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 and on the free outdoor stage of the Esplanade de la Place des Arts.
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