A Full Range of Electronic Emotions and Digital Sensations

MUTEK: the international electronic music and digital creativity festival

A globe-spanning program
Neatly scheduled at the end of August, MUTEK will close out the summer international festival program in the Quartier des Spectacles with an artistic offering that will be cutting-edge and unique in North America. Members of local artistic communities will once again take the stage alongside the most innovative international talents, all while benefiting from the impressive influence that MUTEK provides outside the country through its various branches and solid network of cultural and commercial partners from around the world.

An experiential, urban journey
For six days and six nights, MUTEK festivalgoers will be able to enjoy more than 80 performances in the heart of the city. This year, the Festival will take place in a variety of locations that are all walking distance from one another, to promote a relaxed yet optimized journey of discovery: the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], MTELUS, Place des Arts’ Théâtre Maisonneuve—with the new esplanade Tranquille as its epicenter, which, for the first time, will be home to MUTEK’s free outdoor stage.

A plethora of sensations for all
At each destination, a unique sensory experience awaits spectators of all ages and backgrounds, who will navigate through a multitude of soundscapes and fascinating visual worlds. In total, more than 100 artists from 21 countries will share their know-how and passion for electronic music and digital arts through a panorama of contemporary creativity.

Nocturne | August 24-28 | MTELUS + Society for Arts and Technology
The Nocturne series is dedicated to electronic music’s more rhythmic and enthralling forms of expression and features original, immersive scenography. It’s the best way to dance while satisfying one’s artistic curiosity.

Play | August 25-27 | Society for Arts and Technology
The three nights of the Play series make way for experimentation and highlight the exploratory, visceral, and playful character of contemporary artists in digital art, audiovisual creation, and electronic music.

A/Visions | August 26-27| Place des Arts’ Théâtre Maisonneuve
At the heart of both A/Visions programs are large-scale, sensory audiovisual creations that merge images, sounds, and technologies. It is the festival’s most essential series and is a wise choice for an epicurean audience in search of novelty and escape.

Expérience | August 23-28| Esplanade Tranquille
Every day from 5:00pm to 11:00pm, the free outdoor stage of the Expérience series guides Montrealers and tourists to the celebratory and eclectic—and a meeting of musical styles. It is a true panorama of contemporary electronic music, and its selection is designed to be accessible to all and serve up stunning memories on the new Esplanade Tranquille.

Special Event | August 23| MTELUS
As part of a special opening event, MUTEK presents a spectacular audiovisual collaboration that features a musical performance by renowned artist Max Cooper, as he conducts a 3D light field developed by the UK design collective Architecture Social Club.

For the full list of event and artists, and to purchase your tickets visit: www.mutek.org