MUTEK.JP returns with its 8th edition from December 7 to 9
The 8th edition of MUTEK.JP, to be held from December 7 to 9 in the vibrant heart of Shibuya, Tokyo, is just around the corner. MUTEK Japan is a unique celebration that blends electronic music, art, technology and community, and features a mix of international and local artists who will be offering experimental and innovative performances.
This year's edition, spread out over a handful of venues across Shibuya, will feature the most cutting-edge performances in electronic music and audiovisual scene. During the three-day event, the program will provide the opportunity to see and experience the latest in digital creativity, in an event that focuses on mutation as much as it does music and technology.
This time, the festival lineup features a mix of emerging and established talents: a total of 54 artists, composers, musicians and creators will present a dynamic fusion of sonic and visual performances. All of them will take place at Spotify O-EAST and WOMB, two of the most representative electronic music venues in the Japanese city.
Highlights of the first day of festival include the innovative Daito Manabe and a unique collaboration between producer YPY (Koshiro Hino) and the renowed Japanese percussion group Kodo. SPIME.IM, an Italian art collective that explores the boundaries of identity and perception in our world, will perform in Japan for the first time. There will also be the Austrian duo of Peter Kutinand Patrik Lechner presenting ACHRONIC, and the audiovisual duo tamanaramen with Whispers by the Water.
On December 8th, Scotch Rolex & Shackleton will premiere their live A/V show, and Sinjin Hawke & Zora Joneswill present their latest work. The event will also feature a special session by the musician foodman and beatmaker Ramza, in collaboration with visual artist Kezzardrix. Additionally, Japanese singer Masumi, better known as Friday Night Plans, will also perform her debut album Visitors.
The third night will be highlighted by the unique performance of the electronic group Black Boboi and the immersive audiovisual show by Quebec saxophonist Ida Toninato with artist Pierre-Luc Lecours. The lineup also includes the debut live of Oren Ambarchi and Phew, two legends in the experimental music scene, as well as a set by the duo 404.zero.
MUTEK.JP x WOMB
The all-night program, MUTEK.JP x WOMB, will feature UK DJ Jane Fitz, producer Sodeyama and Future Terror resident DJ Haruka. The festival will close with performances by dBridge, Shackleton and local talents Itti and HAIOKA.