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MUTEK MX Recommends – Special feature: Inmersiva 2 International Festival 

MUTEK MX Recommends – Special feature: Inmersiva 2 International Festival 



 

Our special picks for you to enjoy the best of this festival, to take place next week. Plan your week and enjoy immersive art and experimental creativity! 

 

MUTEK MX Recommends brings the latest news and activities from the artistic community that makes the MUTEK MX festival one of the most exciting experiences of the year. Today we dedicate our recommendations to the Inmersiva 2 International  Festival, presented by the Center for Digital Culture, and which includes conferences, workshops, concerts and a group art show. Inmersiva 2 will be held next week, we suggest you set aside the date! See you there: 

 
> Inmersiva 2 Art show 

This year the collection of immersive experiences that you will be able to experience during the Festival brings together four international guest projects together with four pieces from the residents at the Immersion Laboratory of the CCD, all inspired by the motto ‘Other senses, other realities’. These pieces and experiences can be visited between 11:00 and 18:00 during the Festival, in full tours that can last up to two hours, so we suggest you plan your visit. It is important that you register upon arrival, so that you can enjoy the Virtual Reality pieces:

Malitzin Cortes present HYPER_D – Immersive experience

Luis Felipe Alanis present La piedra de la locura – Interactive video

Dora Bartilotti present Voz Pública – Tactical mediation and participative art

Adrian Regnier present Terrestre – Armonía conversa para la fase continental – VR and experimental animation 

Daniel González (CO) and Marguerita Bergamo (ES) present EVE – Corporeal VR Performance. 

Sergio Bromberg (CO) present Marímbula – Immersive experience

CLON & NWRMNTC (UK) present Meta – Live A/V 

 

September 26 to 29th  @ Centro de Cultura Digital

Opening: Thursday September 26th, 17:00 h. 

Artist Talk: Thursday September 26th, 18:00 h. 

Follow the event of Inmersiva 2 Art ShowComplete program

> Opening Concert: Concepción Huerta and Fernando Vigueras present Permanencia

The Mensajes Sonoros sessions are integrated into Inmersiva 2 with Permanencia, the Festival’s opening concert and a new experience of sound immersion and aural experimentation created by Concepción Huerta, who has just released the album Personal Territories through Static Discos, and Fernando Vigueras. In the context of Inmersiva 2, the inaugural concert will take the space of the CCD Memorial to fill its immense outdoor space with the sounds generated by machines and tapes from Concepción Huerta and the prepared guitar from Vigueras. A special occasion, as it has been a while since the Memorial has been used as a space for live sets. 

Thursday September 26th, 20:00 h. 

> EVE: Dance is an unplaceable place – Dance Performance & VRC

“Eve is the encounter between the virtual and the real, to awaken the sensations of displacement.” This dance piece, integrated by four movements (3 through VR technology and 1 live), seeks to generate a trip between dimensions through each choreography and detonate answers to questions such as ‘what causes the meeting between cultures?’ ‘How does the encounter between people and machines manifest?’ Or how does nature behave along with civilization?’ EVE: Dance is an unplaceable place will be presented in multiple sessions on the weekend of the festival. 

Saturday Sept. 28th and sunday Sept. 29th, 15:00 a 20:00 h. 

> Closing concert: CLON & NWRMNTC (UK) present Meta

Meta is an audiovisual performance, but also a live game and soundtrack simulation experience. From a first-person perspective, Meta catches the audience and adds them to the experience of the player who commands a trip between dystopian worlds created by CLON, artist in charge of generating the 5 “worlds” of the video game that is Meta, and NWRMNTC, artist who creates the music that, in real time, accompanies the player through his decisions. Meta is a collaborative project created between Iceland and London by Estela Oliva aka CLON and Ana Quiroga aka NWRMNTC. 

Domingo 29 de septiembre, 20:00 h.

Inmersiva 2 International. Other senses, other realities is an initiative from the Immersion Laboratory at the CCD. Free access. 

