MUTEK Montreal, Festival 2001
“All in all, what I’m really committed to is to provide the electronic music scene with a real festival, where we could talk about all the dimensions related to the artistic practice underlying the scene. So just like there are festivals for cinema, theater, dance, so there would be one specifically around [electronic] music and sound.” – Alain Mongeau, in Incursion.
Over 45 artists participated : Closer Musik, Dimbiman, Matmos, Matthew Herbert, Rechenzentrum and Ricardo Villalobos. Many rising Canadian names performed as well, among them Ghislain Poirier, Jeremy P. Caulfield, Jetone (Tim Hecker), Mike Shannon and more.
Larger events moved from the Café Campus to the Society of Art and Technology (SAT). The SAT, became a MUTEK long-term partner.
Running from May 30th to June 3rd, the festival attracted approximately 3700 people, almost doubling the previous year’s benchmark as more and more public from out of town begin considering the festival a worthwhile excursion: 23% of festival-goers come from outside of the province of Quebec.
To accompany the 2001 festival program, the MUTEK_REC label produced its first-ever compilation.
May 30, 2001 17:00 - June 03, 2001 23:00