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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 – 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