MUTEK Edition 21: a virtual exploration
All local and international audiovisual performances will be presented free of charge from Tuesday, September 8 at 1 pm EST until Sunday, September 13 on a virtual platform tailor-made by MUTEK in collaboration with agency Folklore: virtual.mutek.org.
The 21 programs, totalling 59 new performances, which were produced and captured specifically for the Festival's virtual component, will be spread out across three stages and broadcast for the first time according to a schedule created with Montréal and the Americas in mind. Each program will then be rebroadcast by time zone in Europe and Asia, to provide a similar optimized festival experience in these other regions of the world.
In addition to the musical selection, an interactive gallery will bring together some 20 VR, 360°, and sound works by the most innovative artists from here and abroad; a screening room will provide a selection of MUTEK Forum content as well as masterclasses and presentations from inspiring creators; and a listening room will present a journey through time via the Festival's audio archives from the last 20 years.
Registration is open, allowing participants to take advantage of this free experience as soon as it's launched at virtual.mutek.org. Audience members will also be invited to support MUTEK through a variety of donation options, thereby helping to encourage new discoveries, bolster emerging artists, and grow the arts.