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EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE

After the sensory celebration that was the XV edition of MUTEK.MX, we will be once again able to live an extraordinary combination of technology, art, and music. The 2019 Edition of the festival – which will take place from November 18th to 24th – promises to surpass any experience that the audience has been able to live in the past 16 years. For all who live for innovation and the avant-garde, MUTEK.MX announces the launch of Early Bird tickets, which will be available on May 15th at 11 AM CST. The tickets grant access to all activities of the festival, including special events. There will be options available at the same time for travel and accommodations so that attendants visiting the city can do so comfortably, safely, and quickly.

The price for Early Bird tickets is $1,800 MXN plus fee and offers a 20% savings on the price of Passports and 40% in pricing for each program. Early Bird tickets are limited.

We will soon introduce the programs, artists, and other activities of MUTEK.MX Edition 16th, as well as the dates of each program. The celebration is about to begin.

Get your Early Bird tickets here ☞ http://bit.ly/MUTEKMXTickets

Convocatoria Talento Nacional Edición 16

CONVOCATORIA MUTEK.MX 2019

Estamos oficialmente lanzando la convocatoria de propuestas de proyectos para la edición 16 de MUTEK, que dará lugar en la Ciudad de México del 18 al 24 de Noviembre de 2019. Invitamos a todos los artistas mexicanos que exploran nuevas vías estéticas en creación digital y música electrónica. Esta convocatoria se aplica ÚNICAMENTE a los mexicanos residiendo en México y en otros países, pero también son bienvenidas las solicitudes de artistas extranjeros que residen en México.

El tipo de proyectos en los que estamos especialmente interesados son:
Ejecuciones musicales en vivo, originales y predominantemente de música electrónica.
Ejecuciones audiovisuales que presentan un uso innovador de imágenes y sonidos
digitales en los que el audio y la imagen se consideran una entidad singular.
Instalaciones urbanas y mapping arquitectónico.
Instalaciones interactivas y audiovisuales que puedan imaginarse en el espacio social o como encuentros en sitios y lugares ocupados por el festival.
Cualquier proyecto que supere los límites y desafíe las convenciones en el ámbito de la
creación digital.

MUTEK se dedica a presentar ejecuciones en vivo, no se considerarán DJ SETS.

Alentamos a todos los aplicantes a acompañar su solicitud con documentación de audio o video de sus proyectos.
La fecha límite de presentación de solicitudes para todas las propuestas de MUTEK.MX 2019 es el 3 de mayo de 2019.
Debido al volumen histórico de solicitudes, sólo se contactará a los artistas, si se considera que se presentarán en el festival. ¡Agradecemos a todos los candidatos por su interés!

BASES Y REQUERIMIENTOS

PROPUESTAS ARTÍSTICAS MUTEK.MX 2019

MUTEK.MX está en busca de talento mexicano.

En MUTEK.MX nos sentimos orgullosos de la creciente comunidad mexicana en busca de expandirse a través del arte y la tecnología. Este año convocamos a todo el talento de
nacionalidad mexicana, para dar a conocer su proyecto y trayectoria y formar parte de la familia MUTEK.MX.
Esta convocatoria es abierta a artistas sonoros, visuales, performáticos, musicales, instalaciones, coding y cualquier propuesta análoga o digital que busque crear un puente entre el arte y la tecnología.

MUTEK.MX, bajo la estricta supervisión de su equipo responsable de la curaduría del festival, estará revisando cada uno de los actos propuestos, por lo que se pide a todos los candidatos seguir las indicaciones rigurosamente. Esto nos evitará rechazar los actos que automáticamente pierden elegibilidad al no cumplir con los términos.
Cada punto establecido es fundamentado por los intereses y objetivos del festival. Cada uno de los puntos deben ser considerados como obligatorios, ya que cada rubro corresponde al filtro que define el ser parte de la selección o no.

REQUERIMIENTOS
MUTEK.MX es un festival que impulsa la creación de puentes entre el arte y la tecnología. Es muy importante continuar con la ampliación y fortalecimiento de la comunidad creativa de nuestro país y para esto consideramos los siguientes requerimientos:
● Sólo se tomarán en cuenta proyectos o actos terminados (No avances o trabajos parciales).
● Al menos 1 integrante del proyecto debe tener nacionalidad mexicana.
● El proyecto debe ser propio. Las personas que sean sorprendidas utilizando material ajeno serán descalificadas automáticamente.
● DJ Sets no serán tomados en cuenta.
● Todo acto visual o sonoro debe contener un apoyo que facilite a la curaduría divisar el motivo y contenido del proyecto. De esto dependen todos los proyectos para ser revisados y continuar a la etapa de selección.

