Spread over 3 venues and running 6 nights, the Nocturne series provides the backbone of every MUTEK.
Sunday returns to Les Studios des 7 Doigts for a 2-room extravaganza meant to land festivalgoers in the sweet spot.
Downstairs begins with Martin Tétreault and Susanna Hood as Tortues Vapeur, an intuitive tuning between the players on turntables, found objects, synths and electronics; then Norwegian Bendik Giske uses his saxophone as an interface for strange grooves, Guillaume Coutu-Dumont premieres Auflassen, featuring a live band and his recent almost-jazz creations, Matt Karmil picks up the thread with his gauzy, minimalist house-techno narratives, and eclectic/psychedelic beats pureed in a smooth tech-house processor by The Mole close it all out.
Upstairs, Desert Bloom bends her classical piano flourishes into delicate rhythmic shapes; West Coast, hand-made house producer Khotin layers melodies and beats; Persuasion is a new incarnation of restrained and electroacoustic-informed art-techno by Devon Hansen; Brooklyn’s Beta Librae goes to the lush borderlands of house and techno, providing a dubbed-out afterglow with a tinge of reggaeton swing, and Montréal’s Priori plays a live set of his acid-corroded house, tweaky trance loops, and spaced-out breakbeats.
$35.00 in advance (tx & sc included)