MUTEK San Francisco Announces Initial Details for Online
“MUTEK.SF: NEXUS Experience” Festival
May 23-24 16:00-00:00 PDT (GMT -7)
Live AV Performers and DJs on Two Stages.
Installations in Online Galleries.
A Screening Room of Short Films.
A Digital Gathering Space.
NEXUS Experience is a groundbreaking online festival celebrating world class experimental electronic music, digital art, and film. Curated by MUTEK San Francisco and local arts, film, and music organizations, “NEXUS Experience” presents a mix of local, national, and international talent, elevating MUTEK.SF’s iconic festival offerings for a global online audience. Tickets are donation-based with 100% of proceeds going directly to the artists and can be reserved now at nexus.mutek.us
MUTEK San Francisco exists to celebrate sonic experimentation, creative inspiration, and the SFBay Area’s local community of world class musicians and artists. Miroslav Wiesner, Executive Director of MUTEK.SF, states, “When it became clear that our 2020 programming year was going to be delayed or potentially cancelled due to COVID-19, we decided to look into new creative ways to present cutting edge electronic music, art, and culture to the world.” He adds, “we want to present a rich online experience that is interactive and engages our audience through both curated and community-generated content.”
NEXUS Experience will be presented in an entirely new digital space, designed and developed by the team behind Currents.FM, a project aimed at building broad grassroots support structures for the music community. Inspired by the safety, immediacy, and personal interactivity of physical club culture, the space allows participants across the globe to experience live performance in meaningful new ways, and support the artists they love via donations. It also fortifies the sense of gathering and group friendship by creating and sharing experiences in private rooms.
Since launching in Montréal in 2000, MUTEK has become globally renowned, with editions in San Francisco, Mexico City, Barcelona, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, and Dubai. Each festival integrates local artists and cultural touch-points into its overall vision, encompassing marquee names in electronic and experimental music as well as up-and-coming artists across various media. It is a constantly morphing entity, influenced by (and reflective of) its surroundings.
MUTEK.SF will announce the final line up on 5/12.
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