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MUTEK MX Recommends – October 22 – 27

MUTEK MX Recommends – October 22-27

 

Sougwen Chung and Refik Anadol nominated for the 2019 Lumen Prize. Un rêve launches his record on vinyl.

 

In MUTEK MX Recommends, you’ll find all the news, up-and-coming 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 October 22 through 27th on the path to MUTEK MX Edition 16:

 

> Sougwen Chung and Refik Anadol: MUTEK MX talent nominated for the 2019  Lumen Prize

Two of the artists from Edition 16 who show the creative possibilities of machines and artificial intelligence, Sougwen Chung and Refik Anadol, may receive the 2019 Lumen Prize in their respective categories; the winners will be announced this Thursday, October 24th, at the Barbican Centre in London, and from MUTEK MX, we would bet on both taking the prize.

Last week Refik Anadol received the Lorenzo il Magnifico award at the Florence Biennial in recognition of his trajectory, and mega-installation Machine Hallucinations in ARTECHOUSE in NY continues receiving praise in the press. Refik is nominated in the Moving Image category for his installation Melting Memories, the very same work that forms part of the immersive experience of Nocturne 1 and 2 in Edition 16. The artists Cassie McQuarter, Anouk Kruithof, Clea T. Waite, Nicolas Sassoon, Ruini Shi, Patxi Araujo and Leonhard Müllner & Robin Klengel are also nominated in this category.

Sougwen Chung, for her part, and her piece Drawing Operations, compete in the category Still Image, which combines a variety of visuales pieces resulting from a process or performance linked with technology or digital tools. This year Sougwen has been part of the creative direction of vanguard festivals such as Grey Area Festival and Alpha-ville, while her processes of experimentation in fine arts, robotics, AI, and performance have continued to inspire in her participation in the 2019 Simposium of AI Now Institute and TED Mumbai. She received one of her most recept awards just days ago in Monaco, Italy, where she was named the Woman of the Year in the category of Art and Science 2019. The artists Stefan Gant, Nye Thompson, Max Colson, Eric Fong and Bang Geul Han are also nominated in the Still Image category. Sougwen will be presented in Nocturne 2.

The Lumen Prize, which has been awarded since 2012, is one of the most globally important recognitions of artists working at the meeting point of art and technology. In this year’s panel of judges are representatives of institutions such as Tate Modern, China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, and Goldsmith’s University.

 

> Un rêve’s new record now available on vinyl

Just one week before announcing Diego Vázquez aka Un rêve as part of the Third Wave of Artists of Edition 16, the vinyl version of Como árboles al cielo… encuentro (OTONO, VAA, Gravy Records, 2019), his new record, was presented as a special session in Teatro Lúcido, which also included an artist talk. Como árboles al cielo… encuentro marks a significant moment in the trajectory of Un rêve, mastered by Taylor Deupree, who has worked with musicians who have strongly influenced Diego’s work, from William Basinski to Ryuichi Sakamoto. We will be able to hear Como árboles al cielo… encuentro live in its entirety en Edition 16, and you will also be able to find the record in the racks of Fhauna during Nocturne 1 and 2.

 

>  Techno ready to burn: new track by Deadbeat with T.Raumschmiere.

After launching the beautiful and delicate Trinity Thirty (Constellation, 2019), a tribute to the band Cowboy Junkies with the artist and singer Fatima Camara, Deadbeat has fully immersed himself in a reintroduction with techno and beats ready for the club. There are the tracks from Jacks and slow dances EP (Visionquest Music, 2019) and, now, a new track with T.Raumschmiere for the compilation SOUVENIR#100 on Souvenir Music. The track “Masters of Disaster”, the name that  T.Raumschimere and Deadbeat have also signed to a couple of releases, strongly marks the hard rhythms that Deadbeat will bring to the floor of Nocturne 2 this Edition 16.

If you haven’t heard Trinity Thirty we definitely recommend it: it’s Deadbeat’s smoothest and most pop side, exploring downtempo, dreambeats, and for the first time… singing.  It’s a gem.

