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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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We explore CDMX through sound and digital arts.

 

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 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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AGENDA | MUTEK Recommends

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

MUTEK MX Recommends – July 23 – 29

MUTEK MX Recommends – July 23 – 29

Mini-documentaries, interviews and our takeover at Aire Libre FM

In MUTEK MX Recommends, you will find all the news, activities and pieces related to the artistic community that makes this festival one of the most exciting experiences of each year.

This is what’s happening July 23 to 29, on the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16:

 

Our takeover at Aire Libre FM: Listen to a playlist with commentary by Damian Romero, the director of MUTEK MX

 

Artist by artist, Damian Romero (the artistic director of MUTEK MX), will present a detailed walkthrough of all the sounds and immersive stimuli that are waiting for us this November with Edition 16. For two hours, you will get in-depth information from each and every one of the performances that will come to the festival this year while enjoying a carefully curated selection of tracks.  

MUTEK MX Edition 16 x Resident Advisor: See the mini-documentary about Circle Of Live 

From the serenity of his studio in the middle of the woods, producer Sebastian Mullaert talks about the ideas that inspired him to gather a group of producers under the name of Circle Of Live (COL), an initiative that seeks to transform the dancefloor experience from a fresh perspective, giving priority to improvisations and free jamming structure in which all participants are able to enter and leave the stage according to the night’s mood, conducting unique music and dancing sessions. While we find out how COL works live and how the perspective of all the people involved has shifted, Sebastian will invite us to be mindful at the club: Circle of Live is a collective space, created to keep us present and open to the surprises that each moment will bring, connected by listening and dancing.

Interview with Bendik Giske: restrictions to reach freedom. 

One of the most fascinating artists that the European avant-garde has given us is, undoubtedly, Bendik Giske. This conversation with Tight magazine is an interesting recount of his life, from his atypical childhood to his decision to leave electronic instruments behind in order to make music using only his saxophone and the circular breathing technique. We recommend reading the interview while you listen to his magnificent album Surrender: 

Unstoppable: Refik Anadol is nominated to the Lumen Prize 2019 and is the winner of the ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico’ International Award

 In addition to an intense season of unveiling pieces and immersive experiences in New York, Stockholm and Turkey, as well as participating in several technology and creativity festivals in Europe, the artist Refik Anadol has received very important nods from the industry: one award and one nomination. Just a few days ago, he received the Lorenzo Il Magnifico Lifetime Achievement Award, whereby UCLA recognized his trajectory as one of its most outstanding alumnus, and he has also been included in the list of nominees for the Lumen Prize 2019 in the category of “Moving Image”. The Lumen Prize For Art & Technology was established in 2012 with the purpose of acknowledging and boosting the best art made with technology all around the world. The news confirms that Melting Memories, the installation that he will present in Edition 16, is an experience you simply can’t miss.

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Analogue summer: visit two locations from Edition 15

 

Throughout the rest of the summer, one of our favorite locations, the Tamayo Museum, will receive those seeking cutting-edge experiences to show their contemporary art collection, as well as current exhibitions, with guided visits, workshops and special visits. And if you want to disconnect from the city without leaving, the gardens of the Tamayo museum are at their greenest this time of year: the perfect shelter. If you visited the museum for the first time during the A/Visions 2 event from last year, you will be amazed by visiting it again during the day to discover all its exhibition halls. We can only tell you that the Diego Rivera collection and the architectural design are breathtaking. Here is a sneak peek:

> Museo Tamayo. Martes a domingo, 10:00 a 18:00 h. http://museotamayo.org/ 

> Museo Anahuacalli. Martes a domingo, 11:00 a 17:30 h. 

http://museoanahuacalli.org.mx 

 

Transpiksel Festival comes back to México

With activities in cities throughout different cities throughout Latin America, the Free Arts, Science and Technology Transpiksel Festival comes back this summer with an active program in Querétaro y Mexico City. You can check out their full program on Facebook

 

> Transpiksel – CDMX: July 25-27 / Querétaro: July 31 – August 2

 

> Algorave at Terminal

Saturday, July 27, 21:00 h.

Terminal Club Antisocial – Admission: $50 must bring valid ID 

 

> Infinite Machine presents: M.E.S.H., Tomás Urquieta & XWolfX

Saturday July 27, 22:30 h.

Yu Yu – Presale: $250 – must bring valid ID +21.

Breves #04



Metacultura.info tiene un reporte visual sobre el reciente MicroMutek.ES Barcelona 2012, concluyendo que “MUTEK.ES se consagra como una excelente vitrina de creación emergente y una nutrida selección de artistas de trayectoria con la especial presentación de nuevos talentos locales para el entorno cultural de Barcelona y España”. Por su lado, Resident Advisor, también asistió al MicroMutek.ES, calificandolo como un “festival jovial y cálido” y comparándolo con el filme The Day After Tomorrow, en donde el festival, al igual que la humanidad en la película de Roland Emmerich, sale triunfando sobre las adversidades.



Mutek Montreal y la revista The Wire alertan a este video nuevo de Emptyset, uno de los artistas que participó en Mutek Montreal en el 2011. El video se compone de imagenes individuales que fueron transmitidas, procesadas y capturadas antes de editarse, una técnica desarrollada para emular el proceso de “cadena de sonido” que utiliza Emptyset para hacer su música. Paranormal Activity meets techno.

Alva Noto, Byetone y Kanding Ray en vivo, celebrando el 15o aniversario de Raster-Noton en el centro de artes digitales Gaîté Lyrique en Paris.

Resident Advisor celebra su Podcast 300 con una mini entrevista y set de DJ Harvey, uno de los DJ’s con mayor culto e influencia del mundo.

Machinedrum, quien participó en MUTEK.MX 2011, comparte un minimix con nuevas canciones que ha estado trabajando para este 2012. (via Self-Titled Magazine)

Dos interesantes festivales de Primavera en Monterrey, el Festival NRMAL en Marzo con Grimes, Gatekeeper, Teengirl Fantasy, James Ferraro y Pictureplane. Y el NOISE Music Festival en Abril con Zola Jesus, Health, Classixx, Anoraak y Drop Out Orchestra. Y si quieres crear tu propio festival, DISCOTECA te dice como hay que hacerle.

Te dejamos con cinco de los mejores y más recientes remixes de Apparat, quien estará presentando The Devil’s Walk en la ciudad de México el próximo 07 de Marzo en el Teatro de la Ciudad dentro del evento MACRO02 del Sony MUTEK.MX 2012.

– por ejival