With its crafted trajectory of programs, plotted with flow and intensity in equal measure, the ninth edition of MUTEK Barcelona has puzzled all the final pieces together for its next multi-day, multi-venue extravaganza, taking place across the city from March 7-10, 2018. As has come to be expected, the program features premieres, Spanish debuts, new collaborations, spectacular audiovisual presentations, and as always, an emphasis on live electronic performances that underline and celebrate contemporary creation.
Every edition presents an opportunity to renew commitments to audiences and contemporary artistry by reimagining live electronic music, audiovisual practices and their performance, in the dynamic and experiential frame of the festival. The signature programs A/Visions, Nocturne, PlayDigi Lab and Experience articulate the prism of performance types and expressions the festival aims to spotlight each year. This edition highlights special presentations from Québec and Canadian artists, international luminaries and showcases from Catalan and local talents.
Over 4 days and nights, festival goers can zig zag through the city, between mesmerizing, early evening performances at Institut Français, magical audiovisual works at Barts, conferences and performances at Mazda Space, nighttime extravaganzas both big and intimate at Nitsa/Astin and the Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, but also at new venues Laut and imaginecafé.
Secret shows, unannounced artists and beguiling pop-up events will be announced regularly on social media throughout the festival, offering new ways to engage with new corners of the city, interact with the community, and upend expectations.