MUTEK Details Announced

MUTEK Details Announced
Montreal’s annual celebration of all sounds electronic, MUTEK has announced the full program for its ninth edition. And as always, the festival will be gathering some of electronic music’s finest at this year’s event, running from May 28 to June 1.

For five days, headlining artists from across the globe such as Christian Fennesz, the Field, Carl Craig, Tim Hecker, Radio Slave and Modeselektor will be rubbing shoulders with up-and-comers and a barrage of panelists in Montreal’s downtown core. Of the 50-plus performances, 16 will mark Canadian or North American premieres, again making MUTEK the continent’s leading destination to absorb 1’s and 0’s in all their digital glory.

Tickets for the festival go on sale today at the MUTEK website and through the Ticketpro network, as well as Atom Heart (364 Sherbrooke East), MOOG Audio (3828 St. Laurent) and Hostelling International Montreal (1030 Mackay). The MUTEK_PASSPORT, which gains you access to all performances, is going for $165. Weekend_Packages, which include all showcases running from May 30 to June 1, will set you back $95. And if you would rather pick and choose which shows make up your MUTEK experience, tickets to individual shows are available as well. Of course, all passes, packages and individual tickets come with the usual tax and service charges. For further details on tickets, artists, events and updates, visit www.mutek.org.

MUTEK 2008’s full lineup:

A/VISIONS 1 - WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 8 PM
Morgan Packard (Anticipate) and Joshue Ott present Tremble USA
Nicolas Bernier presents Les Arbres Canada*
Murcof (Leaf) featuring xx+xy Mexico/Italy**
* Canadian Debut
** North American Debut
THÉÂTRE DU NOUVEAU MONDE – 84 Ste Catherine West
$25 + tx & s.c.

AVISIONS 2 - THURSDAY, MAY 29, 8 PM
Freida Abtan Canada
Nokami & Sans Soleil present Announce Canada
Rechenzentrum (Weisermusic) present Silence Germany**
** North American Debut
THÉÂTRE DU NOUVEAU MONDE – 84 Ste Catherine West
25.00$ + tx & s.c.

AVISIONS 3 - FRIDAY, MAY 30, 8 PM
Ben Frost (Bedroom Community) Australia/Iceland*
Tim Hecker (Alien8 / Kranky) Canada
Christian Fennesz (Touch) Austria
* Canadian Debut
THÉÂTRE DU NOUVEAU MONDE – 84 Ste Catherine West
25.00$ + tx & s.c.

NOCTURNE 1 - WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 10:30 PM
Underground Resistance (Underground Resistance) presents Interstellar Fugitives USA*
More acts to be confirmed
* Canadian Debut
SOCIETY FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY –1195, Saint-Laurent
25$ + tx & s.c.

NOCTURNE 2 - THURSDAY, MAY 29, 10:30 PM
Artificiel and Martin Tétreault (Actuelle) present Surfaces Canada***
sleeparchive (sleeparchive / Hard Wax) Germany
Christian Vogel presents The Never Engine Chile**
** North American Debut
*** World Debut
SOCIETY FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY – 1195, Saint-Laurent
20$ + tx & s.c.

NOCTURNE 3 - FRIDAY, MAY 30, 9 PM
Main:
Millimetrik (Statik Distribution) - Canada
Kid Koala (Ninja Tune) - Canada
Megasoid (Weaponshouse) - Canada
Modeselektor vs. Pfadfinderei (Bpitch Control) Germany**
knifehandchop (Tigerbeat 6) - Canada

Savoy:
Dave Aju (Circus Company) USA*
Metrika (Sunset Diskos) Mexico*
Half Hawaii featuring Sammy Dee and Bruno Pronsato (Perlon, Hello Repeat) Germany*
Jeremy P. Caulfield (Dumb Unit) - Canada
* Canadian Debut
** North American Debut
METROPOLIS – 59 St-Catherine East
35 $ + tx & s.c.

NOCTURNE 4 - SATURDAY, MAY 31, 9 PM
Main:
Noah Pred (Thoughtless) - Canada
Mossa (Circus Company) - Canada
Nôze (Get Physical / Circus Company) - France
Chloé (Kill the DJ) France
The Field live band (Kompakt) Sweden*
Carl Craig (Planet E) - USA

Savoy:
Kode 9 presents Bass Friction (Hyperdub) UK**
Quiet Village (Rekids) UK***
DJ Olive (the Agriculture/Room 40) USA *
Deadbeat (scape / Wagon Repair) Canada
* Canadian Debut
** North American Debut
*** World Debut
METROPOLIS – 59 St-Catherine East
35 $ + tx & s.c.

MUTEK // PIKNIC 1 - SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2 PM
Komodo Canada
Martyn (3024 / Revolve:r) Holland
Kode 9 & Space Ape (Hyperdub) UK
Flying Lotus (Warp) USA
PLACE DE L'HOMME, PARC JEAN-DRAPEAU
(in case of rain, this program will be presented at the SAT at 2 PM)
10 $ + s.c

MUTEK // PIKNIC 2 - SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2 PM
Onur Özer (Vakant) Turkey**
Mathias Kaden (Vakant / Freude Am Tanzen) Germany*
Radio Slave (Rekids) UK
Özer + Kaden Turkey / Germany**
* Canadian Debut
** North American Debut
PLACE DE L'HOMME, PARC JEAN-DRAPEAU
(in case of rain, this program will be presented at the SAT at 2 PM)
10 $ + s.c