MUTEK is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination and development of digital creativity in sound, music, and audio-visual art. Its mandate is to provide a platform for the most original and visionary artists currently working in their fields, with the intent of providing an outlet of initiation and discovery for the audiences we seek to develop. MUTEK’s principal activity is the annual presentation of its namesake festival, which has taken place in Montreal since 2000. Since its first edition, the MUTEK festival has distinguished itself as an international rendezvous for original and avant-garde programming. This is a world of constant evolution and incessant refinement – the “MU” in MUTEK refers consciously to the notion of “mutation”.
It is a major coup for Vancouver to have not one, but two Mutek concerts as part of the ISEA2015 programme. The apple doesn’t fall far from the ISEA tree, MUTEK Vancouver is curated by Alain Mongeau who is the founder and director of MUTEK. Alain also happens to have previously directed the 6th International Symposium of Electronic Arts as well as ISEA’s head office from 1996-2000. If anyone is going to be on the pulse of what is happening in music and audio-visual art is is Mongeau.
VIA got in touch with Mongeau to find out what was in store for Vancouverites at the two MUTEK cabarets happening on the 16th and the 18th of August. Mutek is a ticketed event, you can acquire your set of tickets for either evening on the ISEA Evenbrite page.
Details on both cabarets and Mongeau’s vision can be found below. See you at Mutek!
VIA: Given the theme of ISEA2015 – were you curating artists whose work or practice deals with disruption? What was the focus for the program on Sunday vs. Tuesday?
VIA: When is the next MUTEK Festival? Is it in Montreal or elsewhere?
If you would like to attend ISEA, please visit the Registration Page for more information.