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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:

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. 

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – September 10 – 15

MUTEK MX Recommends –  September 10 – 15

 

New sets by Sebastian Mullaert and Kelly Moran on the radio. The mind-blowing new piece by Refik Anadol. Electronic arts and music to enjoy during this Independence Day Weekend.  

 
 

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 10 – 15 on the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16:
 
 

Refik Anadol’s most ambitious piece to date has debuted in New York

 
Easily put, Machine Hallucination is an immersive experience that imagines possible futures in the fields of architecture and cinematography. In order to make this happen, a great amount of data and 3D images on iconic sites of New York City has been intervened, reinterpreted and projected on a complex Artificial Intelligence System developed by Refik Anadol and his team of innovators. These projections takeover the new Artechouse warehouse in New York, which has been transformed into a space focused on the development and exhibition of immersive multimedia art. “A never-before-seen synesthetic reality experiment that challenges spatial perceptions” according to the review published by Surface Mag, one of the specialized media outlets present at the opening of Machine Hallucinations.

 


 

> Sebastian Mullaert in CDMX: Two amazing sets and one visit to the Anahuacalli Museum

 A couple of weeks ago, the producer Sebastian Mullaert visited Mexico City, after conquering the stage of one of the Nocturne events in the recent 20th Anniversary of MUTEK Montreal as part of the Circle of Live project. His latest visit to our city was nothing but intense: he started by taking over the booth at Aire Libre FM station, mixing tracks from his next solo release and takes from recent sets by Circle of Live (listen to it here) and reaching his most exciting point in a night filled with energy and excitement with a live set of three hours at Normandie, presented by Dynamic Waves. Sebastian‘s intense journey closed out with a very special visit to the Anahuacalli Museum, where we interviewed him, you can check the feature soon at local.mx. During this visit, Sebastian planted the seed for all the expectations of what is to come with the Circle Of Live performance during MUTEK MX in November:  a six-hour collective dancing session with a strong energy exchange, conducted by the musical intuition of six incredible Techno and House producers: Dorisburg, Mathew Jonson, Frank Wiedemann (Âme live) and Mullaert himself.

 

> Save the Date: Immersiva Festival is coming to the CCD

“Immersive is an international Summit that gathers experimental practices of the fields of arts and science, based on virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed realities and several practices related to immersion”. For more than a week the CCD will become the meeting point between experts and curious alike, artists and makers interested in the alignment of immersive pieces, clinics, conferences, workshops and even computerized gastronomy sessions. See you there!

 

Inmersiva Festival 2. Other senses, other realities. From September 26-29 Centro de Cultura Digital. Program.


 
 

> Listen to Kelly Moran’s set on NTS 

Kelly Moran’s summer has been filled with inspiration and new music. Taking advantage of the last days of heat and sun in Berlin, Kelly’s state in the world capital of Techno music has included jam sessions and recordings with Bibio during their visit to the booth of NTS Radio, where they recorded this session. This fall Kelly comes back to the United States with a few handpicked performances of Grand Piano A/V, including Edition 16 of MUTEK MX this November. 


 
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13/09 – Expansions Vol. 11 @ Ex Fábrica de Harina. 

Con DJ Delphis, Celice, Ed, Paurro y más. 

Friday, September 13, 21:00 h.

Aquiles Serdán 106, col. Ángel Zimbrón. 

 

14/09 – Conference: Duchamp, Borges and what lies ahead @ IFAL Casa de Francia 

With Graciela Speranza. As part of a series of conferences named “Duchamp and the others”, as part of the program ‘Naked Appearance: Desire and the Object of the Work of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons” coordinated by María Minera and presented by the Jumex Foundation and IFAL, Casa de Francia.

Saturday, September 14, 13:00 h. 

Havre 15, Juárez.  Free admission with registration: talleres@fundacionjumex.org 

 

14/09 – Concerts session by El Nicho @ Casa del Lago 

With Paal Nilssen-Love and Large Unit.

Saturday, September 14, de 13:00 a 18:00 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 – 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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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 – August 13 – 18

MUTEK MX Recommends –  August 13 – 18

 
Batu killed it at Dekmantel, a new high-tech hallucination by Refik Anadol and a workshop to build your own VR Cardboard.

                                   

 

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’s happening between August 13-18 in the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16:

 

> Machine Hallucinations, the new high-tech trip by Refik Anadol

 

Refik Anadol continues with an intense season of debuts all around the world, and just when the Artechouse platform announced that he will bring his installation Infinite Space to their Miami branch, they also started preselling tickets for one of the most ambitious immersive experiences ever created by Anadol to date, which will be debuted on the opening of a new space that will be used exclusively for multimedia innovative exhibitions: Machine Hallucinations, will debut on September 6 at the new Artechouse location, located in Chelsea, New York.

