Celebrate 25 years of sights and sounds at MUTEK

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Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden

This article was updated on April 5, 2024.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, MUTEK brings inventive electronic music, ground-breaking visuals and more high-tech artistry from around the world to Montréal in a program featuring over 100 live performances by even more artists — many in free outdoor shows and fabulously danceable multi-venue parties.

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Extraordinary sights

One of Montréal’s most cutting-edge summer festivals, the internationally acclaimed MUTEK festival of digital creativity and electronic music will run from August 20 to 25, 2024. MUTEK’s 25th anniversary promises to be an unforgettable celebration of the spirit of innovation and avant-garde that has driven the festival since its inception. Experience six days of onscreen spectacles, immersive sonic artistry and late nights of underground techno, house and other electro experimentation.

MUTEK XXV will take over several top-tier venues in and around downtown, including a series of free shows at outdoor space Esplanade Tranquille in the Quartier des spectacles. With so much going on, MUTEK’s Festival Guide helps orient even the most seasoned festivalgoer to this year’s program.

 

Unprecedented premieres

While several world-renowned artists are making their debut at MUTEK XXV, others are returning with propositions that are as bold and captivating as ever. For the first time, Montréal will host live performances by Ela Minus, Factory Floor, Octo Octa, Roman Flügel and Wajeed. In honour of the fest’s monumental anniversary, we can celebrate the return of Cobblestone Jazz, Mathew Jonson, Marie Davidson, Steffi and Pole, who were all part of the MUTEK’s very first edition in 2000.

 

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Immersive environments

The 2024 festival features groundbreaking collaborations and masterful performances that brilliantly merge sound and light: Aïsha Devi, Amnesia Scanner & Freeka Tet, Evian Christ, Myriam Bleau & Nien Tzu Weng, not to mention the audiovisual experience of British artist Kode9. Other not-to-be-missed audio and visual performances include Meuko! Meuko! and NONEYE from Taiwan, Berlin-based Zoë Mc Pherson & Alessandra Leonne, Jacques and Malibu live from France. 

 

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Emerging voices

MUTEK XXV will welcome a selection of artists currently distinguishing themselves worldwide through their singular sounds and aesthetics, including Aya, Ayesha, Bored Lord, Lamin Fofana, Maara, N3ZHA and Rhyw. It will also take over New City Gas for a unique evening and exceptional triple bill featuring the new electronic projects of Kara-Lis Coverdale and Patrick Watson, as well as saxophonist Colin Stetson, for his first-ever performance at the festival.

 

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Get a taste

There are two playlists available to get you prepped for MUTEK XXV. Pick up a pass or individual tickets to suit your schedule, whether you’re all in with a MUTEK Passport or simply ready to dance the weekend away with a Weekend Light Pass. Meanwhile, before and during the festival, check out performances, talks and more on MUTEK’s free virtual platform. With so much to take in at MUTEK, go early, stay late and discover the future-driven next level in electronic music and art.

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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