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MUTEK MX Recommends – August 6 – 11

MUTEK MX Recommends –  August 6 – 11

New remix by Deena Abdelwahed, Agora to Fennesz now on vinyl and a new interview with Kevin Martin of King Midas Sound

In MUTEK MX Recommends, you’ll find all the up-and-coming news, activities and pieces from the artistic community that makes our festival, one of the most exciting experiences of the year.

 

This is what will happen between August 6-11 on the road to MUTEK MX, Edition 16:

 

> Agora, the new album by Fennesz is now available on vinyl

 

The solo return from Fennesz after a long period of albums and live sets in collaboration with other explorers of sound and visuals, had captivated once again an audience that has followed him since the late nineties. “(Agora) works in small, fascinating ways from moment to moment but has a cumulative force that is unlike anything he’s done in years”, wrote Pitchfork, and Pop Matters recommends the album as a “reimagining space and time”. Agora has just been released on vinyl, and is now available in Mexico. You can get your copy here and, even better, get a guaranteed place for the live performance in Edition 16 here

> Listen to the new remix by Deena Abdelwahed of Wraetlic

 

A couple of weeks ago Deena Abdelwahed stunned the audience of festivals like Dekmantel with the powerful live version of her album Khonnar (a magnetic, yet dark journey into the life of a woman and queer artist in a Middle East country), but she also showed her impressive skills with her peculiar way of mixing and creating new versions of tracks for her DJ sets. The remix EP of Ad Absurdum, the newest album by the Scottish producer Alex Smoke under his Wraetlic moniker, has just been released in the midst of this intense summer tour, including the remix of “Idioms” by Deena. Listen to it now and don’t miss the live set by Deena in Edition 16, get your guaranteed access here.

> What lies ahead with King Midas Sound: Kevin Martin in conversation with Echoes and Dust

 

“ I want (Solitude) to be a very intense experience to reflect what happened. It should go from a whisper to an avalanche of sound and it should be very physical as well as very cerebral.“   

-Kevin Martin aka The Bug 

 

Having Kevin Martin on stage, either as The Bug – live or DJ Set – or together with Roger Robinson to perform as King Midas Sound (KMS), is an absolute and tortuous pleasure. Only this summer, along with a few select shows with KMS, he has become a special guest to open shows of the stoner-doom-rock band OM and the noise act The Body, in addition to the presentation of a special set in collaboration with Moor Mother at Supersonic Festival. His diverse and extensive career as a producer and his careful and detailed approach to the live audio experience (The Bug may hypnotize you with his subtle ambient explorations or blast through any sound system like a madman), along with his sensitivity in collaborating with other art disciplines, have made Kevin Martin a fascinating and essential figure in the contemporary music scene. Thus, Echoes and Dust magazine went on the mission of having an in-depth conversation with The Bug, publishing a two-part interview, which you may read here (Part I and Part II) and here, you may get your tickets to indulge in the live session with King Midas Sound at Mutek Edition 16

> Two weeks away from the 20th Anniversary of MUTEK Montreal 

Soon MUTEK will take over many iconic places of Montreal: ten locations will host close to 90 live acts along with immersive experiences throughout one whole week. If you are still looking for an international plan this summer, you may take advantage of the special price for the MUTEK Mexico community, using the code MUTEKxMX while purchasing your tickets here. You may also enjoy a taste of what’s coming to our Edition 16 with the live performances by Deena Abdelwahed and Overmono, among many others. One of the most beautiful, diverse and creative cities in North America is waiting for you, see you there.

AGENDA | MUTEK Recommends

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> Centro: Conference – What are we going to wear on Mars?

If you are interested in science, fashion and futurist speculation through art, you can’t miss this conference with Lisa Lang, presented by CENTRO. Lisa Lang is a specialist in wearable technology and smart textiles. Throughout this session she will answer questions like: How does fashion react to technology? What is the current situation of the market and what lies ahead for us?

 

Monday, August 12, 19:00 h. 

Universidad CENTRO. Open to the public. Must show valid ID. 

