Free Outdoor Events at MUTEK 2018
Bonbon Kojak, Poirier, Ben Nevile, softcoresoft, Teo Zamudio and Minimal Violence among the confirmed artists
July 18, 2018
With the indoor programs all coming together like another fantastical portrait of contemporary music and art meets technology, MUTEK unleashes the free outdoor programs of its 19th edition—taking place in 2 different areas of city—on the Esplanade of the Place des Arts, and at the Virage in Outremont, as a special collaboration with Red Bull Music.
Back on the Esplanade de la Place des Arts
Wednesday, August 22 to Friday 24: 5pm-11pm
Saturday, August, 25: 3pm-11pm
Once again nestled beside the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), the festival enlivens the now newly redesigned Esplanade de la Place des Arts with its free outdoor stage and Expérience series. Intended as a convivial meeting point under the late summer sky, expect a varied program that mixes local and international talents in a infectious cocktail. With its new fountain, the esplanade will be soundtracked by a lineup that runs the gamut from ambient, downtempo, funk, weirdy house, worldly polyrhythms and techno.
Expérience 1: Wednesday, August 22, 5pm-11pm
In collaboration with CJLO
Ben Nevile (CA/QC) / Ben Vedren (FR) / dj dolphin (CA/QC) / tinycastles (CA/QC) / Willow Bell (CA/QC) / TBA
Expérience 2: Thursday, August 23, 5pm-11pm
In collaboration with CISM
Bonbon Kojak (CA/QC) / Boska (NO) / Poirier (CA/QC) DJ set / Pursuit Grooves (CA) / TBA
Expérience 3: Friday, August 24, 5pm-11pm
In collaboration with CHOQ
Braue (CA) / Chloé (FR) DJ set / Debbie Døe (CA/QC) / Korea Town Acid (CA) / Viñu-vinu (CA/QC)
Expérience 4: Saturday, August 25, 3pm-11pm
Cult Member (CA/QC) / Charlotte Bendiks (NO) DJ set / Jan Pienkowski (CA/QC) / Miraj (CA) / Neon Tundra (CA) / Stephen Beaupré (CA/QC) / Tara Rodgers (US)
Hors Circuit presented by Red Bull Music
On Sunday, August 26
Renewing the festival’s long running relationship with Red Bull Music, this year takes the collaboration into new territory. Literally. Sunday afternoon, MUTEK moves uptown to Outremont to the Virage with a free outdoor program that nods to the richness of Montréal’s local scene:
Dasha Rush (RU) / Frankie Teardrop (CA/QC) DJ Set / Jann Tomaro & Mikael Tobias (CA/QC) / Minimal Violence (CA) / Skinnybones (CA/QC) / softcoresoft (CA/QC) / Teo Zamudio (CA/QC)
Behind the regular Never Apart noise and ambient meditation Practice series, Jann Tomaro will be joined by Mikael Tobias to embody a spirit of deep listening and open the day with their transportive sound work; performing live in techno duo LADA during the festival, Dasha Rush releases her moody, textural ambient personality; local artist Skinnybones, associated with the Knife & Fork Crew performs his eccentric range of styles; susy.technology member, visual artist and sound designer Teo Zamudio takes over with his brooding and balearic grooves; LIP founder and queer party protagonist Frankie Teardrop delivers one of her electric DJ sets; LAGOM collective representative and scene busy bee softcoresoft gives a live set of her acid-laced techno—and Vancouver punk-technoists Minimal Violence complete the open air adventure.
The site will be outfitted with a bar and food, along with a pop-up record fair featuring stock from La Rama, with proceedings live streamed by n10.as radio.
Check the MUTEK channel on Red Bull Radio here.