MUTEK Barcelona Rounds Out a Stellar 7th Edition with More International Names
Flanger, Pole & MFO, Franck Vigroux & Kurt d´Haeseleer and Steffi join a program teeming with musical masters and premieres!
January 18, 2016
MUTEK ES is pleased to present the second wave of artists:
ALBA G. CORRAL (ES) / BSN POSSE (ES) / CAUTO (ES) / DEADBEAT (CA) / FLANGER (DE) / FRANCK VIGROUX & KURT D´HAESELEER (FR) / JMII (ES) / KARA-LIS COVERDALE (CA) / POLE & MFO (DE) / STEFFI (NL) / SUNNY GRAVES (ES) / THE SUICIDE OF WESTERN CULTURE (ES)
Collaboration and chemistry continue to characterize the latest additions to this year’s MUTEK lineup. Uwe Schmidt (Atom™) joins forces with Burnt Friedmann to present their latest jazz infused electronics album Lollopy Dripper, as Flanger, a project that runs back 16 years and makes its live, world premiere in Barcelona. Also making a debut in Spain, Stefan Betke’s dub persona Pole, which has reemerged with renewed vigour and an audiovisual presentation created with MFO’s Marcel Weber — exploring with an elegant array of prisms and projections, the enchanted forest themes that lie at the heart of Betke’s latest work, Wald. A vibrational audiovisual feast, the latest work from Frank Vigroux and Kurt d’Haeseleer called Centaure, comes to the amphitheatre of the Institut Francais, who have been supporting French artists at MUTEK for three years now. Panaroma Bar resident and Ostgut Ton recording artist Steffi, makes her live debut in Spain with an original set of her “sleight of hand techno.” And, as a special treat, musician Dan Berglund will turn the previously announced Henrik Schwarz and Bugge Wesseltoft duo, into a trio performance!
Barts Theatre, Nitsa, Institut Francais and Fabrica Estrella Damm
Setting and context are essential elements of the MUTEK experience and the festival is thrilled to present the A/VISIONS series of audiovisual and immersive listening at the Barts Theatre and the Institut Francais; the NOCTURNE series takes place once again at Barcelona’s temple of contemporary techno and house, Nitsa which will also include programming in the La/2 room. MUTEK is extremely excited to return to the splendid locale of the Fabrica Estrella Damm for the EXPERIENCE programs, which will host major performances and daytime activities, with programming split over four different spaces.
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The local scene represented by BSN Posse, The Suicide of Western Culture, JMII, Sunny Graves, Cauto and Alba G. Corral
Catalan and local artists are the soul of the festival and its community and this year welcomes a trio of Jagermeister sponsored Jagermusic signees who will be performing in the La/2 room at Nitsa, as part of Friday night’s NOCTURNE 1: BSN Posse are a hotly tipped duo emerging from Malaga and working across various forms of UK derived bass musics, The Suicide of Western Culture return to MUTEK to present their new album Long Live Death! Down With Intelligence! and a brand new live project by JMII, who played last festival as part of Olde Gods has releases out on hometown hero John Talabot’s Hivern Discs.
A second night in La/2 on Saturday features: Sunny Graves, Barcelona-based British/Latin American electronic musician Simon Williams who will unleash a new EP on local label Disboot, who’ve been responsible for releases by Downliners Sekt and Filastine. Associated with the same label, Cauto, the duo of Pau Encinas and Daniel Guijarro (aka Headbirds), take to the stage with a sound fully rooted in classical training, contemporary production and Catalan flavours.
Visual artist Alba G. Corral who has been a part of several editions of the festival now and has represented MUTEK ES at Future Everything (Manchester) and Insomnia (Tromso) will lend her unique and captivating images, projections and designs to performances by Vilod (Villalobos & Loderbauer) and Flanger on Saturday night at Fabrica Estrella Damm.
MUTEK ES, PHONOS Foundation and Music Technology Group call for applicants!
For the second year in a row, MUTEK is partnering with PHONOS at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra and is calling for artists interested in investigating the Freesound platform created by MTG, in order to create an original work for octophonic sound system. The participating artist will present their results as part of the official festival program. FREESOUND RESIDENCY APPLICATION FORM HERE!
PASSPORTS ON SALE JAN 20th AT A SUPER REDUCED RATE!
Only until January 27!
In collaboration with our new media partner La Vanguardia, PASSPORTS and INDIVIDUAL TICKETS can be purchased online through their brand new ticketing platform, Entradas de Vanguardia as of January 20th:
Full festival passports will be available at the super reduced price of €65 until January 27 —almost half price! After that prices rise to €80. Get yours now!