality of the sound while mapping out the emotional landscape of the melodies. To interpolate means to determine an intermediate value or term in a serie by calculating it from surrounding known values; on stage Push 1 stop and Woulg send data wirelessly to each other in order to be able to patch new interactions between audio and visuals in real time, and interpolate the missing data between sound and image.

Musique Nouvelle (aka Simon Chioini & Félix Gourd)

Who: Montréal-based composer and producer Simon Chioini, also known as SC, Chioini and DJ Voilà and Montréal-based 3D visual artist, VJ and scenographer known as Félix Félix Gourd Gourd
Style: Percussion-driven electroacoustic techno, experimental acousmatic compositions; 3D expérimentations, dreamlike worlds and abstract geometry

Bolstered by a community of harmoniously experimental artists in Montréal, Simon Chioini creates a hybrid of new music compositions and genre fusing underground club sounds – acoustic instrumental flourishes and synth waves layered in syncopated rhythms and unexpected distortions. After completing a degree at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Félix Gourd changed his practice towards visual production. His versatility has lead him to work with many local musicians, as well as international pop stars Britney Spears and Selena Gomez, alongside his established collaboration with Simon Chioini.

Diagraf, Ewerx & Wiklow pres. Liquid Architecture

Who: Montreal based trio composed of Patrick Trudeau aka Diagraf mostly known as a digital visual artist, but also a VJ, DJ, composer, and filmmaker ; programmer, artist and designer Ehsan Rezaie aka Ewerx specialized in creating visual and interactive experiences using technology and code and composer and technologist and digital artist Michael Dean aka Wiklow.
Organic and textured structures of sound and images. Ephemeral constructions dissolving into one another.

Liquid Architecture approaches generative composition and performance methods in an immersive environment. Combining LIDAR data and creative modeling, real-world buildings and imaginary landscapes are displaced and reconstructed point-by-point in 3D.


Who: Montréal visual designer and DJ Jean-Sébastien Baillat (Studio Baillat.)
Style: Hi-tech, vivid geometric moving images and hyper-stylized surreal visions

Jean-Sebastien Baillat has been creating high-tech visuals, branding campaigns, printed materials, web based work, dome performances, light and laser design, installations and staging for more than 15 years. Always at the forefront of technological practices he has maintained a reputation for potent, glossy, elegant creations.

Tim Hecker
Who: Montréal-based electronic musician, sound artist and academic
Style: Emotionally resonant abstract electronic soundscapes, ambient glitch and drone, warm harmonic noise, acoustic gone digitally wild

After 20 years and eight solo albums, Tim Hecker’s mastery of deep “ambient noise” still escalates in intensity with every release and increasingly sensorial performance. From his captivating bleak soundscapes on Harmony in Ultraviolet to melodic explorations of acoustic instruments run through with digital dexterity on Virgins, Hecker resists languishing in any genre. His compositions veer from synthesized glitching static to sustained piano chords, from dissonance to orchestral harmony.

Here is the full program.

Don’t miss any of the best Canadian and Québécoise talent and get your tickets here.

This project was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the ” Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec as part of the Diversités project.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.


The trajectory of this year’s programs is to create a different narrative and provide an open highway to the most adventurous sides of electronic music and digital creativity. We joined forces with the British Embassy via their Innovation UKMX. This cooperative effort will let us witness consecrated acts as well as emerging talents from the British Isles. They will be present in a series of epic journeys where the best of ingenuity will be displayed by Squarepusher, The Orb, Emptyset, Dark Sky and Kelly Lee Owens.

To fully enjoy the best of British innovation, get your tickets here!

On this context, our frequent collaborator Ejival introduces the legendary duo The Orb.

“Back to the chill-out mood ambient world of The Orb”

Even with the passing of time, the music of The Orb still transcends and transmits intermittent waves from its lunar base throughout the multidimensional conscience and within their disruptive frame. From the beginning of the 90’s, they changed the perception of rave music and added a whole new different dimension to the dance floor. Dr. Alex Paterson, the main force behind The Orb, always knew that there were sound layers to draw and new lands to explore. With the support of a host of collaborators and floating within major and independent labels for more than 25 years, The Orb has a magnificent, vast musical legacy worthy of the most profound analytical appreciation.

From this musical cluster, not everything has aged well but some of its obsolescence seemed planned from its inception. It is not about a certain electronic music style—of soft rave sounds, underworld dub or acoustic pop landscapes—but of a aesthetic presence that reflects a pulsating state caused by psychedelic substances and the care for the nature’s own chaos.

