Welcome to Edition 23
A Full Range of Electronic Emotions and Digital Sensations to be Experienced this Summer.
After two-hybrid local editions, the MUTEK festival of electronic music and digital creativity is back with a fully international 23rd edition, celebrating the return of artists and audiences to Tiohtia:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal, from all over the world on August 23 to 28, 2022.
A globe-spanning program
Neatly scheduled at the end of August, MUTEK will close out the summer international festival program in the Quartier des Spectacles with an artistic offering that will be cutting-edge and unique in North America. Members of local artistic communities will once again take the stage alongside the most innovative international talents, all while benefiting from the impressive influence that MUTEK provides outside the country through its various branches and solid network of cultural and commercial partners from around the world.
An experiential, urban journey
For six days and six nights, MUTEK festivalgoers will be able to enjoy more than 80 performances in the heart of the city. This year, the Festival will take place in a variety of locations that are all walking distance from one another, to promote a relaxed yet optimized journey of discovery: the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], MTELUS, Place des Arts’ Théâtre Maisonneuve—with the new esplanade Tranquille as its epicenter, which, for the first time, will be home to MUTEK's free outdoor stage.
A plethora of sensations for all
At each destination, a unique sensory experience awaits spectators of all ages and backgrounds, who will navigate through a multitude of soundscapes and fascinating visual worlds. In total, more than 100 artists from 21 countries will share their know-how and passion for electronic music and digital arts through a panorama of contemporary creativity.
Nocturne | 24_28.08.22 | MTELUS + Society for Arts and Technology
The Nocturne series is dedicated to electronic music’s more rhythmic and enthralling forms of expression and features original, immersive scenography. It’s the best way to dance while satisfying one’s artistic curiosity.
Afriqua US / Aquarian CA/DE / Azu Tiwaline TN/FR / Bendik Giske NO / Caro CA / Caterina Barbieri IT / Cora Novoa ES/CAT / Dauwd UK/DE / DJ Plead AU / Echönymphia & le désert mauve CA/QC+CN/QC+FR/QC / Edward DE / Efe Ce Ele CO/ES / Gaëlle Scali FR/QC / Koreless UK / Loraine James UK / machìna KR/JP / Marina Herlop ES/CAT / Mue & Katherine Melançon CA/QC / Myriam Bleau CA/QC / N/UM US / Nicola Cruz EC / Nicolas Bougaïeff CA/DE / Parts Project CA/QC / Planetary Assault Systems UK / Powder JP / RAMZi CA/QC / Smerz NO / Totalement Sublime CA/QC / Whatever The Weather UK
Play | 25_27.08.22 | Society for Arts and Technology
The three nights of the Play series make way for experimentation and highlight the exploratory, visceral, and playful character of contemporary artists in digital art, audiovisual creation, and electronic music.
Ambre ciel CA/QC / Automatisme & Marilou Lyonnais Archambault CA/QC / Carmen Villain NO / Chloe Alexandra Thompson & aesthetic.stalemate CA/US+US / Ellxandra CA/QC / Gabber Modus Operandi ID / Liliane Chlela LB/QC / Nahash FR/QC / Nik Colk Void UK / NSDOS FR / Olivia Lathuilliere CA/QC / Orphx & Diagraf CA / rRoxymore FR/DE / T.Gowdy CA/DE / Tarta Relena ES/CAT
A/Visions | 26_27.08.22 | Place des Arts’ Théâtre Maisonneuve
At the heart of both A/Visions programs are large-scale, sensory audiovisual creations that merge images, sounds, and technologies. It is the festival’s most essential series and is a wise choice for an epicurean audience in search of novelty and escape.
Cyril Meroni & Olivier Vasseur FR / Elías Merino & Tadej Droljc ES+SI / Ali Phi IR/CA / Pierce Warnecke & Matthew Biederman FR+CA/QC / Kutin & Patrik Lechner AT) / SCHNITT & Gianluca Sibaldi DE+IT
Expérience | 23_28.08.22 | Esplanade Tranquille
Every day from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., the free outdoor stage of the Expérience series guides Montréalers and tourists to the celebratory and eclectic—and a meeting of musical styles. It is a true panorama of contemporary electronic music, and its selection is designed to be accessible to all and serve up stunning memories on the new Esplanade Tranquille.
AGUMA CA/QC / CMD CA/QC / Cosmic JD CO/CA / Djima FR/QC / Edna King CA / Edward DE / EEJUNGMI CA / Flandez CA/QC / Handsome Tiger CA / Icky Magdala CA/QC / Korea Town Acid KR/CA / L.B. Dub Corp UK / Louvoyons CA/QC / machìna KR/JP / Magnanime CA/QC / Nixtrove CA/QC / Noha IT/QC / propulse CA / Ramzilla CA/QC / SIM CA/QC / Sissel Wincent SE / SVHS CA/QC / The Mugzy & Maam Show CA/QC / Tiger & Woods IT / Vanyfox PT/QC / Victor Bongiovanni CA/QC
Special Event | 23.08.22 | MTELUS
As part of a special opening event, MUTEK presents a spectacular audiovisual collaboration that features a musical performance by renowned artist Max Cooper, as he conducts a 3D light field developed by the UK design collective Architecture Social Club.
Max Cooper & Architecture Social Club UK present Aether
Box office offerings adapted to festivalgoers’ varied needs
Several pass and ticket options are now available on our website that allow Montréalers and tourists to enjoy the festival at their own pace, based on their interests and situation. Whether it's the Passports
for real enthusiasts, the Weekend and Weekend Light Passes for thrill seekers, the Day Passes for the curious, or even individual tickets
for an à la carte approach—everyone will find what they’re looking for.
Passports and Passes are already on sale at enticing prices for a limited time, and there are special discounts for students and groups of five or more. Each sale will also allow MUTEK to contribute to the Planetair reforestation project.
For all ticket details and purchases:
Passports & Tickets
MUTEK Forum is back in person
From August 23 to 26, 2022, the Festival’s professional component will take place at the Agora Hydro-Québec in UQAM’s Cœur des sciences. The conferences, panels, workshops, and master classes will provide a unique look at artificial intelligence, XR creations, blockchain, and other topics related to the most innovative of artistic practices and everything else at the forefront of these fields. The program and the box office will be accessible as of mid-June.
MUTEK would like to thank its partners, who play a key role in the maintenance and development of its activities and have provided particular support towards the production of the Festival.
The Government of Québec, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the ministère du Tourisme du Québec, the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine du gouvernement du Québec, the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the City of Montréal, FACTOR and Canada's private radio broadcasters, the Department of Canadian Heritage, Musicaction, the Italian Institute of Culture in Montreal, the Institut Ramon Llull, the Consulat général de France à Québec, Tourisme Montréal and Red Bull.