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.
> 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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We explore CDMX through sound and digital arts.
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