The Orb’s latest reincarnation, Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann side to side, is maybe the best one which synthesizes the pure state of sensation and depth; its new era with the German label Kompakt has given them a freedom in which requests and demands are no longer important, a time where label bosses thought they would become in some sort of Chemical Brothers. There had always been rebellion within the liquid and abstract sphere, one capable of writing the most subtle odes.

Their latest Kompakt creation, called COW / Chill Out, World!, summarizes the dub and ambient essence of the project in much more complete format. It is the gentler and direct side of Fehlmann and Paterson, with hundreds of settings and contemplative situations; it is the best piece of advice the world could get.

All of these considerations are the perfect introduction for their Ambience show at MUTEK.MX on Thursday, November 23. It is a truly special occasion where the planets, stars and dimensions have aligned for this special moment: aliens and humans, remain pending because The Orb are about to take off.




Presented by: Derivative en colaboración con INTUS
Place: Casa MUTEK.MX – Fraternidad de la Universidad de la Comunicación
Dates: Monday and Tuesday, November 20 and 21
Schedule: 9 – 16H

Links: Derivative INTUS Fee: $400 MN

Due to the recent earthquake, the dates of the festival and all its events have been changed. Please check our webpage for more info.

FULL QUOTA: the selected participants to take the workshop will be notified by email.

Experience Level:
Beginner with some Intermediate

Workshop Instructors:
Ben Voigt and Greg Hermanovic (Derivative) with Gilberto Castro (INTUS)

Workshop Coordinator:
Isabelle Rousset

Schedule: 9 – 16H (includes 40 min lunch break)
Monday: demos, open discussion and tutoring from 16-19H.
Tuesday: social/meetup 16-18H


Join the Derivative team and special guests this November for our first MUTEK MEXICO TouchDesigner workshop. For anyone interested in mastering the fundamentals and attaining a working knowledge of TouchDesigner quickly this is the time and place. This workshop will have a focus on visualization techniques in TouchDesigner taking its cue from MUTEK’s tradition of attracting innovative artists who make visuals for music.

TouchDesigner is a real-time visual development platform that can be used for creating interactive media systems, immersive/projection mapping environments, music visuals, building custom applications and UIs and for the rapid-prototyping of creative impulses.

While workshop registration is limited to 20 active participants there will be space for a few observers to drop in and follow along with the workshop. Reserve your spot now to avoid disappointment.

Following the workshop on Tuesday we invite the community gathered in Mexico to join us for a ‘happy hour’ from 16-18H to meet and chat.


Equipment that participants need to bring along

Laptop Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and up or Apple macOS 10.11 and up. While we do support Integrated Intel Graphics (HD4000 and up) we do recommend a discreet GPU of the NVIDIA GeForce 600 or AMD HD 7000 Series and up. Make sure all drivers are up to date. You will also need a 3-button (or 2 button with clickable scroll wheel). See System Requirments on the Derivative wiki.

Prepare Your Laptop

Please install the latest build of TouchDesigner 099 here. If you haven’t updated your graphics drivers in a long time, it would be a good idea to check for new ones at or

Open TouchDesigner to make sure everything is working. If this is the first time running TouchDesigner on this laptop it will ask you to create a key. You will need to be a member at to create a key, you can here.

Prepare Yourself: Watch/Study These Tutorials

To get the full value of this workshop we recommend familiarizing yourself with TouchDesigner by watching (ideally working along with) these video tutorials:

On the Derivative wiki: “First Things to Know About TouchDesigner” Part 1 and Part 2
And for the keeners we recommend Matthew Ragan’s Yale Workshop


We build and manage interactive integral art experiences, marketing and communication with state-of-the-art technologies and high-flying results. We develop unique projects with custom design solutions of strategic consultants, creativity and cutting-edge technologies. We have an integral process of creative services, talent and expertise to produce, manage and successfully run the development of projects with interactive software.



Presented by: MUTEK.MX
Location: Fábrica
Dates: November 24 and 35
Horarios: 20.30 – 4H

Links: f: /FusionMexicoOficial ig: @fusionmexico
The Nocturne program presents installations from different studios and artists that create an impulse to the local scene, one responsible to develop projects that contribute to build bridges between art and technology.

INTUS pres. Tezcatl

The integration of a system of elements as the obsidiana, mirrors, lasers and computers create a piece based on reflection and personal immersion. The stone, protagonist of our Edition 14 campaign, is considered the mirror of the soul and sets out our fears and helps to channel them. The metaphorical and aesthetic bond between elements generates a luminous installation that wants to “unlock the coded light within the darkness”.

