MUTEK Unveils Digi_Section Daytime Programming

Digi_Section runs Wednesday June 1 - Saturday June 4

May 11, 2011
MUTEK Unveils Digi_Section Daytime Programming

Long an integral component of MUTEK’s programming and ambitions, DIGI_SECTION, presented by Moog Audio, which collects the festival’s daytime activities, has been a favourite feature of the ever-growing local and international audience. This year’s program features a wealth of intellectual and creative content, including live interviews with MUTEK 2011 performers, panels and presentations exploring the latest issues in the fusion of digital and urban artforms, creative workshops led by some of the festival’s most daring digital artists, technological workshops highlighting the most innovative offerings available to producers, live gear demos by internationally renowned talents, and so much more.

The four days of DIGI_SECTION 2011 unfold as follows:

 

THE RA LIVE EXCHANGE SESSIONS
WINDOWS LOUNGE – CAFÉ DU MONUMENT-NATIONAL

Resident Advisor andMUTEKteam up for a series of in-depth one-on-one conversations with several of contemporary electronic music’s most compelling personalities. In front of a live audience, RA Editor-in-Chief Todd Burns will engage these artists about their lives and craft, exploring the history and process that make their careers so vital. After the festival, each session will feature on Resident Advisor as an RA Exchange podcast for the world to hear.

Live Exchange 1: Thursday, June 2nd – 1:30pm
JAMES GINZBURG & PAUL PURGAS (aka Emptyset)

Live Exchange 2: Thursday, June 2nd – 3pm
MARC LECLAIR (aka Akufen, Horror Inc)

Live Exchange 3: Friday, June 3rd – 1:30pm
ADAM X (aka Traversable Wormhole)

Live Exchange 4: Friday, June 3rd – 3pm
SETH HORVITZ (aka Sutekh)

 

THE WORKSHOP SERIES
ESPACE DES ARTS

SERATO NEW PRODUCT INNOVATIONS
Thursday, June 2nd – 1pm
Serato presents a workshop for DJs and music enthusiasts who are interested in new technologies and performance tools for the future. This workshop will include a demonstration of the Rane SL 4 for Serato Scratch Live, the only standalone digital DJ interface with 2 USB ports allowing for 4-deck control, back-to-back DJing, and seamless changeovers between DJs.

SERATO AND ABLETON PRESENT “THE BRIDGE”
Thursday, June 2nd – 4pm
In 2010 Serato and Ableton released “The Bridge”, a revolutionary software integration, which bridges the gap between Serato Scratch Live and Ableton Live. The Bridge allows DJs to add elements of live production to their DJ sets, and gives music producers more creative and tactile control of their multi-track performances. Plus the traditional DJ mix recording process takes on a new lease of life with Mixtape, allowing you to record your DJ sets as a multi-tracked Ableton Live set, complete with recorded fader and EQ automation.

ABLETON LIVE
Friday, June 3rd – 1pm
For his exclusive Ableton workshop at the 2011MUTEK festival, Scott Monteith (aka Deadbeat) will present an hour-long workshop explaining his current production techniques, workflow, and recent exposure to Max For Live. As a seasoned live performer Scott has a wealth of real-world experience on the joys and pitfalls of live electronic performance. An informal meeting with Deadbeat will follow.

TOUCHABLE FOR IPAD
Led by Sylvain Garcia (Le K)
Friday, June 3rd – 4pm
TouchAble transforms the iPad with a touch-screen controller dedicated to Ableton Live! A veritable minor revolution in the world of audio production, since its launch in September 2010 touchAble has attracted a large number of Ableton Live with its efficiency and easy-to-use interface. French electronic artist and touchAble developer Sylvain Garcia (aka Le K) will be on hand to explain the patch’s functionality.

MADMAPPER
Led by Boris Edelstein and François Wunschel
Saturday, June 4th – 1pm
This all-day workshop offers a full range of practical applications within the principles of mapping with Modul8, using the Madmapper production system. The presentation will showcase a survey of the operating system’s features, as well as highlight examples of its abilities.

HARDWARE PROGRAMMING IN ASSEMBLY CODE
Led by Tristan Perich
Saturday, June 4th – 1pm
Festival performer and 2009 Ars Electronica winner Tristan Perich provides an introduction to low-level hardware programming in Assembly code. While a multitude of tools exist to get started with embedded programming, they abstract the experience of working with hardware. This workshop, intended for people with some general experience in programming, will give an introduction to writing Assembly code for the Atmel microprocessors, the basis for popular frameworks like Arduino. By going beyond programming in C, participants will be able to tap the native functionality and speed of the processor, and better understand the meaning and limits of computation.

