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MUTEK XXV: First Performances Unveiled to Celebrate a 25th Electronic Anniversary!


Since its inception in 2000, MUTEK has established itself as a major event for fans of electronic music and digital art. The festival has played a crucial role in discovering and promoting visionary artists who have redefined contemporary sound and cultural landscapes. From August 20 to 25, 2024, this 25th anniversary promises to be an unforgettable celebration of the spirit of innovation and avant-garde that has animated MUTEK from its beginnings, delighting audiences worldwide in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles.

Today, the first names of the lineup are unveiled, combining indispensable pioneers, talents of our time, and explorers of the futures, from here and elsewhere.

Aïsha Devi + }§{ CH+FR/UK | Amnesia Scanner & Freeka Tet FI/DE+FR/US | aya UK | Ayesha US | Bored Lord US | Ciel CA | Cobblestone Jazz CA | Colin Stetson US/CA | Ela Minus CO | Evian Christ UK | Factory Floor UK | Film Scores for No One: a Patrick Watson project CA/QC | Flabbergast CA/QC | Fred Everything CA/QC | G L O W Z I C O M B O CA/QC | Jacques FR | Jordan GCZ CA | Kara-Lis Coverdale CA | Kode9 UK | Lamin Fofana US | Maara CA/QC | Malibu FR | Marie Davidson CA/QC | Martin Messier CA/QC | Mathew Jonson CA | Meuko! Meuko! & NONEYE TW | Myriam Bleau & Nien Tzu Weng CA/QC+TW | N3ZHA CH/CA | Octo Octa US | Pole DE | Priori & Jek CA/QC+US | Rhyw UK | Roman Flügel DE | Steffi NL/PT | Tati au Miel CA/QC | Technologies of Consciousness CA/QC | Waajeed US | Zoë Mc Pherson & Alessandra LeonneFR/DE+IT/DE

Premieres and new perspectives

While several world-renowned artists make their entry into the MUTEK universe, others return with propositions that are as bold and captivating as ever. The Montreal audience will have the chance to discover for the first time at the festival live performances by Ela Minus, Factory Floor, Octo Octa, Roman Flügel, and Wajeed and to see again Cobblestone Jazz, Mathew Jonson, Marie Davidson, Steffi, and Pole, who was part of the festival's inauguration in 2000.

Octo Octa credit Desmond Picotte 1

Immersive scenographies and visual explorations

The festival presents unprecedented collaborations and masterful performances that brilliantly merge sound and light: Aïsha Devi, Amnesia Scanner & Freeka Tet, Evian Christ, Myriam Bleau & Nien Tzu Weng, not to mention the audiovisual experience of British artist Kode9. Among other audio and visual performances not to be missed, let's highlight Meuko! Meuko! & NONEYE from Taiwan, Zoë Mc Pherson & Alessandra Leonne based in Berlin, Jacques and Malibu live from France.

1 2024 Main Press Photo 1st Choice please use this Meuko Meuko Press shots Credit by Lin201578690041拷貝 min

Emerging voices and special event

A selection of propositions, currently standing out worldwide for their originality, occupies an essential place in the program such as Aya, Ayesha, Bored Lord, Lamin Fofana, Maara, N3ZHA and Rhyw.
Finally, MUTEK invests the New City Gas for a unique evening and an exceptional triple program bringing together the new electronic projects of Kara-Lis Coverdale and Patrick Watson as well as saxophonist Colin Stetson, for his first performance at the festival.

Colin Live Daniele Maldarizzi

MUTEK invites the public to follow its communications to ensure they are aware of the full program next May. Passports and Weekend Passes are already on sale at an advantageous rate, including discounts for students and groups. Each purchase supports EarthPercent, a charitable organization founded by Brian Eno to combat the impact of the music industry on the planet.


This event is part of a remarkable year for the MUTEK network, which has been bringing together artistic communities from around the world for 25 years in Montreal, 20 years in Mexico, and 15 years in Barcelona.

MUTEK Forum, the international market dedicated to visionary ideas in digital creativity, presents an expanded and enriching program.

Running parallel to the Festival and also celebrating a highly symbolic anniversary, the 10th edition of MUTEK Forum will once again bring together artists, researchers, technology professionals, digital experts, and innovators from August 20 to 23, 2024.

The iconic Monument-National will transform into a dynamic center for creative technology, offering four days of performative speeches, panels, practical workshops, captivating masterclasses, stimulating film screenings, and an abundance of networking activities. Firmly rooted in innovation, the Forum gathers personalities from around the world to explore the latest trends in digital creation, artificial intelligence (AI), extended reality (XR), video games, sustainability, and music creation.

Ahead of the Forum, MUTEK organizes the first Future Festivals Summit on Monday, August 19, a gathering for all Quebec and international festival actors to collectively imagine and innovate the future of digital art gatherings.

MUTEK Forum passports are now on sale via the MUTEK ticketing.


The first speakers will be announced next month. Access to the Future Festivals Summit is included in the MUTEK Forum passport, and a pre-registration link will be sent to purchasers at the time of the official announcement of the activity. Day passes for the MUTEK Forum and the Future Festivals Summit will go on sale in the spring.

MUTEK would like to thank its partners who play a considerable role in maintaining and developing its activities and who have particularly supported the realization of the Festival.

Le Gouvernement du Québec, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Ministry of Tourism of Quebec, the Secretariat for the Metropolitan Region of the Government of Québec, the Ministry of Culture and Communications of Quebec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Montreal, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, FACTOR and Canada's private broadcasters, the Department of Canadian Heritage, Musicaction, Tourisme Montréal, the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal, the Consulate General of France in Québec, and Keychange.

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