Paolo Montiel pres. Superposition

Light navigates through the organic elements submerged under water. Crystal quartz stones that follow a light path with sound and rhythm that reveals the intrinsic properties of the materials that might be exacerbated or mitigated, as the reaction to the numerous events leading to anxiety and the recovery of calm as the path is partially deciphered on the current clashing of events in the world.

Dreamo pres. Tilt Gallery

A virtual digital art gallery made up from national and international talent, part of the MUTEK.MX festival. A producing VR house specialized in 360 degree contents are the pieces from a platform called Tilt Brush (a medium in which the artists can three-dimensionally paint with VR as the kernel). The room is a canvas, the palette the imagination; infinite possibilities.

Cocay Studio pres. Synchronic Dimensions

This piece is a reference to the physical hypotheses of parallel independent universes; this experience is generated through a luminous tunnel that takes the shape of a hole in space and time, which allows us to travel at the speed beyond that of light and connects us to the present, past and future.

La Cité pres. Sanctuaire

Sanctuaire is about Mexico City. A place full of such a special own energy. It is a source of inexhaustible inspiration. This city benefirs from a special and very potent vibre, product of many factors (some provoked) from its inhabitants. From afar, the city characterizes from its chaotic indecipherable movement. To undestand this, one has to move closer, to realize that this chaos is the manifestation of millions of individual actions. Sanctuaire is the visual display of a mystic energy that transcends its guests.



Presenta: HolaWave Studio
Lugar: CASA MUTEK.MX – Av. Mexico 200, Hipódromo Condesa
Fechas: Del miércoles 22 al jueves 24 de noviembre
Horarios: 15 a 19H

Enlace: HolaWave.Store  Entrada libre


Boutique de museo y un espacio cultural enfocado a la tecnología en el arte y la música ubicado dentro del Centro Cultural de España en México. Nuestra principal misión es acercar a diferentes públicos a la producción artística desde la música a la investigación, a través de distintas tecnologías e instrumentos musicales no convencionales.


En el marco de DIGI LAB organizado por MUTEK.MX junto a HolaWave.Store creamos HolaWave.Studio un espacio abierto cuya metáfora se basa en un típico “home studio” de algún productor, músico o dj, para que distintos públicos puedan romper la barrera y acercarse de manera accesible a un cuarto de juegos para explorar la creatividad a través de herramientas sonoras.

Este espacio lo haremos en colaboración y con el apoyo de distintas marcas de tecnología musical involucradas en el día a día de miles de creadores alrededor del mundo. Además tendremos charlas y asesorías buscando dar respuesta y múltiples puntos de vista dentro del tema “De la Composición al Performance”.

How It Works:

Rent 1 hour of HolaWave.Studio with up to 5 friends where you can compose, experiment, play and record all the plugged instruments we have available for you. Besides using them, you can get help from the experts of brands like Elektron, Arturia and Ableton, as well as the HolaWave staff.

Please bring your hard drive to record your session.


Symbolic price: $100 MN. Includes using two equipments during a one-hour session, usage and meterial recording aid + a special edition HolaWave poster and a gift package from our sponsors.

Rent your studio time here.

Available recording equipment:

Elektron Octatrack MKII
Elektron Digitakt
Make Noise 0-Coast
Make Noise Shared System
Roland TR-08 Boutique
Roland JP-08 Boutique
Roland TR-09 Boutique
Korg MS20 Mini
Korg Minilogue
Korg Monologue
Arturia Minibrute
Arturia Microbrute
Arturia DrumBrute
Arturia MatrixBrute
Arturia AudioFuse
Dubreq Stylophone
Ableton Push 2
Ableton Live

*Recording equipment changes without notice


TRANSLATIONS: Sound Experimentation Workshop

Presented by: Fundación Alumnos47 and SAE México
Place: Alumnos47 Móvil, Dr. Mora, Alameda Central
Dates: WORKSHOP: October 28 and November 4, 11, 18 | SHOW PREMIERE November 25

Links: SAE MX Free Entrance

Due to the recent earthquake, the dates of the festival and all its events have been changed. Please check our webpage for more info.

By trying to create a digital creative process in a public space, this workshop is directed by Gabo Barranco (AAAA) and is the joint endeavor of a foundation dedicated to contemporary art and an institute specialized in digital production techniques. The objective is the following: to create conscience of the possibilities that art and technology can bring together through the creation of a show inspired in the City itself.


