Artists

Guillaume Coutu-DumontCA/QC
Guillaume Coutu-DumontCA/QC
Guillaume Coutu-DumontCA/QC
Guillaume Coutu-DumontCA/QC

Guillaume Coutu-DumontCA/QC
Guillaume Coutu-DumontCA/QC
Guillaume Coutu-DumontCA/QC
Guillaume Coutu-DumontCA/QC

Experience 2

09.10 | 21:00 EDT
Live: 21:00 EDT

Expérience 2 Virtual - Première

09.10 | 21:00_23:30 EDT
Live: 21:00 EDT

Expérience 2 Virtual - Replay 2

09.11 | 15:00_17:15 EDT
Live: 15:00 EDT

Expérience 2 Virtual - Replay 1

09.11 | 08:00_10:15 EDT
Live: 08:00 EDT

Guillaume Coutu-DumontCA/QC

Guillaume Coutu-DumontLes Empires

Guillaume Coutu-Dumont’s prolific career has spanned across multiple musical groups, influences, and countries. Initially a student of electroacoustics, latin and classical percussion, Coutu-Dumont entered Montréal’s techno and microhouse events through bands such as EGG and Chic Miniature, before moving to Paris and Berlin. Years abroad have seen him play as Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts, a music project filled with latin, jazz, and house influences, which he pursued upon his return to Montreal after a decade. Back at home, Coutu-Dumont now alternates between live projects such as trio Auflassen, which performed during MUTEK Festival’s last edition, as well as the Flabbergast duo with Vincent Lemieux.

Coutu-Dumont
has become somewhat of a staple of the MUTEK experience. After over a dozen performances at the festival, he returns once more with Les Empires, a performance situated in mythology, childhood memories of TV cartoon shows, and movie soundtracks. Inspired by Early Krautrock musicians Manuel Göttsching and Klaus Schulze, he creates retro-futuristic pieces filled with the warmth and imperfections typical to the ambient synth sounds from this bygone era. Soft percussions and simple, repetitive melodies create a hypnotic and nostalgic atmosphere reminiscent of a time that may have never existed after all.

Who

Berlin-based Montréaler musician Guillaume Coutu-Dumont, performing under Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts, as well as member of Auflassen and Flabbergast.

Style

Ambient, Experimental

Labels

Musique Risquée, Circus Company, Mule Musiq

Latest

Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts - The Side Effects Selections (2020)

More

Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts’ Sélection Surnaturelle (2006) was among the first EPs to be published under MUTEK Festival’s music label, MUTEK_REC.

MUTEKs

Montréal: 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2003

Barcelona: 2019

Buenos Aires: 2017