Information on the activity

September 8, 2020 to September 13, 2020

Every evening, from Tuesday, September 8 to Sunday, September 13, 2020, the Société des arts technologiques (SAT) and Place des Arts’ Cinquième Salle will be home to audiences taking in live audiovisual performances, which will also be broadcasted on a new virtual platform designed in collaboration with Folklore agency. While the venue will adhere to current government recommendations and limited capacity of 50 to 100 people for each performance, the online broadcast will be open to anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world.

An augmented virtual experience

Our main motivation for creating a hybrid festival is to support the local artistic communities and professionals who make cultural events possible and to renew our ties to our audiences in Montreal and around the world. Therefore, our priority was to transpose the festival experience with a personalized virtual platform that stays and feels faithful to MUTEK, and that highlights both Québec and Canada based creators and welcomes international artists—all while continuing to provide a shared experience that’s both interactive and surprising:

  • three virtual stages will be home to nearly 60 audiovisual performances captured live indoors each evening in Montréal, or elsewhere in the MUTEK network and its international partners
  • an interactive gallery will offer up more than 20 VR, 360°, or sound pieces
  • a screening room will provide a selection of masterclasses and presentations from MUTEK Forum, hosted by artists in the fields of sound design and digital creativity
  • a listening room will feature a continuous selection of live performances recorded at MUTEK over the past 20 years.

More than ever, the programming will be grounded in equality, inclusivity, and representation of Montréal’s cultural diversity, bringing together both Festival regulars and the city’s emerging talent. The very best of electronic music and international digital art will round out the lineup and broaden attendees’ horizons.