"An international festival now in its 11th year, MUTEK celebrates electronic music. (...) Every year the lineup is gloriously eclectic, in both sound and origin." - New York Times
Kicking off our second decade as one of the globe’s premier showcases for cutting-edge electronic music and digital creativity, MUTEK 2010’s guiding principle was to raise the festival to new heights by striking an equilibrium among MUTEK’s many historical strengths. Critics and audience alike agreed, MUTEK 2010 was the festival’s most ambitious edition yet. Furthermore, recognizing MUTEK’s longstanding contribution to the digital arts, the Conseil des Arts de Montréal named MUTEK winner of their 25th Grand Prix, the most prestigious prize that can be awarded to an artistic organization locally.
The 2010 festival lineup was about bringing back festival favourites to present new and ever-daring projects, showcasing acts that organizers have pursued for years, highlighting the most promising of new discoveries, and spotlighting originality that defies easy categorization. 174 artists and specialists from 14 different countries contributed to the 85 performances and projects presented as part of MUTEK’s artistic and professional program, including 16 Canadian, 10 North-American and 6 world premieres.
Actress UK / Alexandre St_Onge CA / Arnaud Rivière FR / Aun CA /Ben Frost AU / Brandt Brauer Frick DE / Carl Michael Von Hausswolff SE / Cheap and Deep US / Chris Hreno CA / Dave Aju US / Debashis Sinha CA / Demdike Stare UK / Dixon DE / DJ Koze DE / Eleh US / Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts CA / Henrik Schwarz DE / Herman Kolgen CA / Hyena Hive CA / Ikonika UK / Jacek Sienkiewicz PL / Jean-Pierre Aubé CA / Jedi Electro CA / Jon Hopkins UK / King Midas Sound UK / Krill.Minima DE / Marsen Jules DE / Matias Aguayo Presents Cómeme CL / Matmos US / Melissa Mongiat CA / Minilogue SE / Moritz Von Oswald Trio DE / Mossa CA / Mouna Andraos CA / Mouse On Mars DE / Nathan Fake UK / Nicolas Jaar CL / Nurse With Wound UK / Orphx CA / Overcast Sound CA / Paul Dolden CA / Paul Kalkbrenner DE / Pépé Bradock FR / Philipp Geist DE / Pimmon AU / Rebolledo MX / San Proper NL / Señor Coconut & His Orchestra CL / Shed DE / The Caretaker UK / [The User] CA / Theo Parrish US / Tim Hecker CA / Vladislav Delay FI / and more…