 

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19/09 – Martin Rev (Suicide) @ Bajo Circuito 

With Mabe Fratti and Nick Zedd

Thursday September 19th, 21:00 h.

Under Bridge at Circuito Interior with Juan Escutia. 

Ticket: $480.

 

20/09 – Onda Mundial Residency Two @ Galera 

With Detroit Swindle, Klik & Frik, Wadpro and DJ Sobrio. 

Friday September 20th, 22:00 h.

Dr. Carmona y Valle 147, Doctores.

Free access with ticket.

 

21/09 Jonas Reinhardt  @ 316centro

With Microhm, Gaspar Peralta and Elephlab. 

Saturday September 21th, 21:00 h.

Fray Servando Teresa de Mier 316, La Merced.

Ticket: $200. 

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – September 10 – 15

MUTEK MX Recommends –  September 10 – 15

 

New sets by Sebastian Mullaert and Kelly Moran on the radio. The mind-blowing new piece by Refik Anadol. Electronic arts and music to enjoy during this Independence Day Weekend.  

 
 

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

 
 
This is what’s happening September 10 – 15 on the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16:
 
 

Refik Anadol’s most ambitious piece to date has debuted in New York

 
Easily put, Machine Hallucination is an immersive experience that imagines possible futures in the fields of architecture and cinematography. In order to make this happen, a great amount of data and 3D images on iconic sites of New York City has been intervened, reinterpreted and projected on a complex Artificial Intelligence System developed by Refik Anadol and his team of innovators. These projections takeover the new Artechouse warehouse in New York, which has been transformed into a space focused on the development and exhibition of immersive multimedia art. “A never-before-seen synesthetic reality experiment that challenges spatial perceptions” according to the review published by Surface Mag, one of the specialized media outlets present at the opening of Machine Hallucinations.

 


 

> Sebastian Mullaert in CDMX: Two amazing sets and one visit to the Anahuacalli Museum

 A couple of weeks ago, the producer Sebastian Mullaert visited Mexico City, after conquering the stage of one of the Nocturne events in the recent 20th Anniversary of MUTEK Montreal as part of the Circle of Live project. His latest visit to our city was nothing but intense: he started by taking over the booth at Aire Libre FM station, mixing tracks from his next solo release and takes from recent sets by Circle of Live (listen to it here) and reaching his most exciting point in a night filled with energy and excitement with a live set of three hours at Normandie, presented by Dynamic Waves. Sebastian‘s intense journey closed out with a very special visit to the Anahuacalli Museum, where we interviewed him, you can check the feature soon at local.mx. During this visit, Sebastian planted the seed for all the expectations of what is to come with the Circle Of Live performance during MUTEK MX in November:  a six-hour collective dancing session with a strong energy exchange, conducted by the musical intuition of six incredible Techno and House producers: Dorisburg, Mathew Jonson, Frank Wiedemann (Âme live) and Mullaert himself.

 

> Save the Date: Immersiva Festival is coming to the CCD

“Immersive is an international Summit that gathers experimental practices of the fields of arts and science, based on virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed realities and several practices related to immersion”. For more than a week the CCD will become the meeting point between experts and curious alike, artists and makers interested in the alignment of immersive pieces, clinics, conferences, workshops and even computerized gastronomy sessions. See you there!

 

Inmersiva Festival 2. Other senses, other realities. From September 26-29 Centro de Cultura Digital. Program.


 
 

> Listen to Kelly Moran’s set on NTS 

Kelly Moran’s summer has been filled with inspiration and new music. Taking advantage of the last days of heat and sun in Berlin, Kelly’s state in the world capital of Techno music has included jam sessions and recordings with Bibio during their visit to the booth of NTS Radio, where they recorded this session. This fall Kelly comes back to the United States with a few handpicked performances of Grand Piano A/V, including Edition 16 of MUTEK MX this November. 