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – October 1 – 6

MUTEK MX Recommends – October 1-6

 

John Talabot’s New Label, Ten Years of Dub with Deadbeat and a surprise in collaboration with Sónar Mexico.

 

In MUTEK MX Recommends, you’ll find all the news, up-and-coming 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 between October 1-6 on the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16:

 

>  John Talabot and Axel Boman Start a New Label

The long-awaited return of John Talabot in 2019 has been filled with long dj sets behind the decks, including a couple of all-nighters (here, you can listen to his live session at Moog en Barcelona) and his mixtape for Dekmantel 2019, as existing proof of his current sound. But this has also been a year for new music: this summer we had the release of “Immediate crash alert” and this week, through Instagram, John announced the debut of The Night Land, his new label along Axel Boman, and the release of “Discodrums”, a new single by Talaboman, a track filled with hypnotic groove and cosmic sounds that you can listen to now:

>  Enjoy Deadbeat’s Deepest Dub Sounds in this New Compilation

The prolific Scott Monteith, who is focused on training new digital artists and software development, just released a very special compilation on BLKRTZ, the label that has released all his productions and collaborations as Deadbeat. The Echocord Sessions 2019-2019, published at the end of this summer, puts together eleven tracks released by the iconic Echocord label throughout the last decade, transforming in a radiography of time and showing us the full plasticity that Deadbeat is capable of achieving, inspired by Dub from ‘traditional’ moments, such as “Vampire Dub”, to the acid frenzy of “For Whom The Bell Tolls”.

Echocord operates in Copenhagen since 2002 with Kompakt as their distributor, focused on dub and its most experimental variations, being their signature sound. Their catalogue preserves in physical formant the deepest Dub sounds of artists such as Vladislav Delay, Mikkel Metal and Fluxion.

>  Watch the new Boiler Room by Deena Abdelwahed

Deena Abdelwahed returned to Tunis, her place of birth, in an intense journey that included sets by Crossend, Da Che and Dasha Redkina, among many other Tunisian talents, which you need to follow up close. Deena’s set for the first Boiler Room in this city is a powerful combination of representative sounds from the Middle East along with some other Leftfield Club gems, a perfect introduction before her performance at Edition 16, in which she will interpret the full live version of her magnificent album Khonnar.

>  New remix by Sebastian Mullaert to John Metcalfe

John Metcalfe is one of the low-key cutting-edge cult figures from the past century. He’s the co-founder of The Durutti Column, contributing to the release of the sub-label Factory Classical, and his connection to the Manchester scene has led him to making arrangements for artists like Peter Gabriel, Pretenders and Graham Coxon, by playing the viola, his main instrument, in albums by artists like Max Richter, Goldfrapp, Blur and even Coldplay. What’s more, he’s part of the credits of the iconic album Hex by Bark Psychosis. In between all of this, Metcalfe has his own career as a composer and he’s about to release a new anthology with remixes, commissioned by five electronic music artists, including our dear Sebastian Mullaert. His remix to “So Clear” has been debuted via Beatburger and you can listen to it here. Along with the premiere of this remix, Sabastian has announced the release of his new record, A Place Called •  Inkost (Kontra Music, 2019) for November 4th, and the first single is out now:

Sebastian Mullaert will come to Edition 16 with Circle of Live, a six-hour long set, along Dorisburg, Frank Wiedermann (Âme Live) and Mathew Jonson.  Get your ticket here.

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01-04/10 – This week only: Nocturne Pass + Sónar México Ticket 

Nocturne Pass MUTEK MX + Sónar México General Ticket:  $2199. 

Nocturne Pass MUTEK MX + Sónar México Plus Ticket: $2999. 

Important: The Nocturne Pass, like all MUTEK MX tickets, is for general admission. Tickets fee of additional charges. Purchase with cash or card.

Available in Casa MUTEK. Fraternidad de la UC.

Tuesday October 1 through Friday October 4, 16:00 to 18:00 h. 

