Saturday, May 29, 2010

Conversations with Alain Mongeau

Alain Mongeau is the founder and artistic director of MUTEK, the International Festival of Digital Creativity and Electronic Music of Montreal, Canada. I've had the privilege of interviewing Alain prior to the MUTEK's 11th edition, taking place on June 2-6 of 2010.

Tell us about your involvement with MUTEK. Were you there since the very beginning?
Yes, I masterminded the festival and have been involved since the first edition, in 2000. I first drafted the project in 1997, so it took a few years before I could actually find a way to make it happen

Where does the name MUTEK come from?
Well, there's the connection between MUsic and TEKnology... but also the underlying notion of MUTATIONS that drives it, the festival's mission being to track the mutations of an art form where music, sound and new technologies meet... the subtitle of the festival for its many first years used to be that: MUTEK - Music, Sound and New Technologies

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Read the entire interview on Headphone Commute

See also Headphone Commute's preview of MUTEK 2010

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