Nicolas Jaar (CL)
Since his first visit to MUTEK in 2009, Nicolas Jaar has met with resounding success on the international stage. Born in New York but of Chilean heritage, Nicolas Jaar was brought up between Soho and Santiago, where he played his first scales on the piano. At 17 years old, he released his first tracks on Wolf + Lamb, Circus Company and finally, on his own label, Clown and Sunset. He quickly garnered praise for the sensitivity and refinement of his output. In 2011, he issued his Space Is Only Noise, his widely acclaimed debut album, a work that relishes in a slow-moving journey to navigate some troubled waters. The record delivers on dreamy, melancholy melodies akin to Erik Satie and turn-of-the-century electronic poetry. Since then, the young artist’s musical maturity has made headways around the world. MUTEK has welcomed Nicolas Jaar more than once, in Montreal, Chile, and Spain. This year, he comes to us with full band to present a live performance.