From August 23 to August 27, from 11pm to 3am | Society for the arts and technology [SAT]
The Nocturne series takes place exclusively at the SAT this year with an expanded experience on Thursday and Sunday: performances will be presented across two floors, both in the SAT space and under the Satosphere dome. On the agenda, innovative and reinvented takes on electronic music, whether with avant-garde technologies or atypical instruments, all accompanied by riveting images.
Thursday, August 24, 2023
The Efe Ce Ele performance contains intense visuals, stroboscopic effects and loud music.
The Paraadiso performance contains light flashes, stroboscopic effects, harsh sounds and noise and fast music.
The Amselysen & Racine performance contains intense sound frequencies.
Cache/Spirit by Animistic Beliefs & Jeisson Drenth contains lound and fast music, intense sound frequencies, intense lights and visuals, stroboscopic effects and fog.
Chaos Butterfly by x/o contains uncomfortable sound frequencies, loud music, intense lights and visuals and fog.
Focus on Animistic Beliefs
CACHE/SPIRIT is the alien love child of Animistic Beliefs and multimedia artist Jeisson Drenth. The project simultaneously introduces the artists and their public to a wide range of languages and instruments, such as Vietnamese and Columbian writings and percussion instruments native to the Maluku islands, as well as contemporary image production and 3D scanning techniques.
Saturday, August 26, 2023
SUFYVN SD/CA — Pseudan Rhythm & Kaminska
Deadbeat presents Ark Welders Guild CA/DE
Honeydrip CA/QC — Psychotropical
µ-Ziq & ID:Mora UK+CZ
dBridge UK — Black Electric & Line Katcho
Physchotropical by Honeydrip may contain brief moments of stroboscopic effects and high levels of bass.
µ-Ziq & ID:Mora's performance contains stroboscopic effects, intense light flashes and mild sexual content.
Sunday, August 27, 2023
FORM by Sakamoto & Intercity-Express may contain brief moments of stroboscopic effects.
Champs Vagues by Joël Lavoie & Guillaume Vallée contains loud, low frequencies and flickering effects.
Focus on Hieroglyphic Being
Jamal Moss’ work broadly draws from Chicago’s resolutely Afrofuturist lineage, as well as the extensive field of experimentation that has defined the city’s soundscape over the past fifty years, from the birth of House to its avant-garde Jazz heritage, by way of Industrial music. Forever in motion, his ever-evolving creations trace a direct link from his mind to our bodies. For his very first appearance at MUTEK as Hieroglyphic Being, Moss promises a live and improvised performance of music made on the fly, never heard anywhere before.
Six days and nights of discoveries and immersive audio-visual experiences
The festivalgoers will have the opportunity to enjoy nearly 80 live performances presented at five iconic venues in the Quartier des spectacles: Les 7 doigts de la main, MTelus, Société des arts technologiques [SAT], Théâtre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts, and the Tranquille Esplanade, which once again hosts the free outdoor stage.
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