Mutek Barcelona is one of the most prestigious branches of the Canadian Mutek festival, which since its inception in Montréal twenty years ago, has distinguished itself as one of the most important and international events with original and cutting-edge programming on the planet.
For the festival, each edition is an opportunity to renew its commitment to the public and contemporary art by reinventing live electronic music, audiovisual practices and their interpretation in the dynamic and experiential framework that distinguishes the festival. Forty-five projects of artists from seventeen different nationalities will participate in this tenth edition with their live acts, audiovisual pieces, DJ sets, installations, presentations, conferences, etc. A total of twenty-three premieres and eighteen artists' debuts who act for the first time in the city of Barcelona.
The #MutekEsX program is focused, more than ever, on collaboration, building bridges through our international network, generating synergies with the local community and serving as a real platform to promote and make visible both artistic communities in the fields of creativity and technology. This year, the festival is held in nine locations: L’Auditori, Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, Institut Français, Roca Barcelona Gallery, Nitsa/Astin, Laut, ImaginCafé, WeWork and UPF. It is right to stress their involvement with universities and academic centres, the Digi_Lab academic program is decentralized and taken to five universities.
In short, there is going to be a bunch of awe-inspiring events taking over the city of Barcelona, but we have made a selection of the ones you definitely cannot miss.