“MUTEK, Montreal's festival of digital music and media arts, has already proven itself to be one of the world's premier festivals of its kind. Having already held events in Europe and the US and put on festivals in Chile and Mexico, in March, MUTEK added China to its proverbial bedpost.” – Jon Campbell, Art Fairs International (Beijing)
The Montreal festival, now in its 6th edition, features 125 artists. For the first time, MUTEK collaborates with Montreal’s Museum for Contemporary Arts, on installation work by Skoltz_Kolgen entitled “asKaa”.
Working for the first time with the designers FEED on the festival’s look, the results end up winning two awards from Toronto’s APPLIED ARTS magazine for their work on the overall program (poster, postcard, schedule, catalogue, CD, T-shirt), as well as in the best poster design category. FEED goes on to capture three more distinctions from Montreal’s GRAFIKA awards in the “Poster Design”, “Brochure Design”, and “Overall Program Design” categories. Furthermore, MUTEK’S web developers, PIXEL CIRCUS, also get a GRAFIKA award for the MUTEK website.
For a second consecutive year, MUTEK is named finalist for QWARTZ ELECTRONIC MUSIC AWARD, in the category of “Best Electronic Music Event”. Continuing with its international activities, MUTEK begins the year with a tour, traveling with a delegation of artists to China. Stops include Beijing, Cheng Du, and Shenzen. MUTEK reinforces its ties with two other North American electronic-music festivals, DEMF (Detroit) and Decibel (Seattle), with invitations to both events.
Akumu CA / Apparat DE / aRTIST oF tHE yEAR CA / Biosphere NO / Dafluke CA / Fm3 CH / Galerie Stratique CA / Gallopierende Zuversicht CH / Guenter Muller CH / Jamie Drouin CA / Joe Colley US / John Duncan US / Kapital Band 1 DE / Klimek CA / Luci CA / Marcus Schmickler DE / Meek CA / Melchior Productions DE / Minibloc CA / Nathan McNinch CA / Nego Moçambique BR / Polmo Polpo CA / Pomassl AT / Radian AT / Simon Guibord CA/QC / and more...