 

> Puce Mary, Kali Malone, Concepción Huerta and Doquier @ 316centro 

Saturday, August 10, 21:00 h. Ticket: $250. Must show valid ID.

 

> Kode9, Deeplinkin, Practice + Me & Myself @ Yu Yu 

Thursday August 8, 22:30. Ticket: $350. Must show valid ID 21+ 

MUTEK MX Recommends – July 30 – August 5

MUTEK MX Recommends – July 30 – August 5

Written Works by Tim Hecker, Pedro Maia’s new performance with Robert Lippok and the musical side of the Tamayo museum. 

 

MUTEK MX Recommends brings the latest news and activities from the artistic community that makes MUTEK MX’s festival, one of the most exciting experiences of the year.

 This is what’s happening from July 30 to August 5, on the road to MUTEK MX, Edition 16:

 

Pedro Maia debuts a piece filmed in 16mm in collaboration with the producer Robert Lippok

 

Continuing with an intense year filled with audiovisual collaborations, the VJ and experimental filmmaker Pedro Maia has announced the de but of his new A/V performance, along with the producer Robert Lippok (who, by the way, we received with his amazing live act in Nocturne 2 in the Edition XV of MUTEK MX). This presentation is part of the first edition of RAYO – Expanded Visual Arts Festival, which will happen in October at the Film Archive of Madrid. “When formats become irrelevant, storytelling and experience emerge above form. The creators participating at RAYO work with audiovisual media from different perspectives, using less orthodox tools, but they all share the same purpose: expanding the audiovisual experience beyond the screen”. Maia and Lippok have collaborated in the past, creating immersive, improvised sound and visuals in real time. In Wasteland, we can observe and enjoy the creative dynamic between the artists, as a preamble to their RAYO collaboration in October:

Remember that Pedro Maia comes to MUTEK MX with the audiovisual performance Queen of the Golden Dogs junto in collaboration with the producer Serge Gainsborough aka Vessel. Get your tickets here

Hauntology and sonic torture in the essays by Tim Hecker in the book  “Audint – Unsound:Undead”

 

The editorial of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has published a wide range of volumes focused on music and sound studies and Audint – Unsound:Undead, their latest publication available digitally and physically (paperback), contains two essays written by the sound artist Tim Hecker, who in November will come back to Mexico together with The Konoyo Ensemble. This compilation (which also includes Lee Gamble, among other authors), includes essays, research and philosophical contributions that intend to reveal how sound feeds the connection between what is real and the imaginary (either fiction, hypersuperstition or speculation), investigating actual sound events that relate to space-time anomalies and revises the use of sound to summon the death. In “Shocks on the body. The End of Life by sound”, Hecker examines the use of sound as a psychological torture instrument in some historic war processes, while in “The solitary practice of the vanishing concert pianist”, he revises the life and existential swoon of the experimental sound engineer Glenn Gould. Audint – Unsound:Undead, is accompanied by a sound piece, in which spoken word, music works and sound experiments related to hauntology are mixed by DJK Huysmans: 

Listen to the jam between Neel, Sebastian Mullaert & Vril in all platforms

 

One hour of collective trance and hypnotic jams, with a delirious softness of ascending and descending melodies, which demonstrates the sonic hyper-connection that Circle Of Live is capable of igniting and transmitting in each of their sessions. Performed live at a hangar for ARTProject, this improvisation between the producers Sebastian Mullaert (founder of COL), Neel and Vril is now available for all streaming platforms. Hit the play button and flow with the new collective ritual that Circle Of Live is bringing to the best clubs in the world: 

Circle Of Live willcomearrive to MUTEK MX with Dorisburg, Frank Wiedemann (Âme live), Mathew Jonson & Sebastian Mullaert in an all-night live jam session. Get your tickets here

 

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> Reading: The musical side of the Tamayo Museum in Coolhuntermx 

This week the digital magazine Coolhunter included the Experience program of MUTEK MX as one of the highlights of the Tamayo Museum, a space that also fosters sound innovation by opening their exhibition rooms and outdoor spaces to programs like ours or the Sinestesia festival, which has presented artists from the National Front of MUTEK MX.

