AKUFEN (Montreal | MusiqueRisquée, Perlon, Force Inc)
STEPHEN BEAUPRÉ live(Montreal | MusiqueRisquée, CircusCompany)
LEO 123 LIVE (Chicago | DarkParty, Mush, OldTacoma)
HERNAN SANCHEZ (Chicago | Meiotic)
JEFF PIETRO (Chicago | FearofMusic NY)
For the first time ever, MUTEK is making a preview stop in Chicago. The MUTEK festival – celebrating it’s 11th anniversary this year from June 2 to 6 in Montreal, Canada – has distinguished itself as an international rendezvous for original and avant-garde programming, with interests in both the experimental and the playful sides of digital creativity. As the Mutek festival experience is truly one of our favorites in the world, we’re hoping to expand its awareness in Chicago, and to perhaps sway some uninitiated friends to come along to the beautifully intriguing city of Montreal, Quebec for a couple musically enlightened and inspiring days at the beginning of June. The festival’s 2010 tour features two pillars of Mutek: Montreal cut-up house luminaries AKUFEN and STEPHEN BEAUPRÉ. Chicago based beatsmith LEO 123, Meiotic mainstayHERNAN SANCHEZ , and Fear of Music’s JEFF PIETRO round out the evenings varied line up.
Adding another element to the event is the ABLETON 101 Workshop, hosted by MacSpecialist at 7pm. This Workshop Series includes interactive demonstrations, practice exercises, professional tips and valuable resources from producer, drummer, and multimedia artist Thomas Faulds.
Following the Ableton workshop will be a special technology reception. Ableton Inc, MacSpecialist and other product specialists will be set up and on hand to engage attendees with word about their solutions, providing access to them and assisting with questions. Also featured will be a preferred choice panel of end users, displaying their own midi controllers and gadgets haling from favorite picks from the market place, rare discoveries all the way to custom built.