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MUTEK Festival, an international celebration of electronic music and digital creativity, is proud to announce the (almost) completed program for its 25th anniversary edition. From August 20 to 25, 2024, artists and music lovers from all over the world will gather in Tio'tia:ke / Mooniyang / Montréal for six days of immersion in sound and visual art.

The Festival will put forth almost 80 live performances in several emblematic spaces in the heart of the city, in particular Quartier des spectacles: starting with esplanade Tranquille, which annually gathers an increasing amount of Montréalers, Québecers, and international tourists of all ages and backgrounds, to rejoice each day in the last rays of sun. In 2023, over 46,000 people enjoyed a rich and diverse selection of music, all of it free.

For the indoor program, festival-goers will discover avant-garde artists and electronic music trailblazers from all over the world, with evolving visual scenographies adapted to each space: MTELUS, Théâtre Maisonneuve at the Place des Arts and the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], which now houses MUTEK's offices and offers a new cutting-edge sound and visual environment.

Last stop on the itinerary: New City Gas, which will host a special event including the world premiere of Patrick Watson's new instrumental project, unleashing his modular synthesizer talent in the company of surprise guests.

This 25th edition promises to be a landmark event of the summer. More than ever, audiences will be able to satisfy their desire for discovery and experience memorable emotions, indoors and out.

A kaleidoscopic trip spanning from the origins to the future of electronic music

Overall, nearly 120 artists from 24 countries will be sharing their savoir-faire and passion on stage. Below, a glimpse into the program series which, for a moment in time, will captivate and animate festival-goers with effervescence.

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Special Event | 21.08.2024 | New City Gas

Returning to the monumental New City Gas for a second year, MUTEK presents three original performances featuring internationally renowned Canadian musicians, as virtuosic with classical instruments as they are with electronic compositions.

Colin Stetson US/CA | Film Scores for No One: a Patrick Watson project CA/QC | Kara-Lis Coverdale CA

Nocturne | 20_25.08.2024 | Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]

The Nocturne series takes root all week at the SAT, with an amplified experience from Thursday to Sunday, as performances are presented on two floors, both in the SAT space and under the Satosphère dome. The program features innovative works that reinvent electronic music within a state-of-the-art immersive visual environment. Notably, the duo Technologies of Consciousness, made up of multidisciplinary artists Sonya Stefan and Stéphanie Castonguay, will present the world premiere of the fruit of their Avatar-MUTEK creation and dissemination residency, as well as the dome's committed, avant-garde programming on Friday evening in collaboration with the FEMINAE NOX platform.

Aïsha Devi + }§{ CH+FR/UK | Andrea IT | aya UK | Ayesha US | Bana Haffar LB+SY/QC | Bénédicte CA/QC | Ciel CA | CLOUD BODIES CA/QC | Cobblestone Jazz CA | Cy-Ens CA/QC | Daito Manabe JP | DAPASHU? CA/QC | Ela Minus CO | Fred Everything CA/QC | G L O W Z I C O M B O CA/QC | Jacques FR | Kode9 UK | Korea Town Acid KR/CA | Lamin Fofana US | Liliane Chlela LB/QC | Mesocosm CA/QC | Meuko! Meuko! & NONEYE TW | Mike Shannon CA/DE | N3ZHA CH/CA | Nick Schofield CA/QC | No Plexus AU/NL+NL | Nosaj Thing & Jacques Greene US+CA/QC | Octo Octa US | Orchestroll CA/QC | Pole DE | Seulement CA/QC | Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones CA/QC+AT/QC | Tati au Miel CA/QC | Technologies of Consciousness CA/QC

A/Visions | 23_24.08.2024 | Théâtre Maisonneuve at the Place des Arts

Sensorial, large-scale audiovisual works that fuse image, sound and innovation are at the heart of the two A/Visions programs. Water symphony, light choreography and artificial intelligence take us from the Italian Renaissance to futuristic cinemascapes to a cosmogonic myth.

Martin Messier CA/QC | Murcof & Simon Geilfus MX+BE | Myriam Bleau & Nien Tzu Weng CA/QC+TW/QC | Riccardo Giovinetto IT | SYNSPECIES ES+SL | .WAV Studio HK

Métropolis | 23_24.08.2024 | MTELUS

The Métropolis series is devoted to the more rhythmic, spellbinding forms of electronic music, framed in a dynamic scenography. The two evenings offer contrasting programming, best-suited for thrill-seeking audiences as well as those wishing to satiate their artistic curiosity.

Amnesia Scanner & Freeka Tet FI/DE+FR/US | Evian Christ UK | Factory Floor UK | Malibu FR | Priori & Jek CA/QC+US | Rhyw UK | Roman Flügel DE | Steffi NL/PT | Zoë Mc Pherson & Alessandra Leone FR/DE+IT/DE

Expérience | 20_25.08.2024 | Esplanade Tranquille | Free

Every day from 5pm, the free outdoor stage on esplanade Tranquille accompanies Montréalers and tourists alike in a festive and eclectic mix of musical styles. Note that several surprises will be unveiled this summer for a pleasure that extends into time and space.

Arc & Texture CA | BLK MTR PA/QC | Bored Lord US | CHXMERAS CA | CUERPOS CA | DJ Hermano & OJPB BR/QC+CA/QC | Duchesse LB/QC | ÈBONY CA | [indistinct voices over PA] CA/QC | Flabbergast CA/QC | Jordan GCZ CA | Liftkit CA | Maara CA/QC | Marie Davidson CA/QC | Mathew Jonson CA | Persuasion CA/QC | Piezo IT | Piu CA | Ribambel CA/QC | Siete Catorce MX/US | softcoresoft CA/QC | Virginia DE/PT | Waajeed US

Sensible ticketing with a varied offer to suit a variety of needs

Day passes and individual tickets are now on sale on our website. Passports and Weekend passes are still available at reduced rates until Thursday, in addition to special offers for students and groups of four or more. Please note that, as part of our ecoresponsible approach, 1% of the price of each passport, pass and ticket is donated to EarthPercent, who will double any donation.

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MUTEK Forum: full program announced on Tuesday, June 4

As we look forward to the unveiling of all the experts and schedule on Tuesday June 4, a preview of our selection for the professional section is already available online. Under the theme Utopia or Oblivion: Creating Human-Centered Technological Futures, the 10th edition of the Forum will occur August 20 to 23 2024 at the Monument National and the Society for Arts and Technology. Discover the first speakers who will take part in some sixty activities over four days of reflection, meetings and networking events around artificial intelligence, extended reality (XR), sustainability, the music industry and gaming.

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MUTEK would like to thank its partners, who play a key role in the maintenance and development of its activities and have provided particular support for the production of the Festival.

The Government of Québec, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the ministère du Tourisme du Québec, the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine du gouvernement du Québec, the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, Événements Attractions Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Montréal, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, FACTOR and Canada's private radio broadcasters, the Department of Canadian Heritage, Musicaction, the Italian Institute of Culture in Montreal, the Consulat général de France à Québec, the German Consulate General in Montreal, Performing Arts Fund NL, Keychange, Tourisme Montréal, and Red Bull.

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