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21ST EDITION - DIGITAL CREATIVITY AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC
August 26 to 30, 2020
One of Montréal’s most innovative summer festivals, MUTEK takes over several venues in the Quartier des spectacles, adding its own late-summer heat to the city. In live audiovisual performances, late nights of electronic music, free outdoor shows, immersive sonic artistry and industry conferences, the festival boldly investigates our world’s digital tendencies.
For over 20 years, MUTEK’s show roster has highlighted major and emerging international and local artists, while the festival’s newer FORUM_IMG investigates digital technologies and artistic practices.
Relax, dance and make friends under the sun at MUTEK’s free Expérience stage on the Esplanade of the Place des Arts. Later, the A/Visions program features astounding audiovisual spectacles in a theatre setting.
MUTEK's Nocturne nights are legendary for deep listening and serious dancing with incredible visuals to match, spanning venues like MTELUS and Studio des 7 Doigts. Meanwhile, the festival's Play series focuses on new music and visuals from groundbreaking artists.
At this year’s 20th edition, experience immersive AV work by Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa, Russian duo 404.zero, Drew McDowall with Florence To, Italian collective fuse*, sound artists France Jobin and Richard Chartier with visuals by Markus Heckmann, plus screen-free performances by Tim Hecker & Konoyo Ensemble and composer Kazuya Nagaya.
At Nocturne nights catch techno producer Blawan, British rapper-producer GAIKA, Iranian composer Ash Koosha, Swedish producer Matt Karmil, UK producer Call Super, supergroup Circle of Live, footwork queen Jlin, Rrose and Lucy as Lotus Eater, Ecuadorian Nicola Cruz, the polyrhythms of TM404 and many more. Experimental sound designer Jan Jelinek, Gudrun Gut’s dubbed-out pop, Kathy Hinde's ecological audiovisuals, Suuns front man Ben Shemie and more join the Play program.
With so much to take in at MUTEK, go early, stay late and experience the mind-blowing reality of today’s electronic music and art.
Aug 26 to 30, 2020: Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, noon.
Free activities and Fees for activities