 
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13/09 – Expansions Vol. 11 @ Ex Fábrica de Harina. 

Con DJ Delphis, Celice, Ed, Paurro y más. 

Friday, September 13, 21:00 h.

Aquiles Serdán 106, col. Ángel Zimbrón. 

 

14/09 – Conference: Duchamp, Borges and what lies ahead @ IFAL Casa de Francia 

With Graciela Speranza. As part of a series of conferences named “Duchamp and the others”, as part of the program ‘Naked Appearance: Desire and the Object of the Work of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons” coordinated by María Minera and presented by the Jumex Foundation and IFAL, Casa de Francia.

Saturday, September 14, 13:00 h. 

Havre 15, Juárez.  Free admission with registration: talleres@fundacionjumex.org 

 

14/09 – Concerts session by El Nicho @ Casa del Lago 

With Paal Nilssen-Love and Large Unit.

Saturday, September 14, de 13:00 a 18:00 h. 

Bosque de Chapultepec. 

Free Admission. All ages. 

 

 

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – September 3 – 8

MUTEK MX Recommends –  September 3 – 8

 

MUTEK Japan is coming up, Augmented Reality and 3D performance by Aïsha Devi, a new sound piece by Vessel and the best selection of digital art and sound to enjoy in CDMX.

 

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

 

This is what’s happening September 3 – 8 on the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16:

 

> New augmented reality experience by Aïsha Devi

EXT, the annual event presented by the English platform  Simple Things, just recently announced a program with talks, performances, and the release of special projects for multimedia exploration and arts. One of the surprises was the confirmation of the world debut of I’m not always where my body is, a new immersive experience created by the amazing Aïsha Devi. Crack Magazine has mentioned that this will be “an unprecedented multi-user Augmented Reality experience where viewers can collectively experience a 3D performance through innovative augmented reality technology, developed with AR specialists Pussykrew and Zubr”. We’re anxiously awaiting the follow-up in this new phase of Aïsha Devi before her arrival at our Edition 16. 

Credit: Pussykrew cover for Zirconia Dynasty

 

> Vessel debuts a sound piece inspired on Clarice Lispector 

Serge Gainsbourg aka Vessel will debut The Passion According to GH, a new sound piece inspired by the novel with the same name written by the prominent Brazilian author Clarice Lispector, which narrates a slow but tortuous descent into madness. Vessel composed The Passion According to GH during his residence at Somerset House Studios’ Rifle Range, an enormous historic estate (which could be considered a castle) built in 1547, which has a hidden studio that houses an artistic community in constant rotation. In this enigmatic and antique space and accompanied by Lispector’s novel, Vessel created one of his darkest and most intense pieces to date. After this premiere, he will resume his tour alongside the experimental filmmaker Pedro Maia, visiting Mexico City for our Edition 16.

Vessel in the woods surrounding Somerset House

 

>  Dates announced for MUTEK.JP in Tokyo

 The MUTEK Global Network continues with one their most intense years yet, announcing dates for MUTEK.JP, which will happen between December 11 – 15 in Tokyo, for its fourth edition. After the recent celebration for the twenty years of MUTEK Montreal, we will close the last quarter of 2019 in Tokyo, but not before vibrating with Edition 16 of MUTEK Mexico in November and Edition 3 of MUTEK Buenos Aires next week.

> Review: Highlights from the 20th Anniversary of MUTEK Montreal x Resident Advisor

 MUTEK “has survived for so long by staying fiercely true to itself, focussing intently on live acts and visual art, as well as offering everything from installations, club nights and theatre performances to free outdoor dance parties.” This edition’s review by Resident Advisor includes five key performances. Will any of them be added to our Edition 16? Remember that there are still many surprises to come.