 

You can read the article here.

 

> Hypersonics @ Bar Oriente

With OMAAR, Phaedra, Irreal Veintiuno and DJ Rankng

Wednesday, July 31, 21:00 h. 

Bar Oriente – No cover – Must have valid photo ID

Playlist: the sounds of MUTEK MX 2009-2013

Playlist: the sounds of MUTEK MX 2009-2013

From the rise of Footwork and Mexican Techno to our first encounters with all-time favorites like Nathan Fake, Actress and Laurel Halo: we reexamine 5 years of our history as a festival.

 

These five years may have marked the metamorphosis of MUTEK Mexico into a cutting-edge festival. In 2009, MUTEK MX kept the fire of the festival alive with some activities in Mexico City, experimenting with big size formats and multidisciplinary performances in collaboration with the Cervantino International Festival. Thus, from that year, programming has been growing, along with the bold move of supporting digital arts beyond sound, transforming locations with video-scenography, A/V collaborations and immersive installations specially made for the festival. Soon, terms like A/Visions and Nocturne became familiar, and for the 2013 edition, MUTEK MX had grown into the most anticipated yearly gathering for the creative community and an audience avid for new sounds and experiences.

 

 

This playlist will take us through the sounds MUTEK artists were exploring and trends that dominated between 2009 and 2013: the rise of Footwork, Dubstep and Bass; Latin influences taking over the dance floor and a new wave of Mexican Techno producers. It will also bring back iconic moments in the trajectory of some of our favorites: Nathan Fake diving into Techno, Actress in his most experimental and acid form pre-Hazyville, Laurel Halo with her acclaimed Quarantine and James Holden with his polemic album The Inheritors. Enjoy this dive into the past, we recommend playing with a crossfade of between 5 to 8 seconds:  

 

MUTEK MX 2009-2013: Actress – Amon Tobin – Antiguo Automata Mexicano – Atom TM – Barnt – Brandt Brauer Frick – Caribou – Cubenx – Deadbeat – Demdike Stare – Den5hion – Diamond Version – Discodeine – DJ Rashad – Egyptrixx – FaltyDL – Fax – Four Tet – Frikstailers – Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts – Holy Other – James Holden – Jon Hopkins – Kampion – Kid Koala – Kode9 – Lao – Laurel Halo – Le Révélateur – Luke Abbott – Lvis Mejía – Machinedrum – Machino – Maniquí Lazer – Marbeya Sound – Matias Aguayo – Matmos – Métrika – Minilogue – Moderat – Modeselektor – Mount Kimbie – Nathan Fake – Nils Frahm – Ñaka Ñaka – Pachanga Boys – Pepe Mogt – Raime – Saschienne – Scuba – Sepalcure – The Field – Tim Hecker – Tyondai Braxton – Vessel – White Visitation

 

 

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – July 23 – 29

MUTEK MX Recommends – July 23 – 29

Mini-documentaries, interviews and our takeover at Aire Libre FM

In MUTEK MX Recommends, you will find all the news, activities and pieces related to the artistic community that makes this festival one of the most exciting experiences of each year.

This is what’s happening July 23 to 29, on the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16:

 

Our takeover at Aire Libre FM: Listen to a playlist with commentary by Damian Romero, the director of MUTEK MX

 

Artist by artist, Damian Romero (the artistic director of MUTEK MX), will present a detailed walkthrough of all the sounds and immersive stimuli that are waiting for us this November with Edition 16. For two hours, you will get in-depth information from each and every one of the performances that will come to the festival this year while enjoying a carefully curated selection of tracks.  

MUTEK MX Edition 16 x Resident Advisor: See the mini-documentary about Circle Of Live 

From the serenity of his studio in the middle of the woods, producer Sebastian Mullaert talks about the ideas that inspired him to gather a group of producers under the name of Circle Of Live (COL), an initiative that seeks to transform the dancefloor experience from a fresh perspective, giving priority to improvisations and free jamming structure in which all participants are able to enter and leave the stage according to the night’s mood, conducting unique music and dancing sessions. While we find out how COL works live and how the perspective of all the people involved has shifted, Sebastian will invite us to be mindful at the club: Circle of Live is a collective space, created to keep us present and open to the surprises that each moment will bring, connected by listening and dancing.

