Murcof + Antivj (FR/MX)
This year, when Mexican ambient-techno producer Murcof returns to MUTEK for the third time, he’ll be performing with avant-garde visual label AntiVJ's Simon Gellfus for the Canadian premiere of a mesmerizing stage design composed of three massive screens to create a three-dimensional cosmos.
A bona fide MUTEK discovery, Tijuana’s Fernando Corona infamously played his second show ever at MUTEK 2002. From there, he has gone on to become one of the most revered names in ambient techno to emerge from the 2000s. Starting with 2002’s Martes, Corona initiated a template of fusing cutting-edge techno rhythms with classical strings and timbres. He would release four more critically acclaimed albums with the Leaf label – 2004’s Utopia, 2005’s Remembranza, 2007’s Cosmos, and 2008’s The Versailles Sessions – albums that would transform him into a leading figure in the burgeoning Latin American electronic-music community and a singular talent with a devoted international fanbase.
Meanwhile, AntiVJ is a European-based visual label that brings together a diverse mix of European artists who share a common interest in using light projections as an influence of human perception. Given the contrasting nature of their techniques and their individual work habits, AntiVJ specialize in installations and live performances that inflict a mix of projection techniques upon architectural structures.