Published Mar 16, 2009MUTEK has announced the initial line-up of the Montreal festival's tenth anniversary edition and, as always, there is no shortage of quality acts.
In the initial batch of confirmed artists, highlights include the premiere of their legendary and rare Cyclo (a duo made up of Japan's Ryoji Ikeda and Germany's Carsten Nicolai), Appleblim, Alva Noto, Moderat, Modern Deep Left Quartet, Akufen and, perhaps most excitingly, Kompakt head Wolfgang Voigt, who will give his Gas project its North American debut at the festival. Also, Mutek has confirmed that this year's event will feature a Raster Noton showcase, a tenth anniversary celebration for Mike Shannon's Cynosure imprint and a two-room, all-night event curated alongside Resident Advisor, which will include a headline performance by Detroit's Carl Craig and sets by France's dOP and Germany's tobias.
While the Mutek schedule has yet to be announced, the box office is now open for festival passports, which include access to the entire five-day festival, from May 27 to 31, as well as panel discussions and workshops. Until April 14, passports go for the early bird price of $195 CDN and weekend passports are $125 CDN.
You can get more information and purchase tickets here.
As previously reported, MUTEK is also launching a North American mini-tour this year, featuring performances by the Mole and Guillaume & the Coutu-Dumonts, among others.
Here again are the tour dates:
4/8 Montreal, QC - Agor Hydro Québec, Coeur des Sciences *
4/9 Toronto, ON - Drake Hotel *
4/10 Ottawa, ON - Heaven Nightclub ^
4/11 Brooklyn, NY - Studio B #
4/17 Edmonton, AB - Avenue Theater %
4/18 Vancouver, BC - Lotus Sound Lounge %
* with Guillaume & the Coutu-Dumonts, The Mole, Pier Bucci
^ with Guillaume & the Coutu-Dumonts, The Mole, Andrew O'Malley (DJ set)
# with Guillaume & the Coutu-Dumonts, Claro Intelecto, Andy Stott, MLZ, Pangaea, Ezekiel Honig
% with The Mole, other artists TBA