MUTEK Montreal has announced its first wave of artists and a date change to August 22-27.
In a year of anniversaries, 2017 will mark the 18th edition of MUTEK, with Canada also celebrating its 150th year and Montréal its 375th, and to mark the occasion, MUTEK has moved from its May date to August, added a day to its schedule, and refreshed "its commitment to live performance at the intersection of music, visual art and technology."
Among the first artists announced are festival favorite Zip, Daphni—the solo project of Dan Snaith from Caribou—New Zealand experimentalist Fis, Robert Henke, Mule Musiq head Kuniyuki Takahashi, Aurora Halal, Detroit Swindle, and rRoxymore.
MUTEK will also expand its free outdoor offerings on the Esplanade de la Place des Arts from Tuesday to Sunday and will also include the Monument-National as the festival headquarters, the always impressive Métropolis for its big room programming, and the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) as the destination for more intimate works.
You can find the full lineup of announced artists below (in alphabetical order), with more information on MUTEK, including tickets, here.
Africaine 808 (DE)
Alexandre Burton & Julien Roy (artificiel)
Three Pieces With Titles (CA)
Aurora Halal (US)
Detroit Swindle (NL)
Graham Dunning (UK)
Harvey Sutherland (AU)
Herman Kolgen — Impakt (CA)
Kara-Lis Coverdale — VoxU (CA)
Kuniyuki Takahashi (JP)
Marie Davidson (CA)
Michela Pelusio & Glenn Vervliet — SpaceTime Helix (IT/BE)
Murcof & Jimmy Lakatos (artificiel) — Nebula (MX/CA)
Nicola Cruz (EC)
Robert Henke — Lumière III (DE)
Sarah Davachi (CA)