Thanks to the premises’ indubitable asset - allowing to combine all sorts of installations, conferences and performances -, the highlight of the saturday program will be the exclusive acts showcasing their work in EXPERIENCE 2: live premieres and collaborative projects created in duo formats where "musical chemistry", improvisation and natural talent predominate.
One of the most anticipated acts of this edition operates under the name VILOD, a duo led by Ricardo Villalobos - considered as one of the masters of contemporary techno - and his long-time collaborator Max Loderbauer. After six years of activity, MUTEK.ES will present a soon-to-be memorable performance in the festival’s history, one that could be described as “a zero gravity ground in which rhythms roam free”. VILOD will be accompanied by the magnetic and singular visuals of the creative designer Alba G. Corral, who will also showcase her designer talents for Valentin Stip’s show.
Valentin Stip will deliver us a live set in which the musical output doesn’t rush to the finish line, embracing space while crafting woolly atmosphere. Arriving from Montreal, his show in MUTEK Barcelona will be part of of the cultural exchange agreement between Québec and Catalunya.
From Berlin comes the amazing live set of another great duo, formed by Atom’s Uwe Schmidt and Burnt Friedmann - a project best known under its stage name Flanger. After visiting Montreal and Mexico, The Estrella Damm factory will witness the closing of the atmospheric jazz duo’s journey through the MUTEK editions.
The canadian composer Kara-Lis Coverdale will give a first demonstration of her music made for full body immersion, layered through multi timbral synths. Her profound sound texture will challenge the depth of Intono Labs’ (powered by AmateAudio) possibilities, using its exclusive 3D sound system to astonish the indoor stage of the factory - alongside with another favorite of the day: Vaghe Stelle. The latest project of the Italian producer Daniele Mana is inspired by the 70's krautrock scene, rarefied atmospheres, hypnotic rhythms and psychedelic sounds. Vaghe Stelle has adequately been releasing his latest work on Nicolas Jaar´s label Other People.
The Experience 2 presentation cycle will firstly focus on Clubberize, creators of the festival mobile application who will present the full spectrum of their activities in the digital sphere. To continue the cycle, the audience will assist to a Vaghe Stelle then a Pole’s Q&A in the Básculas room, led again by Resident Advisor’s journalist Shawn Reynaldo.
And just as last year’s edition in the Estrella Damm factory, the Ableton Jam by Ableton UG Barcelona will come to the Brassatge room for a demonstration powered by Cutoff Pro Audio.
Antigua Fabrica Estrella Damm
Carrer del Rosselló, 515
€28.00 in advance // €32.00 at the door (tx & sc included)