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04-06/09 – Tactile Exploration Clinic: Music for your Skin @ Immersion Laboratory at CCD 

The Immersion Laboratory at CCD houses as well the Sensorial Research Bureau, a platform that receives the artist and innovator Ximena A. González Gardón with this clinic. “What is our skin’s sensitivity range? Why are there corporeal spaces that cause pleasure while others cause pain? Can sound vibrations activate a somatic experience on our skin, or only on our ears? Which is the role of culture translated into sensations of the skin?” These are the questions that will be answered with practical and reflexive activities, directed at the artistic community. The clinic started yesterday, but you will still be able to participate in this experience that will end this Friday.  

One daily session from 11:00 to 14:00 h.

Paseo de la Reforma esq. Lieja, Juárez.  

Program and registration. Free Activity. 

 

05-08/09: Gallery Weekend CDMX 2019 

The seventh edition of #GWCDMX will connect more than 40 independent galleries in the circuit of CDMX and other parts of the country, with the purpose of not only promoting the sale of works, but also reinforcing galleries as spaces for exchange and dialogue.

Thursday September 5 – 8.

Map and times.

Free Activity

 

05/09 – EDGES / Circular Strings > Interconnection @ CENART 

The EDGES platform, focused on spreading audiovisual arts, is back with the cycle titled Interconnections in the Black Box Experimental Forum of the CENART. With the curatorship of Nancy Mookenia, Interconnections “establishes a dialogue among different types of signals, creating an audiovisual narrative from the machines they came from, the bodies that operate them and the environment that receives them”. This session brings together the sound artist Concepción Huerta with the visuals of Milena Pafundi

Thursday, September 5, 19:00 h.

Calzada de Tlalpan 1670, Country Club Churubusco.

Free Admission

 

05/09 – Mixmag Sessions @ ??? 

With Lee Foss, Métrika, AAAA, Eufonix, íñigo Vontier and Monrow. 

Thursday September 5, 23:00 h. 

Secret Location. Info: rsvpmx@mixmag.net 

 

06/09 – Oblivion Pt. 2 @ Naranjo 356, Atlampa

Con Courtesy, Amelia Holt, AAAA, Nico, DJ Zomvic, &Roses, Kris Berle, Tomás Urquieta, Andreas and Sunday Sunday DJs  

Friday, September 6, 22:00 h. 

Naranjo 356, Atlampa – Info

 

07/09 – Electroacoustic Sounds from Around the World: Italia @ Espacio Sonoro de Casa del Lago 

Listening session at the multi-channel garden. Works from Italian composers:  

Andreuccetti, Cicala, Ferrazza y Molteni, among others.

Saturday, September 7, 13:00 h.

Bosque de Chapultepec. 

Free Admission. All Ages. 

 

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – August 27 to September 1st

MUTEK MX Recommends – August 27 to September 1st

 

Sebastian Mullaert stops by Mexico City after #MUTEK20, a new Pedro Maia installation at Berlin Atonal, and the Open Day at SAE Institute Mexico

 

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 August 27th to September 1st: 

 

> Pedro Maia: Negative Space, work in progress 

The iconic Berlin Atonal festival presents Negative Space by Pedro Maia as a preview of his new performance in an installation format. In this piece, presented as a work in progress, Pedro projects 16mm films on three synchronized cubic objects filled with smoke, in a search “to deconstruct the negative space and give the viewer complete freedom to gaze into the film manipulations. The viewer is submerged into the image, becoming the subject of that image and of the composition”. To transform Negative Space into an installation, Pedro Maia collaborated with designer Marcel Weber aka MFO, who has also collaborated with Aïsha Devi in the scenographic design of some of her live A/V performances. This November, Pedro Maia will complement Vessel’s performance with live cinema.