Interview with Bendik Giske: restrictions to reach freedom. 

One of the most fascinating artists that the European avant-garde has given us is, undoubtedly, Bendik Giske. This conversation with Tight magazine is an interesting recount of his life, from his atypical childhood to his decision to leave electronic instruments behind in order to make music using only his saxophone and the circular breathing technique. We recommend reading the interview while you listen to his magnificent album Surrender: 

Unstoppable: Refik Anadol is nominated to the Lumen Prize 2019 and is the winner of the ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico’ International Award

 In addition to an intense season of unveiling pieces and immersive experiences in New York, Stockholm and Turkey, as well as participating in several technology and creativity festivals in Europe, the artist Refik Anadol has received very important nods from the industry: one award and one nomination. Just a few days ago, he received the Lorenzo Il Magnifico Lifetime Achievement Award, whereby UCLA recognized his trajectory as one of its most outstanding alumnus, and he has also been included in the list of nominees for the Lumen Prize 2019 in the category of “Moving Image”. The Lumen Prize For Art & Technology was established in 2012 with the purpose of acknowledging and boosting the best art made with technology all around the world. The news confirms that Melting Memories, the installation that he will present in Edition 16, is an experience you simply can’t miss.

PROGRAM | MUTEK Recommends
We explore Mexico City through sound and digital arts

 

Analogue summer: visit two locations from Edition 15

 

Throughout the rest of the summer, one of our favorite locations, the Tamayo Museum, will receive those seeking cutting-edge experiences to show their contemporary art collection, as well as current exhibitions, with guided visits, workshops and special visits. And if you want to disconnect from the city without leaving, the gardens of the Tamayo museum are at their greenest this time of year: the perfect shelter. If you visited the museum for the first time during the A/Visions 2 event from last year, you will be amazed by visiting it again during the day to discover all its exhibition halls. We can only tell you that the Diego Rivera collection and the architectural design are breathtaking. Here is a sneak peek:

> Museo Tamayo. Martes a domingo, 10:00 a 18:00 h. http://museotamayo.org/ 

> Museo Anahuacalli. Martes a domingo, 11:00 a 17:30 h. 

http://museoanahuacalli.org.mx 

 

Transpiksel Festival comes back to México

With activities in cities throughout different cities throughout Latin America, the Free Arts, Science and Technology Transpiksel Festival comes back this summer with an active program in Querétaro y Mexico City. You can check out their full program on Facebook

 

> Transpiksel – CDMX: July 25-27 / Querétaro: July 31 – August 2

 

> Algorave at Terminal

Saturday, July 27, 21:00 h.

Terminal Club Antisocial – Admission: $50 must bring valid ID 

 

> Infinite Machine presents: M.E.S.H., Tomás Urquieta & XWolfX

Saturday July 27, 22:30 h.

Yu Yu – Presale: $250 – must bring valid ID +21.

MUTEK MX Recommends – July 16 to 21th

MUTEK MX Recommends – July 16 to 21th

Fresh releases, what to do in Mexico City, and relevant news from and for the MUTEK MX community.

MUTEK MX Recommends brings the latest news and activities from the artistic community that makes MUTEK MX’s festival one of the most exciting experiences of the year.

This is the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16 from July 15th to 20th: 

MUTEK Buenos Aires releases its First Wave of Confirmed Artists

A few days ago MUTEK Buenos Aires announced its First Wave of Artists for its Edition 3, to be held this September just after the 20th Anniversary of MUTEK Montreal and just before Mexico’s Edition 16.  These 20+ artists represent MUTEK at its core: the new South American avant-garde is represented with Ale Hop (PE), IMAABS (CL) and Joaquina Salgado (AR) along with internationally renowned cutting-edge artists such as Hiroaki Umeda (JP) and Push 1 Stop & Wiklow (CA) who will present their most recent multimedia performances. Find all about MUTEK Buenos Aires here.