PERFIL
Estos son los perfiles propuestos por el festival:
● Ejecuciones musicales en vivo, originales y predominantemente de música electrónica.
● Ejecuciones audiovisuales que presentan un uso innovador de imágenes y sonidos digitales en los que el audio y la imagen se consideran una entidad singular.
● Instalaciones urbanas y mapping arquitectónico.
● Instalaciones interactivas y audiovisuales que puedan imaginarse en el espacio social o como encuentros en sitios y lugares ocupados por el festival.
● Cualquier proyecto que supere los límites y desafíe las convenciones en el ámbito de la creación digital.

DOCUMENTACIÓN
Del día 01 de Mayo al 03 de Mayo del 2019 deberás entregar la propuesta en formato profesional (.WAV ó .AIFF para audio / .MOV para videos / Link con streaming de alta calidad) y documentación solicitada a continuación.

    REMARCAMOS QUE SOLAMENTE RECIBIREMOS LOS PROYECTOS EN LAS FECHAS INDICADAS (01/05/2019 – 03/05/2019).

● Presentación de proyecto (Por favor incluir redes y fotos del proyecto).
● Acta de nacimiento (Para comprobar nacionalidad).
● Breve descripción (ajena o autónoma) del proyecto o propuesta.
● Sugerimos incluir algún set, EP, sencillo, contenido audiovisual, de lo contrario la propuesta puede ser descalificada automáticamente.
Instrucciones de envío:
1. Comprime UNA sola carpeta con la documentación correspondiente. Recuerda añadir toda la información que solicitamos anteriormente.
2. Comparte un link de GOOGLE DRIVE , en donde venga la carpeta comprimida con tu documentación al siguiente correo:
3. Una vez que nos hayas hecho llegar el link con la carpeta , el equipo de curaduría descargará tu documentación.
4. Recuerda que nos hacen llegar muchos proyectos que quieren participar en MUTEK.MX 2019, no borres la carpeta hasta que los resultados estén publicados en nuestras redes sociales.

MUTEK.MX y Hennessy Very Special se unen

La mezcla de lo inesperado es que caracteriza la coctelería de Hennessy Very Special y qué mejor lugar para probarlo que un festival como MUTEK.MX que celebra la creatividad digital.

Desde hace tres años, MUTEK.MX y Hennessy colaboran para invitar al público a romper paradigmas, despertar todos los sentidos y abrir espacio para la imaginación. No solamente a través de estímulos sensoriales que pasan por lo visual y auditivo, si no también por el paladar. Los sabores, olores, sensaciones y texturas, se unen para crear una experiencia completa, capaz de enlazar el arte y la tecnología.

Es bajo la premisa de consentir los sentidos, que Hennessy decidió subirle de nivel y enriquecer esta experiencia en la celebración número quince del festival.

Convocó a invitados especiales al Hennessy Room a probar la gran variedad de cócteles y tragos largos Hennessy Very Special en la terraza de Madame Clicquot del Hotel St. Regis en la Ciudad de México. Una vez que los asistentes habían degustado la coctelería y comprobando que el cognac se puede tomar de diferentes formas, los invitamos a disfrutar de todos los performances e instalaciones audiovisuales que el festival ofrecía en sus diversas locaciones por la ciudad. Fue así como visitamos lugares emblemáticos para la cultura, como el Museo Anahuacalli, Papalote Museo del Niño, Museo Tamayo, entre otros.

Para complementar la experiencia inmersiva, Hennessy Very Special, creó White Canvas. Una instalación interactiva, itinerante y audiovisual que comenzó en el NANO MUTEK.MX como un lienzo en blanco activado por la luz.

Durante los seis días del festival, esta pieza fue mutando hasta terminar en el Nocturne 1 y 2 en Fábrica convertido en una experiencia polisensorial habitable para la proyección del filme inmersivo Four Worlds. La película de Mark Pritchard & Jonathan Zawada, fue además acompañada de una pieza audiovisual realizada por Robert Lippok, quien también presentó su live A/V en la Sala B de Nocturne 2.

Esta colaboración, inspirada por la pasión de impulsar la creatividad, generó la experiencia perfecta para la celebración del aniversario número quince de MUTEK.MX al estilo Hennessy.

Sin embargo la experiencia Very Special, no terminó aquí. Hennessy preparó un recetario para todo tipo de paladares. Desde cócteles frescos, como el Acapulcoco o el Hennessy Ginger, que pasan por sabores más conservadores y bajo la filosofía de que menos es más, como el Hennessy Night o Hennessy Tonic, para luego terminar con gustos suaves y atrevidos como la Hennchata y el Hennessy Jamaica.

Si te quedaste con ganas de probarlos en MUTEK.MX, Hennessy Very Special nos comparte su recetario para hacerlas en casa.

