10) Keith Fullerton Whitman, “Rythemes Naturels”
11) Leboeuf et Laviolette, “Crystale”
12) Tim Hecker, “Analog Paralysis, 1978,” Ravedeath, 1972 (Kranky)
Tonight on the Upstate Soundscape we are going preview Mutek, an International Festival of Digital Creativity and Electronic Music that will take place in Montreal from Wed., 5/30 to Sun., 6/3.
Now in its 13th year Mutek has become one of the premier festivals in the world and we’ll take a listen to some artists that will be performing.
But before we get to either of those segments, we’ll start things off with a mini-freak folk set. Just for the hell of it.
Show starts at 9pm on 91.3FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org.
The annual Mutek festival will take place in Montreal next week. Prior to the festival’s launch on Wednesday, 5/30 the festival organizers will host a very interesting symposium called ‘MUTEK_Lab presents “Tools for an Unknown Future.”
This symposium will run from Monday to Wednesday (5/28-2/30) before Mutek itself launches that Wednesday night. The symposium is free and open to the public. Check out the program, it sounds fascinating. See the info/links below.
Also, make sure to tune in to The Upstate Soundscape on Wed., 5/30 because we will do a Mutek special and take a look at artists that are performing at this year’s festival.
MUTEK_Lab presents “Tools for an Unknown Future” Symposium: A symposium organized in collaboration with ICAS (May 28, 2012 – May 30, 2012 in Montreal)
Here is a mix from Hamilton duo Orphx that was recorded at Montreal’s Mutek festival in 2010. On the surface, Orphx’s music and mixes (which generally consist of primarily their own songs) might sound like a darker more industrial take on traditional techno. Their inclusion in the Mutek festival though should clue you in to what those familiar with this duo already know–there is a lot more going on in their mixes then what you will hear in most other “electronic dance music” mixes.
Check their description from their soundcloud site below:
Since the mid-1990s, Rich Oddie and Christina Sealey have been creating a unique fusion of techno, industrial, and electro-acoustic music. Using modular and analog synthesizers, software, feedback circuits, location recordings and homemade instruments, Oddie and Sealey draw upon the darker tendencies of techno, electro, and dub, and combine these elements with the experimental aesthetics of early industrial music. Orphx has gained an international following as one of the pioneering acts within the European “rhythmic noise” scene. They have performed in numerous countries around the world, appearing alongside artists such as Alva Noto, Laurie Anderson, Monolake, Pan Sonic and many others. Oddie and Sealey have also collaborated on audio / visual projects and exhibitions related to their musical work. Orphx have released nine full length albums and numerous singles on vinyl, cd and cassette. Their most recent work further develops a dark hybrid of techno, dub and industrial that has garnered critical acclaim from many of techno’s leading DJs.