On the road to MUTEK Montreal’s 20th Anniversary: ​​Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho’s canadian premiere

One of the highlights of MUTEK MX Edition 15 definitely was Organismos oníricos, a performance by Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho that will have its Canadian premiere in August, as part of the 20th Anniversary of MUTEK Montreal. Producer Luis Trasto aka Nueve Vidas specializes in analog modular synthesizer live performance (we have seen him behind huge Euroracks with duo Alias ​​616), while Fernando Sica aka Rimiyoho, illustrator and visual artist, mixes painting and graffiti  techniques with digital tools for live visuals. This hybrid between analogue and digital processes makes the essence of Organismos oníricos, an audiovisual ecosystem that aims to reconnect us with the sacred. Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho will share the stage with Deena Abdelwahed, Overmono, 404.zero, Bendik Giske, Circle Of Live, Ryoichi Kurokawa and Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble, artists that will also be performing in México City this November as part of MUTEK MX Edition 16. 

 

Pedro Maia announces new A/V collaboration with Shapednoise for Berlin Atonal

In addition to a solid career that includes individual and collective exhibitions in places such as the Tokyo Contemporary Art Museum and Edinburgh’s International Film Festival, Pedro Maia has become one of the favorite video scenographers of festivals such as Unsound, Dekmantel and the extinct All Tomorrow’s Party. His abstract, emotional and vivid style is the result of combining analogue media such as film in 8 and 16 mm and live cinema with digital edition, and has become the perfect visual complement to the music of artists such as Robert Lippok, Shackleton, Tropic Of Cancer, Gala Drop and Fennesz. A few days ago, Pedro Maia announced the premiere of Aesthesis, a new A/V collaboration with Italian producer Shapednoise, which will be premiered at the end of August at Berlin Atonal festival. After this premiere and a summer mini-tour that includes presentations at Flow (Finland) and Visions (France) festivals, Vessel & Pedro Maia will arrive to Mexico City to present the Queen of Golden Dogs A/V performance for MUTEK MX Edition 16

 

 

Refik Anadol’s new digital sculpture reinterprets data obtained from the Black Sea

After premiering Latent History in Stockholm and being called “The Leonardo Da Vinci of the 21st century”  by the press, artist Refik Anadol returned to his home country, Turkey, to inaugurate a new piece. Black Sea is a digital sculpture that reinterprets the data collected by a high frequency radar that floated for a year over the most remote areas of the Black Sea coast; Through the use of AI and other digital media, Refik transformed the practice of ‘data visualization’ of the information collected on the radar into an aesthetic experience full of poetry and abstraction. 

 

AGENDA  | MUTEK Recommends

Explore CDMX through sound and digital art.

Mensajes Sonoros #12 @ Centro de Cultura Digital

This series promoted by the CCD invites Mexican artists, dedicated mainly to sound and visual experimentation, to develop a live performance in resonance with the architectural spaces of CCD. Turning Torso, Enrique Arriaga and Malitzin Cortes are some of the artists who have participated in previous Mensajes Sonoros editions. This week, for the 12th edition of the series, the CCD presents the duo AMNL PRNT in collaboration with the visual artist Cirrina Lab (both projects were part of the Mexican artist representation at MUTEK MX in 2018). Mensajes Sonoros #12 can be enjoyed live from the Cinema Más Alla room or through the streaming channels of the CCD.

➤ Mensajes Sonoros #12

Thursday, July 18th – 20:00 h. 

Centro de Cultura Digital – Free entrance – All ages 

 

➤ Ableton Live Production Workshop

With Nicolás Guerrero aka White Visitation

Starts Wednesday July 17th – 19:00 h. – 6 sessions

Radio Nopal – Info: contacto@radionopal.com

 

➤ AAAA, Me&Myself y Jon Orve en Yu Yu

Saturday July 20th – 22:30 h.