Theoretical and practical workshop which seeks experimentation by using sounds captured by transducers around Mexico City; this in order to create pieces using urban life itself. The subjects will be setup for live shows and some techniques for processing analogue signals in the digital world.

Perfil del Participante

This workshop is for people with or without previous experience in sound processes. Eager for knowledge and with a bias for electronic music, sound experimentation, audio production, synthesis or producers on the look for new ventures.

FULL QUOTA: the selected participants to take the workshop will be notified by email.

Gabo Barranco (AAAA)

Saturday, November 25. Dr. Mora, Alameda Central


1st Module: Saturday, October 28

Introduction and Presentation:
-Very brief history of electronic music
-From concrete music (1930) to IDM (190)
-Modern trends and styles
-Timeline of electronic music instruments and its context

Brief Introduction to Sound Basics
Harmonies, Tone, Frequencies
Introduction to Synthesis, substractive, granular
Use of effects

Recording and Sampling

2nd Module: Saturday, November 4

Objectives and Creative Processes:

Oblique Strategies (Brian Eno & Peter Schmidt)
Creating from experimenting
Advantages and disadvantages of having numerous studio and live alternatives

Assembly/Practice II
Digital Processes with Paul Stretch

3rd Module: Saturday, November 11

Little demo of how to set up a live act; analogue and digital processes, session setup and how they are made from available instruments.

Assembly/Practice III

SAE Practice: Saturday, November 18

Show: Saturday, November 25


S.E.E.D: [Stellar Emissions Encapsulation Device]

Presented by: Abierto Mexicano de Diseño and Centro
Place: Museo Franz Mayer
Dates: October, 18 to 29 as part of AMD (Monday, October 23 closed)
Schedule: 10 – 17H

Links: AMD Centro OFFF Free Entrance

Dear friends and fans of S.E.E.D. and MUTEK Mexico,

The past few weeks since September 19th have been difficult, to say the least. Many thousands of people have been deeply traumatized, and we at team S.E.E.D. had been preparing to share our immersive art therapy platform to bring light and healing to the people of Mexico City.

After working with S.E.E.D. at Franz Mayer Museum during the Abierto Mexicano de Diseño and the following week, and through a workshop and conference at CENTRO, we must now announce that unfortunately, due to several logistical issues, the piece will not be a part of MUTEK.MX 2017. We are honored to have been invited to be involved with such a diverse and acclaimed program of cutting edge digital art. Even though we will not be showing S.E.E.D. we will always support MUTEK in whatever way we can and encourage you to celebrate with them from November 22nd through the 26th.


Devin Fleenor – Team S.E.E.D.

S.E.E.D. brings an algorithmic exploration of time, space and the physical senses to Mexico City. Lasers and mirrors create three dimensional geometric light structures reverberated by analog video feedback.  The many reflections of the participants are synthesized, processed, and glitched creating a captivating, yet minimal psychedelic experience.

An eight-foot magnesium, acrylic, and glass cube, the piece is activated and modulated by human interaction. Participants do not control S.E.E.D.; rather they converse with this autonomous “machine entity” using motion sensors, infrared cameras feeding facial recognition, and a hexagonal haptic pressure sensitive interface on the face of the cube.
The experience is grounded in an immersive quadrophonic sound field.  Both sonic effects and musical landscapes are generated by the lasers themselves, which are in turn reacting to the environment.  S.E.E.D. has a personality of its own, with a distinct voice, behaviors, moods, and reactions.  S.E.E.D. also understands the mood of the participant.  Positive emotion is monitored and remembered, using artificiel intelligence to adapt its algorithms to give the user more of what they like.
S.E.E.D. is conceived of as an art form with therapeutic potential: drawing from neuroscience research demonstrating that music, light, art, movement, and creativity can generate new neural pathways and enhance neuroplasticity.
Fleenor is partnering with Dr. Sri Krishnan, Professor and Dean of Biomedical Signal Analysis in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University in Toronto.  Starting at MUTEK.MX, we will begin collecting biofeedback data.  Dr. Krishnan and his team of graduate students will analyze the generated data with the intention of demonstrating significant physiological changes and improved wellness.  S.E.E.D. has potential as a tool for healing in those who suffer from brain trauma, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, PTSD, autism, and other neurological conditions.

S.E.E.D. was presented as an installation in progress from October 18 to 29 in Museo Franz Mayer.

