Written by Liz McLean Knight
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
Following the success of Avant_MUTEK’s first Chicago foray, the program this year has expanded from one day in 2010 to three days in 2011, and continues to explore the artistic boundaries of advanced music and digital through, playful and provocative performances from some of the most highly esteemed names in the electronic music world.
Founded in 2000, Mutek is an international festival organization dedicated to the promotion of electronic music and the digital arts. Its main event is an annual five-day event in Montreal, Canada that takes place in late May and early June. Many of electronic music’s most established figures have performed, as well as numerous new artists who have gone on to build sustainable careers. Along with performances, the festival also features workshops relating to gear and software showcases, and panel discussions concerning the issues that face electronic music and music production.
Avant_MUTEK Chicago Day 1 | 21.APR.2011
6:30pm @ Chicago Cultural Center 78 East Washington (map)
9pm@The Mid 306 N. HALSTED (map)
Avant_MUTEK Chicago Day 2 | 22.APR.2011
STEPHEN BEAUPRÉ (CA)
FRANKIE VEGA & SEVRON (US)
KAWA – visual design (US)
Avant_MUTEK Chicago Day 3 | 23.APR.2011
10pm@SmartBar 3730 N. Clark St. (map)