MUTEK.MX: An innovative anniversary replete with unforgettable moments.

MUTEK.MX: An innovative anniversary replete with unforgettable moments.

“Like every year, MUTEK Mexico just keeps surprising us. The curatorship, the diversity of the events, the forums and the venues chosen, the talent, both Mexican and international, together they all make it one of the best festivals in the country.”
– Ibero 90.9 –

We celebrated XV Years with more than 22,000 attendees. In six days of intense events, audiences enjoyed presentations by more than 95 artists and creators from Canada, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, the United States and many different cities within Mexico.

With a program that included Mexico premiers of no fewer than 14 audiovisual presentations by international performers and seven installations made specially for the FÁBRICA space, we saw one of the true highpoints of the festival’s XV Years.

An unforgettable closing took place on the esplanade of the Museo Tamayo, including a never before seen collaboration between Brandt Brauer Frick and the Mexico State Philharmonic Orchestra.


This most recent edition of the Festival was the result of all the hard work which, over the course of XV years, has been organized around electronic music and digital creativity. If the practices and concepts were new in Mexico 15 years ago, the work of MUTEK.MX during the ensuing years has managed to solidify those ideas and to launch them beyond the stages, contributing to the creative life of all Mexico with passion, dedication, and inspiration. It seems only yesterday that MUTEK first arrived in Mexico to plant the seeds that would gradually become one of the most important festival experiences in the capital city.

In marking the XV anniversary of MUTEK, in Mexico, we developed what many already consider to have been the festival’s best edition yet, with emotional presentations that altered any preconceived notions of performance, spectacle, and experience. We’ve also seen complete integrations within spaces throughout Mexico City and the metropolitan area. Vision and context have transformed the Museo Anahuacalli, the Prim Public Project space, the FÁBRICA space and the Museo Tamayo into unique situations for fully living the presentations of the international circuit’s most relevant artists and performers who created immersive experiences at once intimate and expansive.

 

From MUTEK headquarters in Montreal, Artistic Director Alain Mongeau described the XV Edition of the festival in Mexico as “an almost perfect event, with incredible artists, incredible venues, incredible audiences, and unbelievable food,” while congratulating the organizers for honoring the spirit of MUTEK in such a tremendous way. “Long Live the Mexico connection!” he relayed on the social channels.


The thread that guided this celebration, beyond even the innovation, was a thoughtful questioning that prompted many of the interventions by the artists and exhibitors from the 19th to the 25th of this past November. 70 national and international artists lived the experience alongside 22,500 attendees to the festival’s five locations. Exciting presentations included those by Smerz, Atom™ with Robin Fox, Wolfgang Voigt, NONOTAK, DJ Tennis. The striking visuals of Baillat during both Nocturne and the A/V performances. Interspecifics, Lanark Artefax, and JB Dunckel and Jacques Perconte continued to echo in the collective memory of participants, even days after the festival closed.

Notable interventions at the FÁBRICA space included those by Ben Kreukniet and Vincent De Belleval, Craig Dorety, and INTUS, among others, who transformed the very building, providing new meanings and still deeper dimensions.

In a similar way, the work within Digi Lab, ranging from dialogue and reflection sessions within the framework of Amplify to the 360 degree exploration of the creative and virtual reality industries with Alternate Realities of Sheffield Doc/Fest. These merged with the ideas that push and motivate the Festival to explore new contexts and beginnings. With a commitment to always elevating the bar, MUTEK.MX in the context of the technological, cultural, and social, was congruent with the festival’s vocation to continue mutating and looking towards the future.


MUTEK.MX deeply appreciates all of the partners who played such a key role in consolidating these XV Years of work. Their support in sharing our vision and commitment contributed to the cultural innovation in Mexico:

Hennessy Very Special, Adidas Originals, LCI, Motorola, Red Bull, Rentable, JCDecaux, Canada Council for the Arts, The Embassy of Quebec, The Canadian Embassy, the British Council, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Goethe-Institut Mexiko, The German Foundation for Culture, the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Relations, the French Institute, the French Embassy in Mexico, the Japan Foundation, the Swedish Embassy, the Secretary of Culture, and the Foundation for the Mexico State Symphonic Orchestra.

Among collaborators were the Municipal Government of Tlalnepantla de Baz 2016-2018, 3RD Eye, Mayan Warrior Productions, Surface, Universidad de la Comunicación, Centro, Fundación Alumnos, SAE Institute México, Cocolab, Touchdesigner, ICAS, Museo Anahuacalli, Papalote Childrens Museum, Museo Tamayo, the Society for the Arts and Technology, INTUS Interactive Design, Play Group, Quarso, La Cité, Holawave Studio, Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, Eydos, Centro de Cultura Digital, Cardinal Casa de Café, Fondo Semillas, Taller Nacional, Rappi, Duco lab, D Tarima, Cabify, Acapulcoco, and We Love Burgers.

