Tons of free events booked in for Canada’s electronic fest.

The final programme for this year’s MUTEK festival has been revealed, with several extra stages plus a dizzying selection of free daytime events for fans, musicians and industry professionals alike.

A free stage on the lawn facing the Maison Symphonique will host shows from Thursday to Sunday, with Mathew Jonson on Thursday, 1080p cohorts Neu Balance, Project Pablo and Khotin taking over on Friday, and Kode9 and Arian Sherwood booked in for the final night.

Kode9 and Toby Heys will also present Delusions of the Living Dead / DRNE Cartography at the Phi Centre, an experiential sonic installation that explores the history of sound as a weapon.

Meanwhile, DIGI_SECTION is the daytime symposium running from Tuesday to Saturday offering artist interviews with Lucy, Richard Devine, Kode9 and more, workshops for visual software and practices, and a chance to interact with new technology from the likes of Ableton, Korg, Roland and Sputnik Modular. In addition, the Salle BWR in the basement of MAC, the contemporary art museum, hosts the free PLAY showcases with a programme of Belgian and Québec artists on Saturday and acts inspired by “retro-tech” the day after.

All of that adds to the already bulging line-up including Tyondai Braxton, James Holden, Dasha Rush, Steffi, Andy Stott and more. MUTEK runs from May 27-31 in the centre of Montreal – get more information from the festival’s website.



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