With Machine Hallucinations, Artechouse will become the first cultural space to use laser technology for projection with a 150-megapixel resolution in 16K accompanied by a L’ISA sound system with 32 channels used in order to create immersive and hyper-real soundscapes. Refik Anadol bolsters these tools with his unique mixture of data interpretation, Artificial Intelligence, 3-D sculpting and transformation of architectural environments, making Machine Hallucinations a synesthetic reality experiment that projects and transforms images from iconic buildings and spaces in New York, revealing the hidden connections between the city’s past, present and future.

 

Anadol’s previous site-specific digital projections have been displayed at international cultural landmarks worldwide, but never before utilizing technology of this scale and caliber”, Artechouse stated. If you visit New York this fall, you know what to do first. And if not,   Refik will come to Mexico City in November, with the debut of Melting Memories for our Edition 16. Get your tickets here

> Watch an epic set from Batu in Dekmantel before his show at MUTEK MX

 

Batu is one of Dekmantel’s favorites, and for their 2019 edition, which happened just a couple of weeks ago, he played two sets, one to close the night on Saturday, the most important day at the festival, and a second one for Boiler Room on Sunday. On Saturday night, his distinctive mixing skills shined from 8 to 11 PM, gathering all the day’s energy, transforming into a dancing session that Resident Advisor considered among the top-five performances of Dekmantel 2019, as well as Crack Magazine, which simply highlighted that set as the festival’s “stand out moment” in their review. Although (at the moment) we can’t listen to the legendary three-hour set from Saturday by Batu, his performance at the Boiler Room on Sunday is now available.

Dekmantel 2019 : Sunday : Batu

It’s Dekmantel Boilerroom time… watch me close out the stage live here!

Posted by Batu_music on Sunday, August 4, 2019

 

 

And as a reminder: Batu will return to Mexico City at the peak of this momentum, ready to smash the dance floor in our Edition 16, tickets here.

> Circle Of Live expands their creative waves, making use of dance and analogue gear

 

Feeding the surprise and novelty factor behind Circle Of Live, the platform expanded their distinctive live jams set amongst producers by adding the British dancer Nikita Goile (member of the National Dance Company of Wales) and the live vibraphone of Masayoshi Fujita for their live performance at the inauguration of Waking Life festival, where they performed on August 14. With a live analogue instrument and the energy of a dancer like Nikita, known in the contemporary dance circuit in Europe, due to her organic and timeless and heavily improvised dance style, Circle Of Live is faithful to their commitment of unrestricted creation and artistic freedom. In this session, electronic beats and jams were created by Johanna Knutsson, Leafar Legov, Sebastian Mullaert (COL founder) and Matt Karmil

> The top 5 favorite tracks of the Russel brothers aka Overmono in Filter MX

 

“Their sound is exquisite, their breakbeats are addictive and they maintain an abrasive volume at all times through use of percussion, making it impossible to escape,” says Filter México about Overmono, the duo composed by Truss and Tessela (the brothers Tom and Ed Russell), while they present the 5 tracks that have influenced them the most, which you can listen to here. And remember that Overmono is part of our Edition 16, get your tickets here.

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> DJ Stingray @ Yu Yu 

Thursday, August 15, 22:30. Tickets: $350. Must bring ID 21+ 

 

> Conference: Technological disobedience and recycling @ CCD 

 

If you are interested in knowing more about today’s technology from a critical and sustainable perspective in contemporary art practices, come to this conference with the multimedia artist Juanjosé Rivas, in which he explores concepts such as technological disobedience, programmed obsoleteness, technological recycling, cold and hot technologies, reverse engineering and sound recycling.

 

Friday August 16, 12:00 a 14:00. Centro de Cultura Digital.  

Entrada libre – Todas las edades. 

 

> Timedance MX presents Ploy, Phaedra, DJ Unfollow y SyrupFlowers @ Terminal 

Timedance’s (Batu’s label) residence in Mexico presents a night programmed in collaboration with Ensamble. Ploy is the special guest from the UK, the label’s headquarters, he will be playing a set with new tracks and remixes also available in Bandcamp.

 

Saturday August 17, 22:00 h.  Admission: $250 – Must bring ID

 

> DIY session in the Immersive Laboratory at CCD

 

Build your own Cardboard, DIY style, accompanied by the Immersive Laboratory Lab of the CCD. We recommend registering beforehand: http://bit.ly/DIYagoCCD19  

 

Tuesday August 20, 16:00 to 18:00 h. Centro de Cultura Digital.

Free activity registration online.

 

 

 

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.