MUTEK Montréal 2016
For 5 days and nights, over 35,000 attendees gathered for the 17th edition of MUTEK in Montréal, where the festival’s signature and broad spectrum of musical acts showcased a captivating array of groundbreaking material.
Veterans Atom™ and Burnt Friedman who performed solo and together as Flanger, handed in exquisite concerts (2 of them in full quadraphonic sound) that electrified festival goers. The North American debut of Frits Wentink live and as a DJ was a fan favorite. Tim Hecker packed the MAC with his latest show with visual artist MFO. Julia Kent mesmerized with her cinematic cello and pedal compositions. The Metropolis vibrated with exceptional sets from Lakker, Dasha Rush and Francesco Tristano. Plus local artists who made big impressions included Sarah Davachi, Simon Chioini, Project Pablo and Ohm Hourani.
During the A/VISIONS programs, the world premiere of Dark Hearts of Space by Dasha Rush and Stanislav Glasov unfurled as a delicate three dimensional space opera, while Paul Jebanasam and Tarik Barri’s Continuum was a gorgeous and intense audiovisual painting of harmonics and sonic fury.
This edition was a truly exceptional illustration of variety, quality, inspiration and most importantly, community. The MUTEK audience is among the most receptive, open minded and enthusiastic, and many of the artists expressed their deep appreciation for that.
View the photo gallery above for a snapshot of what went down.