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Buenos Aires, March 29, 2021
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More than 35 names lead the first wave of this Hybrid Edition headed by artists like MRAK (Carmine Conte/Tale Of Us), D. Tiffany, KMRU, CLARAGUILAR, Uji, Kaleema or Klauss.

From May 3 to 9, the 2021 edition of the MUTEK Argentina Festival will be presented in a hybrid format, together with its counterpart in Barcelona. The content will be broadcast on the platform. In addition, performances from the rest of the MUTEK International Network venues will join with their different Connect programs from Canada, Mexico and Japan.

First artists MUTEK AR

Ana Heilpern
(AR) / Barrio Lindo (AR) / Edy Fung (UK) / Efe Ce Ele (CO/AR) / Euge Choque (AR) / Flor de Fuego (Live Coding) (AR) / Forma (AR) / Giselle Huascarriaga (AR) / Glor1a (UK) / Jorge Haro (AR/ES) / Kaleema (AR) / Kathy Hinde (UK) / Klauss (AR) / Las Olas (AR) / Libby Heaney (UK) / Lila Tirando a Violeta & Manuela Vilanova (UY) / Lucas DM (AR) / Mettapana (AR) / Novilunio (AR) / Qeei (AR) / Sebastián Verea (AR) / Seph (AR) / Sol Rezza (AR) / Uji (AR)

MUTEKAR provides a series of premiere content for the festival's online platform. Uji premieres a show with a reformulated stage concept based on the music of a new album. Kaleema presents for the first time the concert created for Utera, his latest album (Wonderwheel Recordings). Barrio Lindo formulates a live performance specially made for the festival with ambient and organic sounds, with images by Euge Choque. Las Olas is Sidirum's ambient project: electronics and string quartet, with images by Giselle Huascarriaga and Lucas DM. The emblematic Klauss also present new material with a musical premiere in an improvisational show with visuals by Novilunio. Mettapana molds its crossover project: contemporary dance, digital art and bandoneon. And Seph offers a danceable live show with a renewed techno sound.

In addition, Amplify, the initiative that connects an active network of female-identified artists, in collaboration with the British Council and Somerset House Studios, is participating again in this edition of the festival. The program includes performances by South Americans Efe Ce Ele, Flor de Fuego, Sol Rezza, Qeei and Lila Tirando a Violeta & Manuela Vilanova, British artists Libby Heaney, Kathy Hinde and Heather Lander, while several Canadian artists will be featured in the second wave of information of MUTEKAR.


First artists MUTEK Barcelona

CLARAGUILAR (CAT/ES) / D. Tiffany (CA) / Dave Saved (IT) / EVOL (CAT/ES) / exael (US) / KMRU (KE) / MRAK (IT) / NPLGNN (IT) / Seltar (CAT/ES)

MRAK is the revolutionary irruption of Carmine Conte, half of the duo Tale Of Us, in the field of live performance. Loyal to the melodies and harmonies that have led the couple to be one of the most successful names in the international club scene, but also influenced by a year without dancing and partying, Carmine has decided to "innovate and transform", turning the first letters of his name (Karm) and giving birth to MRAK: a project that premieres worldwide at MUTEK ES+AR 2021 - Hybrid Edition, presented with the collaboration of BARTS .

The act combines futuristic lighting technologies with intense harmonies coming from analog machinery, playing with improvisation, modulations and digital sequences, inspired by the model of composer and multi-instrumentalist Vangelis. The cinematic aspect of the performance will favor the immersion of the audience in a total acoustic experience. As if inviting us to discover the truth of all the paths travelled so far as an artist, or as George Orwell would say "in the face of a deception, to tell the truth is a revolutionary act".

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