Yu Yu – Presale: $150 – Mandatory ID – Age: +21

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – July 9 to 14th

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – July 9 to 14th

 

Fresh releases, what to do in Mexico City and relevant news from and for the MUTEK MX community 

 

Every November, MUTEK MX transforms Mexico City into the meeting point between audience seeking new experiences and the artists, producers and makers who are innovating in the arena of sound and digital art.

 

MUTEK MX Recommends brings the latest news and activities from the artistic community that makes MUTEK MX’s festival one of the most exciting experiences of the year.

 

This is the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16 from July 9th to 14th: 

 

➤  The city hallucinating itself: new Refik Anadol piece premiered at Stockholm 

Before his arrival at MUTEK MX, the artist Refik Anadol presents two new pieces dedicated to reactivating the memory of the city. Latent History, which premiered last weekend in Stockholm, is a project that uses images, video and soundscapes from the public archives of the city to reconstruct a new collective memory conceived by the city itself. “If there are people in the footage, we eliminate them to intentionally erase all ego. There are also no logos, only pure nature, urban spaces, buildings, streets and all space free of human interaction”, explains Refik, who edited Latent History in collaboration with an AI network that acts as the non-human counterpart of the narrative. The result is something like the city hallucinating itself. In September Anadol will present a similar piece in New York, using footage from that city, and November is Mexico’s turn with Melting Memories, 3D sculptures based on human memories stored in digital data, interpreted by AI developed by Anadol.

 

Get your tickets to enjoy the immersive experience of Melting Memories in our upcoming Edition 16. 

 

➤  Listen in full Aïsha Devi’s new EP

“Like Sade becoming an alien cyborg” wrote The Vinyl Factory. Last Friday Aïsha Devi released the five tracks of S.L.F., her most recent studio offering and an exciting hint of the neo-ritual that she’s about to bring to our Edition 16. S.L.F. It is available in vinyl, digital and all streaming platforms. Listen to it here:

 

https://aishadevi.bandcamp.com/album/s-l-f

 

Get your tickets to enjoy Aïsha Devi’s live performance in our upcoming Edition 16. 

 

➤  Improvisation to fly high: new Circle Of Live session from a hangar! 

A few days ago the ARTE Concert platform published the special session they made with Circle Of Live for their Passengers! series. For a little longer than an hour the producers Sebastian Mullaert, Vril and Neel take us into a unique groove inspired by the energy of the moment; inspiration, intuition and natural flow induced by Circle Of Live’s main prerogative, which consists of free improvisation and the producers own decision to when and how interviene into the jam. The alignment of COL varies in each performance and can be extended to up to six or seven participants who, moved to renew the club experience, exchange beats, melodies and moods in live jams that can last all night long.

 

 

Get your tickets to enjoy the first Circle Of Live session in Mexico City in our upcoming Edition 16.

 

➤ Join Pan-Arab Resistance: Tour & RA Podcast with Deena Abdelwahed. 

The powerful energy in the music of Deena Abdelwahed resonates around the world. This summer, the producer, DJ and queer artist from Tunisia is part of the line-up of some of the most exciting festivals on the European circuit. From Raíz Electrónica in Madrid to Room4Resistance in Berlin, Deena will expand her powerful message of resistance on a tour with more than 12 dates before her arrival on the continent for MUTEK Montreal in August and MUTEK MX in November. To celebrate her summer tour and upcoming arrival to the Americas, we share the new release of the RA Podcast, with an interview and playlist from Deena Abdelwahed:

 

 

AGENDA  | MUTEK Recommends

Explore CDMX through sound and digital art.

 

➤  Multiple realities packed in one:  enjoy CCD’s Immersive Experiences Library

Set aside a few hours this Wednesday and explore the Immersive Experiences Library at the Centro de Cultura Digital, a collection of content that show the narrative and aesthetic possibilities of immersive media, available to anyone who schedules a session. In addition, if you are developing a project that involves immersive media, the Immersion Laboratory team will be giving free consultories: discover new references, content and technical solutions in a collaborative environment. Sign up for any of these activities here

Experimental Space at Immersion Laboratory 

Wednesday, July 10th – 11:00 to 18:00 h. 

