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.
> 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