> North American premiere of Organismos Oníricos by mexican duo Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho

The colorful psychedelics of Organismos Oníricos (Oneiric Organisms) was part of MUTEK Montreal’s 20th Anniversary celebration last week. This A/V performance created by the Mexican duo also known as Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho, made up of producer Luis Trasto and audiovisual artist Fernando Sica, presents, through modular synthesizers and digital illustrations created in real time, a multimedia narrative full of mysticism and nature. Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho premiered Organismos Oníricos in North America as part of the Motion 1 program, sharing the stage with Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones and Gaika, among other international guests:

> MUTEK Montreal Edition 20 mini-recap: what’s coming to Mexico City next november

Last week #MUTEK20 took over Montreal’s cultural agenda completely: with about five programs per day, the festival exuded audiovisual avant-garde in day and night activities, in urban spaces, theaters, galleries and specially selected locations. Some of the outstanding performances of this XX Anniversary will come to Mexico City as part of our Edition 16. Watch this small preview of what’s to come and ensure your access to enjoy this great performances this November

Circle of Live
Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble
Ryoichi Kurokawa
404.zero

 

 

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30/08 – Laurel Halo and Turning Torso @ Yu Yu 

Friday August 30th, 22:00 h.

Versalles 94, Juárez. 

Ticket: $250 + cargos – ID +21. 

 

31/08: SAE Institute México Open Day  

If you are interested in technology as a professional platform and are looking for options for your graduate education, we recommend you to attend the Open Day hosted by MUTEK MX’s allies SAE Institute. It will be a day dedicated to getting to know SAE’s academic offerings through workshops, laboratories and open classes. Among the academic offerings available we recommend checking out Audio Engineering, Digital Animation and Music Business. Access is free and minors can attend withparents or legal guardians.

Saturday August 31st, 8:30 a 13:00 h.

Circuito Interior 184, Condesa. 

 

Sebastian Mullaert visits CDMX  

Just a few days after conquering the dancefloor at  MUTEK Montreal’s Nocturne 3 as part of Circle Of Live, Sebastian Mullaert stops by Mexico City to remind us why he is a techno legend, with a DJ Set for Aire Libre 105.3 FM and his live set as Minilogue in Foro Normandie the night after. We highly recommend checking out his live set on Saturday night as a perfect prelude to MUTEK Mexico Edition 16, as it will be the only opportunity to enjoy the characteristic sound of Sebastian Mullaert before it melts into the live jams of Circle Of Live along side Dorisburg, Matthew Jonson and Frank Wiedemann (Âme Live).  

30/08 @ Aire Libre Take Over: 22:00 a 00:00.  airelibre.fm and 105.3 FM

31/08: @ Normandie. 23:00 h. López 15, Downtown Mexico City. Ticket: $300 + charges – ID. 

 

31/08 – Dance Your Name: 6 years @ Centro Horizontal  

Saturday August 31st, 22:00 h.  

Copenhague 27, Juárez. 

Cover: $100 – ID

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – August 20 – 25

MUTEK MX Recommends –  August 20 – 25

 

Our highlights from MUTEK Montreal Edition 20 and a weekend full of digital innovation in CDMX: Edgar Mondragón, Doreen Ríos, Esstro9, Viiaan and more. 

 
 

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 20 – 25 on the road to MUTEK MX, Edition 16:

 

> MUTEK Montreal Edition 20 kicks off: Get all the updates through our social media accounts

 

The 20th anniversary celebration of MUTEK Montreal starts today with the Forum IMG 2019 by day, and the first of six Nocturne events by night. From today until Sunday, we will accompany Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho in the North America premiere of their audiovisual performance Organismos Oníricos and we will see for the first the time the debut of Ryoichi Kurokawa, Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble and 404.zero before our Edition 16 in November. Join us on Instagram and Twitter by searching or using #MUTEK, #MUTEK20 and don’t miss our livestreams, which will give you a taste of the festival’s highlights directly to your feed.

