Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory and new collaborative project Borderland featuring Juan Atkins and Moritz von Oswald added to MUTEK 2013
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April 03, 2013
It is with great excitement that MUTEK and Red Bull Music Academy join forces for a very special addition to MUTEK’s 14th edition: the performance of Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory at Montreal Maison symphonique on Sunday, June 2. An iconic space for a singular project, this exceptional event is made possible thanks to the special contribution of Red Bull Music Academy, which celebrates its 15th anniversary with this outstanding MUTEK 2013 partnership.
La Maison symphonique, a concert hall dedicated to the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, will provide a new space for electronic experimentation as part of the MUTEK festival. The live Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory experience will give festivalgoers the chance to take in the impressive room’s acoustic splendour. After many solo albums, celebrated German electronic artist Pantha du Prince joined forces with The Bell Laboratory, a Norwegian collective of carillon and percussion players, for their collaborative album Elements of Light. An inspired amalgam of classical and electronic music, this collaboration fully renders Pantha du Prince’s melodious and orchestral touch, and will no doubt make for an electronic symphony of the highest order.
Furthermore, that same night, RBMA will also partner with MUTEK for the world premiere presentation of Borderland, the new collaborative project of Juan Atkins and Moritz von Oswald – pioneers of the Detroit and Berlin scenes, respectively. Capping off the festival as part of the Nocturne 5 event, this performance combines Moritz von Oswald’s dub and minimal sensibilities with Juan Atkins’ looped and layered rhythms. The festival’s final Nocturne event will also feature the performances of Dictaphone, a German trio known for its striking cinematic atmospheres, and Holland-based duo Juju and Jordash, whose oft-praised analog and improvised sets are bound to leave festivalgoers on a high note.
Lastly, RBMA will also take part in a special Boiler Room showcase on the last day of the festival. The product of a London/Berlin-based collective, Boiler Room has become one of the most popular and influential online platforms for electronic music. The collective throws intimate, invite-only events that are streamed live with some of the most sought-after artists and DJ talent. This MUTEK appearance will mark Boiler Room’s first ever stop in Montreal.
PRESALE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15
Given the scope of this announcement, the presale period has been extended to April 15. A clever way not to miss out on any of the festival fun, the MUTEK PASSPORTS and WEEKEND PASSES are still on sale at mutek.org/tickets. For $200 CDN (+ taxes and service charges), holders of the MUTEK PASSPORT will have access to the festival’s entire line-up. For $120 CDN (+ taxes and service charges), holders of the WEEKEND PASS will have access to all events from Friday, May 31st to Sunday, June 2nd inclusively. These PASSPORTS and PASSES at preferential rates are only available in limited quantities, so hurry up to get the most bang for your MUTEK buck! All individual tickets for MUTEK 2013 go on sale on April 9, 2013.