Centro de Cultura Digital – Free entrance – All ages 

 

➤ NAAFI at Terminal Club Antisocial

With LAO, Fausto Bahía, GA and T-U

Friday, July 12th –  21:00 h.

Terminal Club Antisocial – $100 before 23:00 h. Mandatory ID.

 

➤ Kelly Lee Owens DJ Set at Yu Yu

With Kelly Lee Owens and Wuuuan & Soos 

Saturday July 13th – 22:30 h.

Yu Yu – Presale: $250 – Mandatory ID – Age: +21

Playlist + Gallery: First Wave of Confirmed Artists Edition 16

Discover all the innovative sound sensations and hybrids between creativity and technology that are waiting for us throughout one whole week

As a preview of the multisensory oasis that we have prepared for our 16th Edition, we are pleased to present the First Wave of Confirmed Artists: this is just a part of the wide range of sound sensations and innovative hybrids between creativity and technology that are waiting for us throughout the week of MUTEK MX. With the surprises that come with the selection of new proposals and emerging artists, this is already shaping up to be a historical edition with the stellar performances of Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble, Murcof with visuals by Jimmy Lakatos, the Latin American debuts of Kelly Moran Grand Piano A/V and of Circle Of Live with Dorisburg, Frank Wiedemann (Âme live), Mathew Jonson & Sebastian Mullaert together for live jam collaborations, improvisation and solo explorations all night long, the Mexico premier of King Midas Sound, and the much-anticipated return of Fennesz.

The Passport and Nocturne Pass are available through Boletia.
Get your Passport and Nocturne Pass here.

Here, you may listen to our official playlist to immerse yourself in the sonorous dimension of Edition 16, a succession of tracks that incite both in-depth listening with artists such as Fennesz, Murcof, King Midas Sound, and Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble, and intense dancing caused by the rhythmic overstimulation of Overmono, Batu and Deena Abdelwahed. Dig in!

And of course, this November a series of installations, immersive experiences and A/V performances are coming to Mexico City, serving up a multisensory banquet for the festival’s audience and a source of inspiration for creative people looking for new intersections between technology, space and imagination:

Vessel & Pedro Maia UK+PT

Kelly Moran US

404.zero RU

We’ve also prepared a guide, so you won’t miss anything in this year’s edition. The first part, delving into Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble, Kelly Moran Grand Piano A/V, and Bendik Giske, is now available on the official MUTEK MX app.

Tickets for the 16th Edition: All the information

Buy your ticket in advance and experience MUTEK MX at the best price

MUTEK MX 16th Edition is coming: A series of immersive experiences, multimedia installations and live acts that are redefining the boundaries in the circuit of digital arts will take over Mexico City from November 18th to 24th and you can get guaranteed access at the best price. Here’s all the information that you need:

➤ You may purchase your Phase 1 Passport or Nocturne Pass. You can pay with credit or debit card or in cash at any of the OXXO convenience stores.

➤ As in all editions of our festival, there will be free access activities in which all ages are welcome, as well as other activities for adults of legal age, with limited capacity. They will be announced on all our social media channels.

➤ For the 16th Edition, the Nocturne Pass will be the only ticket sold in THREE PHASES. We recommend taking advantage of our PHASE 1 and guarantee your access at the best price for the two nights of the Nocturne program on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of November.

➤ Once we have announced our daily program, you may buy tickets for each activity through Boletia.

Experience, the closing program on Sunday, November 24th, is free of charge and all ages are welcome.

TICKET AND ACCESS TYPES

PASSPORT
This ticket will give you access to all the official paid activities in the festival’s program, some of which will happen as special presentations to be confirmed to Passport holders. This does not include additional Digi Lab activities or the Gastronomic Route. Exclusively for adults with official ID.

Purchase here
One price only: MXN $2310 + any applicable charges. While supplies last. Very limited.

