MICRO MUTEK Dubai 2017

(2017-11-16) MICRO MUTEK Dubai 2017

MUTEK.AE will be a gathering unlike anything audiences in the Middle East have previously experienced. Concentrated on elevating the art of live contemporary electronic music and cutting-edge visual works, MUTEK in Dubai will bring together artists crossing and combining disciplines to create a unique and compelling event. Assembled by a group already intimately engaged with underground electronic music and familiar with scenes in the Middle East, Europe and North America, Director Mehdi Ansari, co-founder of the renowned Analog Room sees Dubai as ripe for developing such a project.

“We’re bringing MUTEK to Dubai because we see the deep potential and interest from people in enriching the city’s music, art and digital culture, which is still in its early stages.” Ansari adds “We’d also like to shift the emphasis away from clubbing and partying in Dubai and offer a new perspective on the way electronic music and audiovisual practices can be profound, inspiring and revelatory. MUTEK’s format and curatorial philosophy, with its commitments to local artistic communities in every city it exists, intersects perfectly with this mission. It is going to challenge and inspire them to join this global community with a statement.”

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This first MUTEK.AE event underlines the organization’s focus on live performance and emphasis on the art of electronic and digital artistry. Headlined by international heavy-hitters Jeff Mills and Dasha Rush, it will also feature local and regional artists, giving them a rare opportunity to showcase their talent. Augmented with the presence of Québec-based artists, VJs and scenographers, organizers can not wait to debut MUTEK’s format and ethos in Dubai. 

Abri & The Dreamfleet (AE) / Dasha Rush (RU) / Dasha Rush & Stanislav Glazov ― Dark Hearts of Space (RU) / ETYEN (LB) / Francesco Tristano (LU) / Jeff Mills (US) / Hugues Clément (CA) /  Nasrawi (AE) / Paul Josef (AE) / Shadi Megalla & Karim Sultan ― Magnetic Fossils (AE) / Siamak Amidi - Skin (AE) / Tacit (AE) / Telmiz (LB) 

Jeff Mills is one of the most influential American names in techno. Lauded for his relentless pursuit of futurism, while advancing electronic music as conceptual art, Mills has defined a unique signature in his musical productions. In recent years he has composed new soundtracks for classic films, created installation works and dialogued with art star Ólafur Elíasson. Previously presented at MUTEK in Montréal, his debut appearance in Dubai will astound audiences and leave a lasting impression.

Dasha Rush began her apprenticeship in electronic music at Moscow raves when she was a teenager. She started DJing at 14, dabbled in piano, and left for France when she was 16. An ambitious experimentalist, and fiercely independent, she continued to teach herself machine music, worked in fashion and sought out multidisciplinary collisions with theatre, dance and installation. With Stanislav Glasov she has developed an audiovisual practice that has produced two mesmerizing works: Antarctic Takt and the latest  Dark Hearts of Space a double screen, mesmerizing investigation on the metaphor and mystery of the phenomena of black holes. Her additional solo live performance also promises a master class in real-time, immersive, transportive techno.

MUTEK.AE will also host discussions, workshops and networking opportunities that will be of immense benefit to anyone interested in digital creativity and electronic music in the region.

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Listen to Dasha Rush and Francesco Tristano's live performances in Montréal.

Micro MUTEK.AE will be happening at W Dubai - Al Habtoor City which will cater to Nocturne 1 and 2, SAE Institute Dubai for Panel Talk & Workshops, Dubai Knowledge Park Auditorium for the two A/Vision shows and Dubai Design District for the Dubai Design Week closing party.



Nocturne 1 Great Room - W Dubai Al Habtoor City

21h - 21h30 Shadi Megallaa & Karim Sultan present Magnetic Fossils (AE)
21h45 - 22h30 Abri & The Dreamfleet (AE)
22h40 - 23h30 RBMA presents Etyen (LB)
23h40 - 00h30 Paul Josef (AE)
00h40 - 1h30 Nasrawi (AE)
1h30 - 3h Francesco Tristano (LU)


Workshop, Panel Talk & Digi Lab SAE INSTITUTE

10h - 12h Electronic Music Production Course by SAE Institute
12h30 - 13h30 Panel Talk: Middle East & the Global Scene
13h30 - 15h30 Electronic Music Production Course by SAE Institute
13h30 - 16h30 Digi Lab with NI, Pioneer, Universal Audio, Abelton, Arturia,
HeadRush, M-Audio, sE Electronics

A/Visions Auditorium Dubai Knowledge Park

17h - 17h40 Hugues Clement (CA)
18h - 18h45 Dasha Rush & Stanislav Glazov presents Dark Hearts of Space (RU)

Nocturne 2 Great Room | W Dubai Al Habtoor City

20h30 - 21h20 FIBRE presents Telmiz (LB)
21h30 - 22h20 Tacit (AE)
22h30 - 23h20 Siamak Amidi - Skin (AE)
23h30 - 12h30 Dasha Rush (RU)
12h40 - 3h Jeff Mills (US)


MUTEK.AE X Dubai Design Week D3

14h - 15h30 Liminal Roots (AE)
15h30 - 17h30 Ernesto Chahoud (LB)
17h30 - 19h30 James Locksmith (AE)
19h30 - 21h30 Hassan Alwan (AE)
21h30 - 23h MUTEK Soundsystem - Patti Schmidt & Mehdi Ansari (CA+AE)


➤ PASSPORT: Full access to the festival (Thursday - Friday) including Nocturne 1 & 2 and the 2 A/VISIONS shows.
➤ PASSPORT LIGHT: Access to the festival (Thursday - Friday) excluding the 2 A/VISIONS shows.
➤ A/VISIONS PASS: Entrance to the 2 A/VISIONS shows (Friday).

Single event tickets are limited at the door. First come first serve.
Priority for pre-sale ticket holders.

➤ Nocturne 1: AED 180 (Thursday)
➤ A/VISIONS: AED 100 (Friday)
➤ Nocturne 2: AED 220 (Friday)

Free admission to the Workshops, Panel Talk, Digi_Lab and the closing party with Dubai Design Week at Dubai Design District on Saturday, November 18th.

MUTEK.AE would like to thank its partners: Dubai Design Week, W Dubai - Al Habtoor City, Pioneer Pro Audio (Powering Nocturne 1&2 and closing party), MediaCast, SAE Institute Dubai, Dubai Knowledge Park, Anghami, NATIVE INSTRUMENTS, Universal Audio, M-Audio, HeadRush, Ableton, sE Electronics, ARTURIA, Careem. 

November 16, 2017 21:00 - November 18, 2017 23:00

Dubai Knowledge Park
Dubai Knowledge Park
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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