Credit: Le Devoir
> Circle Of Life debuts a new series: In Concert 

Performance upon performance, Circle Of Live has become one of the most exciting and atypical projects that had ever emerged from the clubbing experience, thus amplifying the creative drive of live jams through constant change. The platform flows through specially located locations, crossovers with contemporary dance and, now, a series that gathers musicians coming from the classical music scene, bringing a whole new sound palette. In Concert will debut in Malmo, Sweden, with a live jam from the producers Sebastian Mullaert and Laurence Guy in collaboration with the cellist Gerda Holmquist, Elina Nygren playing the viola and three instrumentalists from the Subchamber Ensmble, under the creative direction of the composer Nathan Larson. “As usual we have no clue where the flow of improvisation will take us and there is only one way to find out.” Circle Of Live will soon announce new dates for In Concert, in the meantime guarantee your access and enjoy the six-hour improvised set that will perform at MUTEK MX Edition 16.

 

> Contemporary Culture: Digi Lab 2019 in MUTEK Montreal

MUTEK Montreal’s 20th anniversary comes with a rewarding and stimulating edition of Digi Lab, a series of talks, workshops and networking focused on artistic and cultural processes, related to the creation of contemporary digital art. From these activities, we highlight the talk Are We There Yet?: Global Intersections En Route with Deena Abdelwahed, Dora Bartilotti, Julie Matson and Juliette Bibasse, the master class with Circle Of Live and the talk with Gudrun Gut presented by Resident Advisor. You can check out the full program here

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21/08: Conference: Data Visualization as A Curatorial Tool @ CENTRO 

 

The curator and researcher Doreen A. Rios approaches data visualization as an alternative for low-budget, educational expositions. Taking Mexico as a case of study, this project intends to be used as an indispensable tool in contemporary curatorial strategies. Register for free access here.  

Wednesday August 21, 19:00 h. CENTRO

Access with prior register – Must bring valid ID. 

 

23/08: Mensajes Sonoros @ CCD presents: Edgar Mondragón & Esstro9 

Ambient, drone, noise and techno accompanied by breathtaking visuals that revolve around techniques, such as coding, videomapping and real-time coding. The producer Edgar Mondragón and the experimental visual artist Esstro9 have been part of the Frente Nacional of MUTEK Mexico. See you there.

Friday August 23, 20:00 h. Centro de Cultura Digital. 

Free Admission – All ages are welcome.

 

23/08 – Oblivion pt. 1 – Legowelt presents Gladio, Marea, Mijo & Viian @ EXT 

Friday, August 23, 22:00 h.

Donceles 88, Centro.

 

23/08- Onda Mundial Residencia 1 – Bosq, Esa, DJ Jigüe & El Menor y Ali Gua Gua,  @ Galera 

Friday, August 23, 22:00 h. Galera

RSVP – Must bring valid ID

MUTEK MX Recommends – August 13 – 18

MUTEK MX Recommends –  August 13 – 18

 
Batu killed it at Dekmantel, a new high-tech hallucination by Refik Anadol and a workshop to build your own VR Cardboard.

                                   

 

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’s happening between August 13-18 in the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16:

 

> Machine Hallucinations, the new high-tech trip by Refik Anadol

 

Refik Anadol continues with an intense season of debuts all around the world, and just when the Artechouse platform announced that he will bring his installation Infinite Space to their Miami branch, they also started preselling tickets for one of the most ambitious immersive experiences ever created by Anadol to date, which will be debuted on the opening of a new space that will be used exclusively for multimedia innovative exhibitions: Machine Hallucinations, will debut on September 6 at the new Artechouse location, located in Chelsea, New York.

With Machine Hallucinations, Artechouse will become the first cultural space to use laser technology for projection with a 150-megapixel resolution in 16K accompanied by a L’ISA sound system with 32 channels used in order to create immersive and hyper-real soundscapes. Refik Anadol bolsters these tools with his unique mixture of data interpretation, Artificial Intelligence, 3-D sculpting and transformation of architectural environments, making Machine Hallucinations a synesthetic reality experiment that projects and transforms images from iconic buildings and spaces in New York, revealing the hidden connections between the city’s past, present and future.

