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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 – 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