The 18th Edition of MUTEK is on at various locations across Montreal, running August 22 to 27.
Known as Canada’s “preeminent hub of electronic music and digital creativity” — with festivals also taking place in London, Mexico City, Barcelona and Berlin — the five-day event brings together music, art and technology, dedicated to “discovery, revelation and community.”
-Panel discussion ‘Berlin Imaginaries,’ moderated by Taïca Replansky of CTM Festival with Hans Reuschl (Africaine 808), Chris Vargas (Pelada), Hermione Frank (rRoxymore) and Mike Shannon at Monument-National, Aug 26
MoMA PS1‘s anticipated Warm Up outdoor music series continues its summer run with another event held at the MoMA PS1 courtyard on August 9.
The summer series – which started on June 28 and runs every Saturday through until September 6 – has become a New York summer staple, now rounding its 17th year in action. Bringing in some of the best experimental sounds, live performances and DJs, Warm Up heats up the MoMA PS1 courtyard, bodies swaying beside award-winning installation Hy-Fi by NYC architecture firm The Living.
Aurora Halal‘s video work featured during the performance by Hieroglyphic Being and Ital collaboration, Interplanetary Prophets, at last year’s Unsound Festivaland, for lack of a programme of visual artists showing that night, her aesthetic was still conspicuously her own. Featuring the blown out, hyper-coloured psychedelia of a still proudly lo-fi tradition, she’s also made the video for Standish/Carlyon‘s cosmic dub croon ‘Nono/Yoyo’, out on their upcoming album debut Deleted Scenes, through felte May 13.
With Halal being the mind behind the gaudy VHS ware of artists like Ital, Maxmillion Dunbar and even indie-soul outfit Friends, and the two members of Standish/Carlyon from now-defunct Australian band The Devastations, there’s little doubt director and music makers alike are well worth attention. **