Avenida Mexico 200, Hipódromo.

18+, must show valid ID

 

03/10 – Dave Quam @ POV Magazine 5th Anniversary in Terminal

With Phaedra, Dj Chedraui, Eustela and Ga. 

Thursday, October 3, 21:00 h.

Simón Bolívar esq. 5 de Mayo, Centro Histórico. 

Tickets: $100 <00:00 h.>$150

 

05/10 – Electroacoustic sounds from around the World: Korea @ Casa del Lago 

Curated and interpreted by Pedro Castillo. Composers: Young-Shin Choi, Chloe Yoon and more. 

Saturday, October 5, 13:00 h.

Bosque de Chapultepec Primera Sección.

Free Admission.

 

05/10 – Sónar México @ Parque Bicentenario

With Richie Hawtin, Skepta, Charlotte De Witte and more. 

Saturday, October 5, 14:00 h. 

Av. 5 de Mayo 290. 

 

This is our Phase Two Lineup: Playlist + Gallery

This is our Phase Two Lineup: Playlist + Gallery

 

Apparat Live, Caterina Barbieri, John Talabot and more digital innovation

With our Phase Two Lineup, Edición 16 of the festival solidifies as the meeting point for all the edges of the spectrum of creativity applied to technology: up-and-coming artists like Pétra and Maria W Horn will share the limelight with established digital artists such as Deadbeat; intense dancing sessions like those provided by Ouri and DJ Lag will be accompanied by immersive experiences created by artists such as Daito Manabe, Sougwen Chung and Joanie Lemercier & Joshua Sabin, who will expand what we know as the audiovisual format, incorporating technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics. If that wasn’t enough, our list of highlights grows with the return of Apparat in their full band format, presenting a new album, and the debut in Mexico of John Talabot and Caterina Barbieri. 
You can get a sneak-peek of our daily program and some of our locations, which will host live performances from our Edition 16. The time has come to take advantage of our last Passports, and dive into this year’s Official Playlist, updated with sounds coming from our Phase Two Lineup:

Sneak-peek: More digital innovation experiences this November

With the Phase Two Lineup the list of immersive experiences and multimedia performances has grown in numbers and level of experimentation: robots, cryptography, Artificial Intelligence and new technologies applied to lighting will take us, even for a moment, to new worlds. Here we have a sneak peek:  

 

 

Daito Manabe (JP) presents Dissonant Imaginary 

This immersive installation is the result of several years of research and experimentation between sound, images and brain decoding between Daito Manabe and Dr. Yukiyasu Kamitani.  

 

Joanie Lemercier & Joshua Sabin (FR/BE+UK) present Nebulae  

Nebulae is an immersive experience that offers the audience the opportunity to completely take off from this planet and get lost in the beauty of Cosmos, wrapped in moving constellations and nebulae.

 
Purform presents Enigma 

An immersive experience designed for Domodigital, originating from the concepts of coding and decoding developed by Alan Turing, who sought to decode the Universe that we live in.

 

 

Sougwen Chung (CN/CA) presents Gaia

Extraordinary illustrator and creative technologist Sougwen Chung is one of the artists tracing the path for the artistic collaboration between machines and humans. Her signature is her extraordinary sensibility as a painter and illustrator, allowing her to create unique moments that mix distant glimpses from the past and the future, thus giving birth to visual creation. Gaia will have its world premiere in MUTEK MX

 

 

Vincent Houzé + Dave & Gabe (FR+US) presentan Créatures 

This audiovisual ode to the immense diversity and life forms of Earth is inspired in our ecosystem’s abstract form, growing from micro to macro in algorithmic landscapes.

 

Ali M. Demirel: live visuals for Fennesz 

 Ali became part of the video art circuit as the director of some of the most iconic clips and video-scenography for Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman. His background in industrial engineering and architecture have become a strong influence on his style, which has evolved in video-installation platforms and big format live performances.

 

 

Remember that we will soon announce our Phase Three Lineup. Check Out Our Daily Program.