Saturday, June 19, 2010

soundscape saturday :: MUTEK

MUTEK is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the 
dissemination and development of digital creativity in sound, music, 
and audio visual art. Its mandate is to provide a platform for the 
most original and visionary artists currently working in their fields,
with the intent of providing an outlet of initiation and discovery for the 
audiences we seek to develop.

MUTEK’s principal activity is the annual presentation of its namesake 
festival, which has taken place in Montreal since 2000.  Since its first 
edition, the MUTEK festival has distinguished itself as an international 
rendezvous for original and avantgarde programming. In terms of 
content, the festival’s range strives to be diverse, with interests in both 
the experimental and the playful sides of digital creativity.  MUTEK’s 
programming intends to create a sonic space that can support 
innovation in new electronic music and digital art.  This is a world of 
constant evolution and incessant refinement – the “MU” in MUTEK 
refers consciously to the notion of “mutation”.