LWE’s Guide to Mutek 2013

Although new, well-curated festivals appear every year, those of us in North America tend to rely first and foremost on a few old standbys: DEMF, Unsound, Decibel, and Montréal’s MUTEK, the flagship festival of an enterprise with wings in Spain, Mexico, and Chile. Since its founding in 2000, MUTEK has focused on a wide range of electronic performance (predominantly live, though the eminent likes of Theo Parrish and James Holden have been afforded DJ sets in the past), from hushed, experimental evenings to all-night club events. This strategy has a number of advantages, firstly allowing artists a chance to perform their most ambitious projects, many as premieres. There are, of course, several in this year’s edition (MUTEK’s site lists 13 world premieres, 14 North American premieres and four Canadian premieres). Beyond this, the festival has booked an exciting array of artists, from established names to young and emerging talents, many of whom are LWE favorites. The collisions between approaches, ages, and genres has always made for an interesting five days, and this year’s installment, which runs from May 29th to June 2nd, looks to be no different. As proud media partners, we have selected our picks for this year’s edition below. You can find out even more information and purchase tickets on MUTEK’s website.

WEDNESDAY


John Tejada

May 29th: Expérience 1
@ 2-22 — 5PM; Free

Augustine Wrong
Stefny

May 29th: A/Visions 1
@ Ludger-Duvernay Theatre — 8PM; $27

Memento Mori
One Pig

May 29th: Nocturne 1
@ Society for Arts and Technology / Espace SAT — 10PM; $35

John Tejada
The Field
Saschienne
Michael Mayer

May 29th: Play 1
@ Studio Hydro-Québec — 10:30PM; Free

Andy Dixon
Chris McNamara
Dislocation

THURSDAY


Martyn

May 30th: Expérience 2
@ 2-22 — 5PM; Free

Atam One
Dead Horse Beats

May 30th: A/Visions 2
@ Ludger-Duvernay Theatre — 8PM; $27

Nils Frahm
Train Fragments

May 30th: Nocturne 2
@ Metropolis — 10PM; $40

Frivolous
Jamie Lidell
Brandt Brauer Frick
Wishmountain

May 30th: Nocturne 2
@ Society for Arts and Technology / Espace SAT — 10PM; $40

Pulses
Lee Gamble
Andy Stott
Deadbeat
Martyn

May 30th: Play 2
@ Studio Hydro-Québec — 10:30PM; Free

Frequencies
4X3

FRIDAY


Robert Hood


May 31st: Expérience 3
@ 2-22 — 5PM; Free

Ramzi
Sonic Limbo
MacGuffin

May 31st: A/Visions 3
@ Ludger-Duvernay Theatre — 8PM; $27

Catastrophe du chronologique
Greyfield : Wavefield
Tempest

May 31st: Nocturne 3
@ Metropolis — 10PM; $40

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Emptyset
Jon Hopkins
Robert Hood

May 31st: Nocturne 3
@ Society for Arts and Technology / Espace SAT — 10PM; $40

Lukid
Boundary
Onra
Space Dimension Controller

May 31st: Play 3
@ Studio Hydro-Québec — 10:30PM; Free

A Certain Vastness
Fünf
Noir

SATURDAY


Âme

June 1: Expérience 4
@ 2-22 — 3PM; Free

Valentin Stip
Jesse Bru
Van Did
Dejuepuchas

June 1: A/Visions 4
@ Ludger-Duvernay Theatre — 8PM; $27

The End of Silence
Crise

June 1: Nocturne 4
@ Metropolis — 10PM; $40

Âme
Cloudface
Laurel Halo
John Talabot
John Roberts
Efdemin

June 1: Nocturne 4
@ Society for Arts and Technology / Espace SAT — 10PM; $40

Emika
Nosaj Thing
Tokimonsta
Letherette
Graze

June 1: Play 4
@ Studio Hydro-Québec — 10:30PM; Free

WNDFRM
Manuel Chantre
Emoralis

SUNDAY


Borderland, photo by Marie Staggat

June 2: MUTEK // Piknic
@ Jean-Drapeau Park — 2PM; $14

Axel Boman
Dewalta
San Proper

June 2: A/Visions 5
@ Maison symphonique — 7PM; $40

Bugge Wesseltoft & Henrik Schwarz
Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory

June 2: Nocturne 5
@ Society for Arts and Technology / Espace SAT — 10PM; $35

Climat
Dictaphone
Borderland (Moritz von Oswald & Juan Atkins)
Juju & Jordash

wndfrm  on May 12, 2013 at 10:21 PM

very excited to play this year’s festival. if you get a chance to drop in @ play 4, maybe you will have a new pick for next time :) cheers.

ptrafford  on May 18, 2013 at 5:43 PM

and bill kouligas is playing an afterparty on the wednesday night
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?469676

McCnx  on May 18, 2013 at 5:57 PM

I got my pass for the weekend and I hope that Laurel Halo plays Sex Mission at the Metropolis. If she does so, she’ll burn the place into the ground!

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