For more information, visit or follow him on Instagram: @epicdevin



Presented by: Newton Fund and the British Embassy in Mexico
Location: Casa MUTEK.MX – Fraternidad de la Universidad de la Comunicación
Dates: November 23
Schedule: 18H

Links: Newton Fund Innovation Nights UKMX

FUTURE CITIES in Innovation Nights UKMX by Newton Fund

An encounter which aims to create a direct link of understanding and collaboration between different stakeholders of relevant topics for the social and economic development of Mexico; this event includes academia, think-thanks, ONGs, researchers and private industry. The public policies and innovation progress in several topics have a sustainable and long-term perspective by enriching many projects from different efforts that we can see through integral quick solutions. That is why the Newton Fund proposes Innovation Nights from their own field of work: energy, healthcare, future cities, agro-technology; all of this coming from social innovation.

Antonio Olvera from INJO Innovation

Sebastián Sposito, Google
Enrique Zapata, Digital Strategy for the Mexican Presidency
Bernardo Rivera Munozcano, Laboratorio para la Ciudad
Alexa Zorrila, World Resources Institute

Required Registration:
Anyone who is interested, please email: Depending on availability, you will receive a confirmation.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Insurgentes 300



For our Edition 14, our already classic Nocturne program changes place to a historic and completely renewed steel factory. This space, which is reminiscent of the electronic culture of the eighties and nineties in different parts of the globe, recaptures that essence of having an unforgettable night; the artistic installations will definitly give the audience a full immersive experience. The factory has over 18,000 square meters, with three stages and all the necessary logistic and transportation services to live a memorable journey.

We devised and later found a unique venue adjusted to the safety and comfort of everyone.

We are looking forward to your visit!

Nocturne 1 | Nocturne 2

“Fábrica” video by Templo


– Look for the corresponding queue of your ticket
– Forget the long waiting line! We have a Cashless system for your comfort and safety. You can recharge with your cash or card.
– For your safety we recommend buying your transportation through Live Tours
– If you are driving, please be aware of the time tables for the overhead driveway (segundo piso):
South to north from 16H to 24H y north to south from 5H to 11H
– There are special discounts on Hennessy drinks paying with the Wallet app which you can activate via any BBVA card.
– No professional photographic cameras nor video recorders allowed (photos and video without flash)
– Parking lot has valet parking service with a cost $50 MXN and is located in Lagrange Churrasquería
– There is a hotel service at Real Inn Perinorte with a special rate of $900.00 MXN + TAXES per night presenting your ticket of any Nocturne or Nocturne Pass
– There is a food court inside the factory where you will find the best culinary picks specially curated by Comilona like Fahrenheit Food Truck, Foodstock Dogueria, Empanadería, Tizne Tacomotora and El Dorado
– The box office and the access will close at 02H sharp
– Should any questions arise, please direct any questions to our staff or the security personnel at the main exit
– There is no re-admissions back at the venue so it is important that you take all you need with you

These services are amenities for our audience’s comfort; nevertheless, they are independent from the main festival operations.

You can find more information about transportation, access routes through several points of the city, parking and all the different details in this downloadable PDF.


Official Transportation:

For a full experience at our new location, this year we have Live Tours as the official transportation. A comfortable mobility service with one exit point, different scheduels and special treats like picking up and dropping in at the venue and special express access to the event.

The service will run from Parque España in running schedules; returning trips will be working hourly from 02H until the end of the event; then, there will be running continuous trips.

First shuttle 20H
Second shuttle 21H

First shuttle 18H
Second shuttle 19H

Another transport alternative is Jetty, the mobile app to travel to and from Mexico City and the State of Mexico. Check their service and benefits here.


Calle Henry Ford #81, Col. San Nicolás, Tlalnepantla de Baz

Calle Henry Ford #81, Col. San Nicolás, Tlalnepantla de Baz

Public Transport:

Nearest suburban train stations:
-Edo. de México—San Rafael

The easiest way to arrive is through subway or metrobus to the Buenavista station. Then, access the railroad terminal via Cuautitlán and descend on San Rafel Station

Buena Vista > Fortuna > Tlalnepantla > San Rafael

From the station you can take a cab or an Uber to the venue: Henry Ford #81.



Arena Ciudad de México

Mundo E

Outlet Punta Norte



Alameda del Sur


Comercial Mexicana San Jerónimo

Universidad Anáhuac

Centro Comercial Santa Fe


Foro Sol

Airport T1

Plaza Sendero Ixtapaluca


Bellas Artes

Parque México