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MUTEK 17
01-05 JN
2016

International Festival of Digital Creativity and Electronic Music

Montréal
Québec Canada

A beacon signalling the beginning of the summer festival season, MUTEK returns to the heart of the Quartier des spectacles and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) for 5 days and nights of carefully curated performances. Emphasizing live and original expressions of contemporary electronic music and audiovisual arts, the festivities run at a breakneck pace from Wednesday, June 1 through to Sunday, June 5 at various indoor and outdoor locations downtown.

In a city now renowned for its electronic music culture and digital creativity, MUTEK proves once again that the festival remains a vital and vibrant frame that provides a hyper-concentrated showcase of artists from all over the world working at the vanguard of new forms and ideas. Functioning as a hub and meeting place, the festival also plugs the local and international community into a social and artistic circuit that generates revelations, new experiences, and premonitions about what is coming next. After 17 years, MUTEK still thrives on immediacy and unpredictability, on curiosity and conviviality, gathering an array of different audiences, while always creating a sense of proximity to the art and artists. With Montréal as the backdrop, another layer of sensory stimulation is added to the experiential theatre of the whole festival.

This year’s program balances international names, masters and trendsetters with emergent talents, Québec and Canadian artists, and more women than ever. 


Welcome Address by the Québec Government

Le gouvernement du Québec est fier de soutenir l’innovation artistique et de contribuer à la diffusion de contenu culturel numérique en étant un partenaire importantde MUTEK.
Depuis 17 ans, ce festival  réunit sur les mêmes scènes destalents émergents et des artistes établis.Ce rendez-vous des amateurs de musique électronique constitue une véritable vitrine culturelle sur les marchés locaux, nationaux et internationaux pour les créateurs d’ici et d’ailleurs. Générant  des retombées économiques et touristiques importantes pour Montréal, cet événement d’envergure internationale favorise son positionnement en tant que métropoleculturelle dynamique et conviviale.
Nous souhaitons à tous les participants et aux festivaliers, bon festival MUTEK 2016!

--- Martin Coiteux, Ministre des Affaires municipales et de l’Occupation du territoire, Ministre de la Sécurité publique, Ministre responsable de la région de Montréal, Député de Nelligan

--- Luc Fortin, Ministre de la Culture et des Communications, et ministre responsable de la Protection, et de la Promotion de la langue française, Ministre responsable de la région de l’Estrie, Député de Sherbrooke

--- Julie Boulet, Ministre du Tourisme, Ministre responsable de la région de la Mauricie, Députée de Laviolette

--- Christine St-Pierre, Ministre des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie, Ministre responsable de la région des Laurentides, Députée de l’Acadie


Welcome Address by the Mayor of Montréal

As an avant-garde city, a city of emerging creative talent and “smart” city, Montréal is pleased to welcome this new edition of MUTEK. Digital and electronic arts are at heart of our city’s cultural identity and MUTEK is a shining example of this enviable position.
MUTEK helps Montréal stand out on the cultural scene. Again this year, the festival’s programming includes modern musical creations, unusual performances and amazing works of creation for all to enjoy.
I invite Montrealers to attend the festival’s many exciting events. Connoisseurs will take pleasure in the modern side of MUTEK with its bold audiovisual presentations, multi-sensory facilities and immersive environments, while the uninitiated will make some interesting discoveries.

--- Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal

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