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FIRST WAVE OF ARTISTS FOR 7TH EDITION OF MUTEK BARCELONA REVEALED!

FIRST WAVE OF ARTISTS FOR 7TH EDITION OF MUTEK BARCELONA REVEALED!


Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer, Bugge Wesseltoft & Henrik Schwarz, Atom™& Tobias, Reagenz and Rrose headline a star studded program dedicated to exceptional live performances

MUTEK [ES] – BARCELONA, 2 – 5 March 2016

An  exhilarating  list of  master  electronic  artists  lead  the  first  wave of  names  for  MUTEK.ES taking place March 1- 5 2016, in Barcelona. Several prestigious duo projects are the soul of a program  that  emphasizes  collaboration  and  chemistry,  improvisation and  musicianship.  Once again,  premieres  and  debuts  figure  heavily in  this  year’s  curation,  bringing to  Barcelona audiences  unique  and  exclusive  performances  from  established  artists in  the  immaculate  and considered context that MUTEK provides every year.

AFLOAT  (ES)  /  ATOM™  &  TOBIAS  (DE)  /  BUGGE  WESSELTOFT  &  HENRIK  SCHWARZ (NO/DE) / GERD JANSON (DE) /HENRIK SCHWARZ (DE) / REAGENZ (DE /US) / RROSE (US)  /  SHIGETO  (US)  /  VAGHE  STELLE  (IT)  /  VALENTIN  STIP (CA)  /  VILOD  (RICARDO VILLALOBOS & MAX LODERBAUER) (DE)  

Ricardo Villalobos looms large as a figurehead of contemporary techno but his singularity and ingenuity as  a  producer  and  experimentalist  also  runs  through  his  six  year  old  project  with seasoned electronics savant Max Loderbauer. MUTEK is thrilled topresent Vilod’s premiere inBarcelona, with a modular based performance, described as a “ zero-gravity playground where rhythms  roam  free.”   The  worlds of  Norwegian  jazz  pianist Bugge  Wesseltoftand  German electronic  monarch Henrik  Schwarz  meld in  their  first  appearance in  the  city  together.  Their club  meets  concert  hall, “ soft-spoken  fusion of  jazz,  classical  and  electronica”   unfolds as  a conversation between the two, and promises tobe a major highlight of this year’s festival. Two wizards of  precision  machine  music, Atom™and Tobias  bring  their  acclaimed  live  set to MUTEK.ES  after  stunning  recent  renditions at  MUTEK  Montréal  and  Mexico  City —it’s anunmissable illustration of big room masters at work. The cosmic disco inflected duo of Move Dand Jonah  SharpeasReagenz,  also  makes  its first  appearance in  Barcelona. A project  with roots going back more than 20 years, their set promises a largely improvised and epic workout of celestial rhythm and mood.

Other  outstanding  performers in  this  first  wave  include  the  enigmatic,  gender  bending Rrose, whose  psychoacoustic  frequencies  and  tension-laden  set will  entrance  and  transport;  the shimmering downtempo, future hiphop of Shigeto who premieres with sounds derived from his latest album on Ghostly; a rare solo live performance for Barcelona from Innervisions luminary Henrik  Schwarz; and a DJ set from the veteran Gerd  Janson, a resident of Robert Johnson and Panorama Bar whose eclectic mixes are legendary.

As always, MUTEK Barcelona remains committed to cultivating connections to the local scene, and this year the festival welcomes back one of Catalunya’s key audiovisual artists —nev.era, premiering   with Afloat.   Sitting   somewhere   between   neoclassical   and   electroacoustic tendencies,   Afloat is   a   duo   project   revolving   around   piano   and   electronics   which willcomplement  perfectly  the  program  starring  Wesseltoft  and  Schwarz.  Italian  producer Vaghe Stelle also makes a triumphant return with a live performance showcasing his new release onNicolas Jaar’s Other People label. Linking back to MUTEK Montréal this year, is a new live set from Valentin  Stip,  another  protégée of  Jaar’s,  whose  textural,  melodic,  spatial  sounds  first landed in Barcelona as part of a Québec – Catalunya exchange three years ago.

Again this year, the splendid setting of the Factory Estrella Damm will host major performances and  activities,  with  programming  split over  three spaces. Exceptionally, the  main  performance room willbe  outfitted  with  special  sound  rigging  and  technology by  Intorno  Lab  who  are providing a system for 3D audio that will enhance a program already teeming with opportunities tobe moved by live electronic music.

In  the  coming  weeks  more  artists  names willbe  released  along  with  details  about  venues, special programming and free events.

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Braulio Rodriguez Gonzalez

December 18th, 2015

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