Allied media included Resident Advisor, FACT Magazine, Vice México, Periodic, Time Out México, Filter México, Indie Rocks! Magazine, Ibero 90.9, Gatopardo, Local Mx, Travesías, Marvin, Revista 192, MXCity, Sopitas, Warp, Noiselab, Pijamasurf, Paréntesis, Konbini, Radio UNAM, and Resistencia Modulada.

Among our tourism partners were (for the Gastronomic Route): Azul Condesa, Azul Histórico, Abarrotes Delirio, Delirio, Salacia, Campo Baja, Can Can, Broka Bistrot, La Ostra, Amaya, Páramo, El Parnita, Nirvana, El Dorado, Helados Cometa, Chinaloa, La Lavandería, Fonda Mayora, Cardinal, Pizza Félix, and the Alma Negra Café.

MUTEK.MX Ticket info: International purchase

For all the International community ready to live the MUTEK Experience  in Mexico City, we have full Passports and Nocturne Pass available for international purchase at Atrápalo. You can add accommodations and transport to your purchase!

 

 

Passport

This ticket guarantees your access to the festival official paid activities taking place from November 19 to 25. Digi Lab, Special Projects and Gastronomic Route extra activities are not included.

Abono Nocturne

his ticket guarantees your access to the two NOCTURNE programs taking place on Friday November 23th and Saturday November 24th. Also you can anticipate your trip to Mexico City by directly adding travel and accommodations to your purchase.

BUY HERE

Very Special Early Bird and round trips now available

Next November, MUTEK.MX will celebrate its XV anniversary with a program that will make you connect with Mexico City through innovative sound and digital experiences inspired by innovation and a risk-taking vision. Thanks to our partnership with Hennessy, starting today you can plan your trip and get the most of your experience at the festival by purchasing our limited Very Special Early Bird, a blind Passport at a unique price, and booking your flights and accommodations, all through Atrápalo.

This Very Special Early Bird Passport guarantees your access to the festival official paid activities, which include special program slots for VSEB holders. Digi Lab, Special Projects and Gastronomic Route extra activities are not included.

Manrico Montero: In Memoriam

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La mañana del martes 22 de mayo la comunidad de artistas sonoros, músicos electrónicos y creadores experimentales en México recibió con conmoción la noticia de la partida de Manrico Montero (1973-2018). En MUTEK.MX nos sumamos a los mensajes de admiración y reconocimiento a su trayectoria artística, en la que el afecto, la sensibilidad hacia el otro y hacia la naturaleza, amplificaron su alcance y nos dejan, más que un cuerpo de obra, una actitud ejemplar muy necesaria en el ámbito creativo.

 

Desde la trinchera de MUTEK.MX, fuimos testigos de cómo las exploraciones artísticas e investigaciones relacionadas con bioacústica, biosemiótica y ecoacústica de Manrico se volvieron influencia fundamental entre muchos de los artistas mexicanos y latinoamericanos que han nutrido la programación del festival, desde Fax -con quien se presentó en la Edición 5 (2008) como Estructuras de la Tarde-, hasta Interspecifics, con quienes colaboró muy de cerca como asesor de Nuevas Tecnologías en el FONCA. De igual forma Mandorla, netlabel que fundó en 2005, permitió la expansión y crecimiento de audiencias interesadas en el ambient, la electroacústica y la improvisación. También, la obra y pensamiento de Manrico Montero ha sido parte de nuestra inspiración para el diseño de experiencias de escucha en la programación de MUTEK.MX.

Con el fin de continuar promoviendo su obra y celebrar su vida, MUTEK.MX comparte la grabación íntegra de su participación en la Edición 12 (2015) en el Nocturne 1 dentro del Foto Museos Cuatro Caminos:

Manrico Montero se presentó en MUTEK.MX en 2006, 2007 y 2015 y como Estructuras de la Tarde en 2008.

MUTEK.MX EDITION 15

MUTEK.MX 2017 in images

53 artists from 14 countries distributed in 7 programs and 4 special projects through 7 days of festival featuring workshops, conferences, VR installations, networking, shows and immersive experiences in 6 different locations.

This was MUTEK.MX 2017!

3RD EYE FILMS
Music: Santi Rodriguez



We launched our 2018 event on Facebook

Please join us in our 2018 event on Facebook featuring MUTEK Mexico historic reviews, news, opportunities and benefits. From 19 to 25 November we celebrate 15 years building bridges between art and technology.

SHOWCASE OF CANADIAN AND QUÉBÉCOIS ARTISTS

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.

Magnanime

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.
Style:
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.

Baya

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 ORB AT AMBIENCE

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.




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