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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 – 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

MUTEK MX Recommends – July 16 to 21th

MUTEK MX Recommends – July 16 to 21th

Fresh releases, what to do in Mexico City, and relevant news from and for the MUTEK MX community.

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 July 15th to 20th: 

MUTEK Buenos Aires releases its First Wave of Confirmed Artists

A few days ago MUTEK Buenos Aires announced its First Wave of Artists for its Edition 3, to be held this September just after the 20th Anniversary of MUTEK Montreal and just before Mexico’s Edition 16.  These 20+ artists represent MUTEK at its core: the new South American avant-garde is represented with Ale Hop (PE), IMAABS (CL) and Joaquina Salgado (AR) along with internationally renowned cutting-edge artists such as Hiroaki Umeda (JP) and Push 1 Stop & Wiklow (CA) who will present their most recent multimedia performances. Find all about MUTEK Buenos Aires here.

On the road to MUTEK Montreal’s 20th Anniversary: ​​Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho’s canadian premiere

One of the highlights of MUTEK MX Edition 15 definitely was Organismos oníricos, a performance by Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho that will have its Canadian premiere in August, as part of the 20th Anniversary of MUTEK Montreal. Producer Luis Trasto aka Nueve Vidas specializes in analog modular synthesizer live performance (we have seen him behind huge Euroracks with duo Alias ​​616), while Fernando Sica aka Rimiyoho, illustrator and visual artist, mixes painting and graffiti  techniques with digital tools for live visuals. This hybrid between analogue and digital processes makes the essence of Organismos oníricos, an audiovisual ecosystem that aims to reconnect us with the sacred. Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho will share the stage with Deena Abdelwahed, Overmono, 404.zero, Bendik Giske, Circle Of Live, Ryoichi Kurokawa and Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble, artists that will also be performing in México City this November as part of MUTEK MX Edition 16. 

 

Pedro Maia announces new A/V collaboration with Shapednoise for Berlin Atonal

In addition to a solid career that includes individual and collective exhibitions in places such as the Tokyo Contemporary Art Museum and Edinburgh’s International Film Festival, Pedro Maia has become one of the favorite video scenographers of festivals such as Unsound, Dekmantel and the extinct All Tomorrow’s Party. His abstract, emotional and vivid style is the result of combining analogue media such as film in 8 and 16 mm and live cinema with digital edition, and has become the perfect visual complement to the music of artists such as Robert Lippok, Shackleton, Tropic Of Cancer, Gala Drop and Fennesz. A few days ago, Pedro Maia announced the premiere of Aesthesis, a new A/V collaboration with Italian producer Shapednoise, which will be premiered at the end of August at Berlin Atonal festival. After this premiere and a summer mini-tour that includes presentations at Flow (Finland) and Visions (France) festivals, Vessel & Pedro Maia will arrive to Mexico City to present the Queen of Golden Dogs A/V performance for MUTEK MX Edition 16

 

 

Refik Anadol’s new digital sculpture reinterprets data obtained from the Black Sea

After premiering Latent History in Stockholm and being called “The Leonardo Da Vinci of the 21st century”  by the press, artist Refik Anadol returned to his home country, Turkey, to inaugurate a new piece. Black Sea is a digital sculpture that reinterprets the data collected by a high frequency radar that floated for a year over the most remote areas of the Black Sea coast; Through the use of AI and other digital media, Refik transformed the practice of ‘data visualization’ of the information collected on the radar into an aesthetic experience full of poetry and abstraction. 

 

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Mensajes Sonoros #12 @ Centro de Cultura Digital

This series promoted by the CCD invites Mexican artists, dedicated mainly to sound and visual experimentation, to develop a live performance in resonance with the architectural spaces of CCD. Turning Torso, Enrique Arriaga and Malitzin Cortes are some of the artists who have participated in previous Mensajes Sonoros editions. This week, for the 12th edition of the series, the CCD presents the duo AMNL PRNT in collaboration with the visual artist Cirrina Lab (both projects were part of the Mexican artist representation at MUTEK MX in 2018). Mensajes Sonoros #12 can be enjoyed live from the Cinema Más Alla room or through the streaming channels of the CCD.

➤ Mensajes Sonoros #12

Thursday, July 18th – 20:00 h. 

Centro de Cultura Digital – Free entrance – All ages 

 

➤ Ableton Live Production Workshop

With Nicolás Guerrero aka White Visitation

Starts Wednesday July 17th – 19:00 h. – 6 sessions

Radio Nopal – Info: contacto@radionopal.com

 

➤ AAAA, Me&Myself y Jon Orve en Yu Yu

Saturday July 20th – 22:30 h.

Yu Yu – Presale: $150 – Mandatory ID – Age: +21