Launched in Montréal in 2000 and now established in Mexico City, Tokyo, Barcelona and Buenos Aires, MUTEK’s internationalism is characterized by a commitment to discovery, contemporary forms and artists, and connecting the local with the global to create a circuit and a community that extends around the world. The newest and fastest growing city in the Middle East, Dubai offers a leap into an ultramodern future for a significant number of young
people from around the region. A metropolis of intense development fixated on technology and dynamism, the Dubai Design District and the hosting of the World Expo 2020 are just a couple of elements that highlight the city’s contemporary ambition and character.
1- The UAE Version
MUTEK.AE will be a gathering unlike anything audiences in the Middle East have previously experienced. Concentrated on elevating the art of live contemporary electronic music and cutting-edge visual works, MUTEK in Dubai will bring together artists crossing and combining disciplines to create a unique and compelling event.
2- People behind Mutek UAE
Assembled by a group already intimately engaged with underground electronic music and familiar with scenes in the Middle East, Europe and North America, Director Mehdi Ansari, co-founder of the renowned Analog Room sees Dubai as ripe for developing such a project. “We’re bringing MUTEK to Dubai because we see the deep potential and interest from people in enriching the city’s music, art and digital culture, which is still in its early stages.” Ansari adds “We’d also like to shift the emphasis away from clubbing and partying in Dubai and offer a new perspective on the way electronic music and audiovisual practices can be profound, inspiring and revelatory. MUTEK’s format and curatorial philosophy, with its commitments to local artistic communities in every city it exists, intersects perfectly with this mission. It is going to challenge and inspire them to join this global community with a statement.”
3- Line Up and performances
- Jeff Mills (US).
- Francesco Tristano (LU) Live.
- Dasha Rush (RU) Live.
- Abri & The Dreamfleet (AE) Live.
- Siamak Amidi (AE) Live.
- Dasha Rush & Stanislav Glasov present Dark Hearts of Space (RU) A/V.
- Etyen (LB) Live.
- Telmiz (LB) Live.
- Paul Josef (AE) Live.
- Tacit (AE) Live.
- Hugues Clement (CA) A/V.
- Nasrawi (AE) Live
- Shadi Megallaa & Karim Sultan present Magnetic Fossils (AE) Live.
It’s a three day festival, set to take place on November 16-17-18.
5- To know more
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MUTEK is not simply a music festival; it is a cultural gathering that explores music, visual art, design and innovation led by technology and creative ingenuity. With increasingly sophisticated audiences in the Middle East who are hungry for creative content, this endeavor will reflect positively on Dubai’s artistic, digital and electronic music scenes.