international festival
of digital creativity
and electronic music
Édition 18

MUTEK Grows Up And Out
for its 18th Edition, August 22 to 27

Part of the official program marking Montréal’s 375th anniversary, Canada’s preeminent hub of electronic music and digital creativity turns 18, taking the occasion to change its dates, expand its program and refresh its commitment to live performance at the intersection of music, visual art and technology. MUTEK also mobilizes its international connections to host four days of programming dedicated to the cultural metropoles of London, Mexico City, Barcelona and Berlin — exploring the contemporaneous and multi-disciplinary links between Montréal and these capitals. The fundamental DNA of the festival will continue to express values of discovery, revelation and community, emphasizing premieres, exclusive appearances and artistic ingenuity. Events will take place in the Quartier des spectacles, the Society for Arts and Technology, Monument-National, Métropolis, Édifice Wilder Espace Danse and on the free outdoor stage of the Esplanade de la Place des Arts.

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Welcome Address by the Minister of Canadian Heritage 

"Welcome to the 2017 MUTEK Festival, bringing the best in innovative and alternative electronic music from around the world to audiences in Montréal.
Arts and culture—including music—bring us together and  give us the thrill of discovering something new. This year, as we celebrate Canada 150, they also remind us about everything that makes our country a great place to live. Our government is proud to support the MUTEK Festival, which presents bold and original works.
As Minister of Canadian Heritage, I would like to thank MUTEK and all the organizers, performers and volunteers who helped bring this event to life."

--- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

Welcome Address by the le gouvernement du Québec 

"Le gouvernement du Québec est fier de soutenir MUTEK, un festival de création numérique et de musique électronique qui propose des productions audacieuses et innovantes.
Dans un environnement convivial, cet événement d’envergure favorise d’enrichissantes rencontres entre les créateurs et les professionnels du milieu. Grâce à sa programmation renouvelée, MUTEK renforce également la position de Montréal dans l’industrie des arts numériques et en tant que destination touristique offrant un large éventail d’activités. Comme le festival possède plusieurs antennes à l’étranger, il représente, pour la métropole et le Québec, une vitrine d’exception à l’international.
Bon festival à toutes et à tous!"

--- Luc Fortin
Ministre responsable 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

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

--- Julie Boulet
Ministre du Tourisme
Ministre responsable de la région de la Mauricie

--- Christine St-Pierre
Ministre des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie
Ministre responsable de la région des Laurentides

Welcome Address by the Mayor of Montréal

"Each year, this festival offers a whirlwind of visual and musical creations and innovations for the pleasure of a curious and varied audience. As it encourages stimulating encounters, fruitful exchanges and the expressiveness of new talent, MUTEK is a global beacon in the world of digital arts and attracts emerging and seasoned creators from all horizons.
Montréal is proud to support the 18th edition and to collaborate with this event that, through an impressive international network, contributes to the digital fame of Québec’s metropolis. I invite all Montrealers to amaze themselves with its rich program that celebrates boldness and imagination.
I wish great success to the organizers and to all the participating artists. Long live MUTEK! Long live Montréal!"

--- Denis CoderreMayor of Montréal



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