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Entrancing Melodies

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.

Nocturne 1

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Abdul Lateef & The Distraction Machine CA/QCMusic For The Apocalypse
Brett Bolton USPhases
Open Reel Ensemble JPMagneticpunks
Carmen Jaci & Matthew Schoen CA/NL


Nocturne 2

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Espace SAT

x/o CAChaos Butterfly
Animistic Beliefs & Jeisson Drenth NLCache/Spirit
Paraadiso IT/UK
Efe Ce Ele CO/ESOtres


Twin Rising CA/QC & Isotone
Kyoka JP/DE & BunBun & Alex Vlair
Nadia Struiwigh NLBirds of Paradise & BunBun & Alex Vlair
Eƨƨe Ran CA/QC & Diagraf
Amselysen & Racine CA/QC & Diagraf

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.

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CACHE SPIRIT press 00 min

Nocturne 3

Friday, August 25, 2023

Outro ARIntemperie
upsammy & Jonathan Castro NL+PE/NLGerms in a Population of Buildings
Nick León US & Kaminska
Halina Rice UKNew Worlds
Quan & D.B.Y VN/QC+FR/QC & Line Katcho

New Worlds by Halina Rice contains stroboscopic effects.


Nocturne 4

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.


Nocturne 5

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Espace SAT

Deena Abdelwahed TN/FR — Jbal Rrsas
Hieroglyphic Being US & Kaminska
Manami Sakamoto & Intercity-Express JP — FORM
Joël Lavoie & Guillaume Vallée CA/QC — Champs Vagues


Sapphire Slows JP
Salamanda KR & Myriam Boucher
Pascale Project CA/QC — G.P.O. & Isotone
Page Vide CA/QC — Après vie & Jules Roze
Priori x Shoeg CA/QC+ES/CAT
The Cyclist IE & Jules Roze

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.

Join his Sonic Cult


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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