 

Anadol’s previous site-specific digital projections have been displayed at international cultural landmarks worldwide, but never before utilizing technology of this scale and caliber”, Artechouse stated. If you visit New York this fall, you know what to do first. And if not,   Refik will come to Mexico City in November, with the debut of Melting Memories for our Edition 16. Get your tickets here

> Watch an epic set from Batu in Dekmantel before his show at MUTEK MX

 

Batu is one of Dekmantel’s favorites, and for their 2019 edition, which happened just a couple of weeks ago, he played two sets, one to close the night on Saturday, the most important day at the festival, and a second one for Boiler Room on Sunday. On Saturday night, his distinctive mixing skills shined from 8 to 11 PM, gathering all the day’s energy, transforming into a dancing session that Resident Advisor considered among the top-five performances of Dekmantel 2019, as well as Crack Magazine, which simply highlighted that set as the festival’s “stand out moment” in their review. Although (at the moment) we can’t listen to the legendary three-hour set from Saturday by Batu, his performance at the Boiler Room on Sunday is now available.

Dekmantel 2019 : Sunday : Batu

It’s Dekmantel Boilerroom time… watch me close out the stage live here!

Posted by Batu_music on Sunday, August 4, 2019

 

 

And as a reminder: Batu will return to Mexico City at the peak of this momentum, ready to smash the dance floor in our Edition 16, tickets here.

> Circle Of Live expands their creative waves, making use of dance and analogue gear

 

Feeding the surprise and novelty factor behind Circle Of Live, the platform expanded their distinctive live jams set amongst producers by adding the British dancer Nikita Goile (member of the National Dance Company of Wales) and the live vibraphone of Masayoshi Fujita for their live performance at the inauguration of Waking Life festival, where they performed on August 14. With a live analogue instrument and the energy of a dancer like Nikita, known in the contemporary dance circuit in Europe, due to her organic and timeless and heavily improvised dance style, Circle Of Live is faithful to their commitment of unrestricted creation and artistic freedom. In this session, electronic beats and jams were created by Johanna Knutsson, Leafar Legov, Sebastian Mullaert (COL founder) and Matt Karmil

> The top 5 favorite tracks of the Russel brothers aka Overmono in Filter MX

 

“Their sound is exquisite, their breakbeats are addictive and they maintain an abrasive volume at all times through use of percussion, making it impossible to escape,” says Filter México about Overmono, the duo composed by Truss and Tessela (the brothers Tom and Ed Russell), while they present the 5 tracks that have influenced them the most, which you can listen to here. And remember that Overmono is part of our Edition 16, get your tickets here.

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> DJ Stingray @ Yu Yu 

Thursday, August 15, 22:30. Tickets: $350. Must bring ID 21+ 

 

> Conference: Technological disobedience and recycling @ CCD 

 

If you are interested in knowing more about today’s technology from a critical and sustainable perspective in contemporary art practices, come to this conference with the multimedia artist Juanjosé Rivas, in which he explores concepts such as technological disobedience, programmed obsoleteness, technological recycling, cold and hot technologies, reverse engineering and sound recycling.

 

Friday August 16, 12:00 a 14:00. Centro de Cultura Digital.  

Entrada libre – Todas las edades. 

 

> Timedance MX presents Ploy, Phaedra, DJ Unfollow y SyrupFlowers @ Terminal 

Timedance’s (Batu’s label) residence in Mexico presents a night programmed in collaboration with Ensamble. Ploy is the special guest from the UK, the label’s headquarters, he will be playing a set with new tracks and remixes also available in Bandcamp.

 

Saturday August 17, 22:00 h.  Admission: $250 – Must bring ID

 

> DIY session in the Immersive Laboratory at CCD

 

Build your own Cardboard, DIY style, accompanied by the Immersive Laboratory Lab of the CCD. We recommend registering beforehand: http://bit.ly/DIYagoCCD19  

 

Tuesday August 20, 16:00 to 18:00 h. Centro de Cultura Digital.

Free activity registration online.

 

 

 

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.

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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.

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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.