 

THE WINDOWS LOUNGE DEMOS & LIVE PERFORMANCES
WINDOWS LOUNGE – CAFÉ DU MONUMENT-NATIONAL

PEZZNER
Windows Presentation 1: Wednesday, June 1st – Presentation 4:30pm
In 2010, Deep House Music New-Kid-On-The-Block, Dave Pezzner produced over 20 remixes, released an LP and two EP’s. Today he steps away from his modest family-room-slash-home-studio in Seattle to cover techniques he regularly uses in when he remixes artists like Underworld, Groove Armada, and Josh Wink. Tips on improving creative work flow, and sound design quick fixes are among the topics that will send you home to amaze your parents and impress your neighbors. Software used for this presentation will include Windows 7, Image Line FL Studio, Native Instruments Komplete Collection

DAREK MAZZONE
Windows Live session 1: Wednesday, June 1st – DJ Set 7pm
For over 20 years Darek Mazzone has been on the cutting edge of using radio and emerging media to expose people to the music of new artists worldwide. His long-running program onKEXP has broken artists such as Vampire Weekend, Buraka Som Sistema, Thievery Corporation, and many more. Over the last 2 years, Mazzone has also produces and curated a program on Modern Global Music in NYC on WNYE Radio NY that has residencies of such luminaries as Tim Love Lee, Carmen Rizzo, Cheb I Sabbah, Joro Boro, all focusing on the sound of the streets worldwide.

DEADBEAT
Windows Presentation 2: Thursday, June 2nd – Presentation 4:30pm // Concert 7pm
A Windows user since day one, Scott will present various workshops throughout the festival highlighting his first year experiences with a rocket-fueled Windows 7 machine, as well as revealing personal strategies for performance, meeting day to day studio challenges, and getting the most out of the tools at your disposal.

PEZZNER
Windows Presentation 3: Friday, June 3rd – Presentation 4:30pm // Concert 7pm
In 2010, Deep House Music New-Kid-On-The-Block, Dave Pezzner produced over 20 remixes, released an LP and two EP’s. Today he steps away from his modest family-room-slash-home-studio in Seattle to cover techniques he regularly uses in when he remixes artists like Underworld, Groove Armada, and Josh Wink. Tips on improving creative work flow, and sound design quick fixes are among the topics that will send you home to amaze your parents and impress your neighbors. Software used for this presentation will include Windows 7, Image Line FL Studio, Native Instruments Komplete Collection

 

THE PANEL SESSIONS
ESPACE DES ARTS, SALLE LE LOUVRE

AUGMENTED REALITY: FROM HYPE TO CREATIVE PLAYGROUND
Thursday, June 2nd – 2pm
A diverse panel of artists, developers and entrepreneurs working in the field of augmented reality (AR) will provide short presentations of their work, followed by a question and discussion panel. The leading standards in AR (Layar, Junaio, ARToolkit, etc.) will be explored, with examples ranging from utility to artistic expression. The difference between geospatial applications and those based on markers and computer vision will be examined, providing an overview of the state of augmented reality technology today. A focus on creative expression within this domain will provide the MUTEK audience with ideas of how augmented reality can be integrated into their artistic practice.
Participants: Mike Wozniewski –SAT / Hololabs, Sophie Leroy –SAT, Dominic Pilon – Hyperzic /ARMTL, Katarina Soukup – Catbird Productions / Mobile Media Lab, Paul Warne – Hololabs

DUB FICTION FOR IPAD
Led by Raz Mesinai (Badawi)
Thursday, June 2nd – 4pm
With more and more of the world’s population living in urban areas, creative environments have become more valuable in the 21st century as city dwellers search for ways to enhance the living experience of their concrete surroundings. This presentation series brings together the ideas of three festival organizers whose efforts are specifically designed to enhance and alter the public spheres that make up our daily lives, in order to help us see our environments anew.

DIGITAL ARTS IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE
Friday, June 3rd – 1pm
With more and more of the world’s population living in urban areas, creative environments have become more valuable in the 21st century as city dwellers search for ways to enhance the living experience of their concrete surroundings. This presentation series brings together the ideas of three festival organizers whose efforts are specifically designed to enhance and alter the public spheres that make up our daily lives, in order to help us see our environments anew.
Participants:
Olof van Winden – Today’s Art Festival (The Hague)
Mirjam Struppek – Media Facades Festival/Urban Screens (Berlin)
Justine Beaujouan – Mapping Festival (Geneva)

ANTIVJ IS A VISUAL LABEL
Friday, June 3rd – 4pm
AntiVJ is a visual label that has imprinted its images on the world of public urban art in new and fascinating ways over the last several years. The label hosts a special workshop geared both toward curious appreciators and professional practitioners of the digital arts, providing insights on the art and technique of large-scale public projection.

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