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MUTEK MX Recommends – October 29 through November 3

MUTEK MX Recommends – October 29 through November 3

 

New music from Overmono and Maria W Horn. Sougwen Chung and Refik Anadol: Winners of the 2019 Lumen Prize.

 

In MUTEK MX Recommends you’ll find the most recent news, activities, and pieces from the community that makes the festival one of the most exciting experiences of the year.

 

This is what’s happening October 29 through November 3 on the path to MUTEK MX Edition 16:

 

> The winners of the 2019 Lumen coming to our 16th Edition:

One week ago the winners of the 2019 Lumen Prize were announced, and we’re proud to share that in Edition 16 you will be able to enjoy the incredible work of three of the winners: Refik Anadol, Sougwen Chung, and Cassie McQuater, frequent collaborator of Kelly Moran:

Refik Anadol: Winner of the Gold Award with Melting Memories, the installation that you will be able to enjoy in Fábrica on Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23. The Gold Award is the highest acknowledgement awarded each year, and recognizes the most innovative and impactful piece, independent of the category of the work.

Sougwen Chung: Winner of the Still Image Award with the performance piece Drawing Operations. Sougwen will present a new live A/V on Saturday, November 23 during Nocturne 2:

Cassie McQuater: Winner of the Moving Image Award with Love Birds, Night Birds, Devil-Birds, the video she created for the song of the same name, included in the magnificent Origin EP (Warp, 2019) of Kelly Moran. Cassie is also one of the visual collaborators for Grand Piano A/V, the performance by Kelly that we will enjoy on Sunday, November 24 at Auditorio BlackBerry:

 

> Epistasis by Maria W Horn is now available on vinyl and for streaming

A few days ago Maria W Horn launched her second album, Epistasis, through the label Hallow Ground. In this collection of four pieces originally composed for a live A/V multichannel that was premiered in 2018 at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Maria W Horn extends her radical exploration in composition to mixing methods of the avant garde and a string section with electronic techniques and digital manipulation. Epistasis can be heard in its entirety on digital platforms and is available on vinyl. Remember that Maria W Horn is part of the lineup of Nocturne 2.

 

>  New album from Overmono. Listen to the first single.

After an intense start of the year as part of festivals in Europe and North America and two brilliant EP’s launched in 2018, the brothers Ed and Tim Russell (known and Tessela and Truss, respectively) have finally announced a new full length that will be released through their own label, Poly Kicks. We will be able to hear Poly011 in full on November 1, and in the meantime you can dance to the first track and get your ticket to see Overmono live in MUTEK MX in Nocturne 1.

 

> New mix from Aïsha Devi for Resident Advisor

“I produce a mix the way I would produce a live set, explicitly narrative and personal. I like to set up atmospheres, locations, characters, drama and a bit of a teaching too. A kind of a Greek tragedy“ says Aïsha Devi of this mix that is also the perfect teaser for her live set as part of the lineup of Nocturne 1.  Read the full interview here:

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – October 8 – 13

MUTEK MX Recommends – October 8-13

 

New music from Maria W Horn and Sol Oosel, DJ Lag in Boiler Room. The return of Varg to CDMX and technology in Abierto Mexicano de Diseño.

 

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 8-13 on the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16:

 

DJ Lag from the home of gqom: Clermont, South Africa

DJ Lag is having a moment: Uhuru (Good Enuff, 2019), the album that pays tribute to the club that he forged, has gained wide acceptance in the mainstream while the tracks warm the dancefloors of underground clubs and forward thinking festivals the world over. As the perfect appetizer before his arrival at MUTEK MX, his most recent Boiler Room session is now available: an hour of pure Clermont-style party from Durban, South Africa, the city that launched gqom and uThayela, genres that DJ Lag has raised to a global level:

Don’t miss his Mexican debut in Nocturne 2, Saturday November 23.

>  This is how Sol Oosel will sound in Edition 16

The presentation of Sol Oosel as part of Edition 16 also marks the new sonic journey of the project, which starts with En allégeance à l’inconnaissable — Une étude en chorégraphie pour le flux d’énergie, a record with Umor Rex that will be performed live for the first time this November. Modular synths and drum machines are used by Sol Oosel as methods to explore mental states and unique ways to meditate and connect through sonic structures similar to those of ritualistic music. The premiere single, “Attunement for a Thunderstorm,” is out now along with a bonus track, a remix by James Place, Sol Oosel’s label mate and another part of the MUTEK MX Edition 16 lineup.

>  Listen to a preview of Maria W Horn’s new album

October 25th, Maria W Horn will release her full album Epistasis, the second album from the Swedish composer, founder of the label XKatedral, and part of the pro-drone collective Sthlm Drone Society. Epistasis will be released by Hallow Ground and you can now listen to the first single: a nearly 10 minute long piece that mixes the harmonic structures of early doom metal and processes based in Tintinnabuli, a style of composition inspired by the mystic experiences of Arvo Part with choral music. In the recording of Epistasis, Maria W Horn collaborated with close to nine instrumentalists, including violin, viola, violonchelo, guitar, and organ:

Maria W Horn will debut her live set in MUTEK MX Edition 16 during Nocturne 2. Tickets available.

>  Circle of Live: a new series dedicated to ambient and new tracks for XLR8

2019 has been an intense year for Sebastian Mullaert and the circuit of producers that have joined the Circle of Live platform, which never stops experimenting with other disciplines and formats, always based in improvisation. In the midst of their recent announcements is a new event series for Breakfast Club in Berlin, In Dreams, which uses the theme of the dance floor to raise the idea of collective improve through meditation, repose, and serenity, with ambient sessions lasting all night. Along with the launch of In Dreams, XLR8 presented their monthly compilation XLR8R+015, under the curation of Circle of Live with cuts from Mathew Johnson, Vril, Amp Fiddler & The Digitariansm and Sebastian Mullaert himself. Listen here: