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Edition 2015


MUTEK launches into its 16th edition with 5 nonstop days of internationally recognized artistic excellence, running from May 27 to 31 at Montréal's Musée d'art contemporain (MAC) and various other venues in the heart of the city. Expect another year of mind and body bending artistry operating at the leading edge of technology, music, digital creativity and live performance.

As digital and electronic culture has matured and evolved, MUTEK is proud to maintain its unique position and reputation for emphasizing live performance in this ever-mutating realm. A core value since its inception, MUTEK seeks out and promotes original creations that unfurl in real time, underlining the immediacy and sense of happening that the whole festival thrives on, for both performers and audiences alike.

With Montréal as its backdrop, MUTEK has always played on the special character and convivial spirit the city is famous for. Visitors enter a sophisticated urban setting filled with multi sensory adventures that include the Quartier des spectacles, world famous restaurant culture and the high spring energy that fills the streets. The second edition of the city-wide Digital Spring, bringing together practitioners and institutions who elaborate the digital arts, promises an even richer encounter for tourists, as well as locals, who use MUTEK and its context as a vehicle to rediscover their own hometown.

The complete festival program has now been announced, including numerous headliners, our exceptional A/Visions performers as well as our generous free activities and performances.

Download the program


Adrian Sherwood UK / Andy Stott UK / Anthony Naples US / Atom™ & Robin Fox CL/AU / Atom™ & Tobias CL/DE / Bangkok Loops CA / Basic House UK / Bassilus C CA / Billy Dalessandro & Ombossa CA / Boundary CA / Braxton US / Cabaal CA / CMD CA / Cobblestone Jazz CA / Dasha Rush RU / DBX US / Daniel Bell US / Débruit BE / Dewalta & Shannon DE/CA / Drew Gragg CA / DROL. FR / Different Fountains BE / Fumiya Tanaka JP / Gunnar Haslam US / Herman Kolgen CA / Hiroaki Umeda JP / Hugues Clément CA / James Holden UK / John Tejada US / Jonathan Scherk CA / Kara-Lis Coverdale CA / Karen Gwyer UK / Khotin CA / Kiasmos IS / Kode9 UK / Lucy IT / Lumisokea BE/IT / Lunate CO / Lvis Mejía MX / Maotik & Metametric FR/CA / Martin Messier CA / Mathew Jonson CA / Mika Vainio FI / Millie & Andrea UK / Mini & Nellyeve Rajotte CA / Moon Buggy CA / Music For Lamps CA / Neu Balance CA / Nortec Collective MX / OJPB CA / Patricia US / Perfume Advert UK / Pheek CA / Pole DE / Project Pablo CA / P.Trafford CA / Racine CA / Réservoir CA / Richard Devine US / Rival Consoles UK / Rrose US / Ramzi CA / Seekersinternational CA / Session Victim DE / Sherwood & Pinch UK / Squeaky Lobster BE / Stärker CA / Steffi NL / Strategy US / Svengalisghost US / Takami Nakamoto & Sebastien Benoits FR / Trojan Horse Of Meaning CA / Waveshaper CA / Wiklow CA / Woulg CA / /||\||\ CA / and more…

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Special projects


Phi Centre
Monday, May 25 - 6:00pm

To further our work as curators and purveyors of leading edge electronic and digital artistry at home and around the world, MUTEK is hosting Digital Delicacies, a benefit event mixing fine cuisine and an exceptional digital mise en scene. These vivid facets of Montréal’s identity come together in a convivial environment that encourages rewarding exchanges and makes new connections.


Phi Centre
Opening reception on Tuesday, May 26 at 5:30pm.
Exhibition May 27 to June 11 (Monday to Saturday, noon - 5:00pm)

Presented by DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art and MUTEK in association with the Phi Centre

Steve Goodman (KODE9) and Toby Heys open their experiential sonic installation Delusions of the Living Dead / DRNE Cartography, a new iteration of their ongoing research as AUDINT. Featuring bespoke subwoofers, directional ultrasonic speakers, and wearable SubPacs, the work investigates the ways in which the military-industrial and military-entertainment complex of the 20th and 21st centuries have used sound, silence, and noise to influence, manipulate, and torture the human body, with the ultimate goal to chart and narrate the evolution of sonic weaponry.

Delusions of the Living Dead / DRNE Cartography includes two multi-sensory environments in the same space: One part film, one part sensory experience, each element of the installation pertains to one side of the vinyl record, Martial Hauntology (a book/print/record) released in late 2014.
Both components run successively every day during MUTEK beginning at 1:00 PM and again at 3:00 PM.

There will also be a panel with the artists on Friday, May 29 at 2:15pm. See the Phi Centre web site for more information.


Coeur des Sciences of UQAM
Friday, May 29 - 5:00pm

MUTEK is pleased to unite with the FTA for a free 5 à 7 highlighting two eccentric talents from the local Montréal scene.

FDG - presents IRRADIANCE (CA) - World premiere

More info on the FTA website.


Société des arts technologiques (SAT)
Saturday, May 30 - noon to 3:00pm
$20 (not included in MUTEK PASSPORTS or PASSES)

Presented by National Film Board of Canada and SAT

The dome version of MUNRO FERGUSON’s seven minute 3D animation inspired by the mythical Greek half man, half bull, MINOTAUR, is accompanied by a session of KID KOALA’s Music To Draw To. Enjoy an immersive and musical brunch and bring your sketchbooks!

Find more information here