NOCTURNE PASS
This ticket will give you guaranteed access to the two Nocturne programs, which will happen on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd of November. Exclusively for adults with official ID.

Purchase here
PHASE 1: MXN $1110 + any applicable charges. While supplies last.
PHASE 2: MXN $1160 + any applicable charges. While supplies last.
PHASE 3: MXN $1210 + any applicable charges. While supplies last.

Soon: Individual tickets for each program.

Coming soon: First Wave of Confirmed Artists


Edition 16 arrives full of stellar performances, immersive experiences, and the most profound live acts of the international circuit.

After fifteen years of inspiring new experiences in Mexico, we’re ready to continue surprising you: July 1st we will present the First Wave of Confirmed Artists, with close to fifteen international artists and projects that will show us the new possibilities of sound and digital art. This selection, representative of the programmatic arc of the festival, will include stellar, one of a kind performances, experiences designed by the most daring multimedia artists, and the Latin American debut of live acts about to sweep the European summer festival circuit. Technology and creativity at their apex throughout the whole week.

Together with the announcement of the artist lineup, we will be launching the sale of Passports, with access to all paid activities November 18th through 24th (as you already know, a non-stop week of multimedia experiences in the most incredible sites of the city), along with the sale of Nocturne Passes in Phase 1, with access to the two Nocturne programs the nights of November 22nd and 23rd (the most intense and surprising weekend of the year, at the best price).


If you acquired your Passport at the Early Bird price through Atrápalo (who recently announced the end of their Mexico operations), we remind you that you will soon receive your updated ticket. You can contact us for any clarifications at contacto@mutek.org.

Experimentation that’s germinating

Experimentation that’s germinating

Reconnect with the inspirational avant-garde sound from 2003 to 2008

On the cusp of beginning a new chapter for MUTEK MX with the preparations well underway for Edition 16, we’re still inspired by the energy emanating from these past 15 years. With that in mind, let’s review and share the sonic legacy of these past years in Mexico with a series of playlists that highlight historical lineups from three epochs of the festival.

In this first playlist, MUTEK MX 2003-2008, we revisit some of the projects and artists first presented in these early years who would go on to become icons of the MUTEK spirit by creating experiences that left a mark on the cultural life of the city and on the way audiences experience digital art. This selection of recordings, beginning with the haunting serenity of Tim Hecker and closing with Bytone’s abrasive beats, hides flashbacks to some of the best moments of the MUTEK MX’s early years: Monolake at the UNAM Sculpture Garden, Tujiko Noriko at the Fru-Frú Theater, Flying Lotus at the Covadonga… and reconnects us with the path blazed by the Frente Nacional during the entirety of MUTEK Mexico’s earliest epoch. Are you ready?

At more than five hours playtime, this playlist will refresh your memory of ambient, minimal, IDM, clicks & cuts, and the many techno and house mutations that emerged during the second half of the 2000s.

MUTEK MX 2003-2008: Alva Noto, Andy Vaz, Anja Schneider, Antiguo Autómata Mexicano, Apparat, Bendhel, Biosphere, Bostich, Byetone, Cabanne, Circlesquare, Crackhaus, Cubenx, Chic Miniature, Childs, Danieto, Deadbeat, Duopandamix, Egg, Emisor, Fax, Flying Lotus, Fussible, Gustavo Lamas, Jackson and His Computer Band, Jan Jelinek, Jimmy Edgar, John Tejada, Kangding Ray, Kode9, Krikor, Leandro Fresco, Lego, Lucien-N-Lucian, Lumen Lab, Manrico Montero , Marc Houle, Mario de Vega, Mathew Jonson, Matías Aguayo, Matthew Dear, Métrika, Mikael Stavöstrand, Monolake, Murcof, Ozy, Panóptica, Pantha Du Prince, Pier Bucci, Pole, Radian, Robag Wruhme, Robin Guthrie, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Schneider TM, skoltz_kolgen, Spectrum, Telefon Tel Aviv, Terrestre, Tim Exile, Tim Hecker, Troy Pierce, Tujiko Noriko, Ulrich Schnauss, Zofa …