Max Cooper & Maotik

MUTEK 2017, montreal

Satosphere 23/08/2017

Stationed at the collective edge of mathematics, science, visual and audio arts, Hyperform brings strange new realities into being: organic spatial forms progress from simple shapes and sounds into gorgeous, perception-altering abstractions. A demonstration of the principles of spatiality and a glimpse into nature's deepest realms, Hyperform mines a range of settings selected by probability, forging a unique and intimate experience.

Max Cooper has experimented as often with the dance floor as he has with abstract multimedia projects over the past two decades, blending innovative musicality with a scientific and technological curiosity linked to his PhD in computational biology. As Maotik, Mathieu Le Sourd designs his own visual tools to generate animations from algorithms, creating 3D worlds abstract enough for deep daydreaming and free interpretation. Among his large-scale multimedia projects are Moment Factory's immersive installations in the new L.A. airport terminal, his sensory poetic study of speed in Dromos, the playful Flow built on the science of sea levels and moon-affected tides and his latest, Aeryon, an artistic interpretation of surveillance drone vision.

Cooper and Maotik reshape Hyperform's modular architecture for the 360º Satosphère dome, engulfing the audience in hyper-dimensional sound and imagery set to change our experiences of space and time.

The SATOSPHÈRE series is presented by the Society for Arts and Technology and is not included in the MUTEK PASSES.
PASSPORT and WEEKEND PASS holders are eligible however, for a discount of 20% on tickets for these events.

MUTEK 2014, montreal

MTELUS 31/05/2014

Hyper-prolific British techno producer Max Cooper has been doing the DJ rounds for over a decade, building a staunch fan base while releasing dozens of eclectic EPs, mixes and remixes (his enveloping retoolings range from synthpop outfit Hot Chip to avant-garde composer Michael Nyman) for adventurous labels such as Germany’s Traum Schallplatten. This once upon a time genetics researcher, split up with science and surrendered to searingly imaginative and nuanced bass music production. Known to work both the brain and body into a lather through the confluence of explosive synth loops and gorgeous, modern-classical melodies, Cooper has been steadily honing his craft with no formal music training. The oft-repeated comparisons to 2013 MUTEK alumni Jon Hopkins and Pantha du Prince aren’t so spaced out, as all three craft deeply emotive slow-burners that meld glitchy atmospherica with brain-pummeling rhythmic carnage. Human (2014), Cooper’s long awaited debut album, is an assured artistic statement that shifts from the unsettling to the exhilarating, with his varied interests converging for this seething musical exploration of “humans as biological machines, constrained by determinism.”


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