Official Selection of MUTEK Market 2023
As part of our ongoing efforts to promote our local artistic community, we have selected a cohort of 20 artists, including 17 exceptional artistic projects from Quebec and Canada: the Official Selection of MUTEK Market 2023.
Carefully selected by the MUTEK curatorial team, the artists and projects push the boundaries of digital creation and electronic music. We are delighted to present our 2023 cohort:
Arheum Lee KR/CA | Amselysen CA/QC | Atamone CA/QC | Carmen Jaci & Mathew Schoen CA/NL | Emma Forgues CA/QC | Emissive CA | Honeydrip CA/QC | Joël Lavoie & Guillaume Vallée CA/QC | Leon Louder CA/QC | Marie-Eve Levasseur CA/QC | OBUXUM CA | Pascale Project CA/QC | SAMITO MZ/QC | Sarah Pagé CA/QC | Stefana Fratila & Diana VanderMeulen CA | SUFYVN SD/CA | x/o CA
We offer these 20 artists and artistic projects from Quebec and Canada significant visibility before and during the Festival through our Market catalog. This catalog showcases their works in an easily accessible format and includes a specific Market introduction video that we have produced for each project.
For artists, the Market is an opportunity to showcase their creative works through a strong network of festivals, curators, promoters, and cultural organizations from around the world.
For industry professionals, the Market is a chance to discover the most cutting-edge projects in electronic music and digital art, and to connect with MUTEK's international network.
Cathie Boyd UK 一 Cryptic | Bronne Keesmaat NL 一 Rewire | Justin Frye US 一 Pioneer Works | Kevin Peter He US 一 ZeroSpace | Damian Romero MX 一 MUTEK.MX | Vallejo Gantner US 一 Onassis Foundation | Sean Clements US 一 Elsewhere | Jay Bang KR 一 Paradise Art Space | Sanjeet Takhart CA 一 Music Gallery | Manami Kuriyama JP 一 MUTEK.JP | Lalin Akalan TR 一 Digi.logue/Sonar+D | Alberto Nerone ES 一 Primavera Sound | Honor Harger SG 一 ArtScience Museum | Jirka Kredenc CR 一 Lunchmeat.
The performing artists :
Day 1 | Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Leon Louder | EXPÉRIENCE 1 - Esplanade Tranquille
Day 2 | Wednesday, August 23, 2023
SAMITO (SPRULA) | EXPÉRIENCE 2 - Esplanade Tranquille
Carmen Jaci & Matthew Schoen | NOCTURNE 1 - SAT
Day 3 | Thrusday, August 24, 2023
Amselysen, x/o | NOCTURNE 2 - SAT
Day 4 | Friday, August 25, 2023
Stefana Fratila & Diana Lynn VanderMeulen | SATOSPHÈRE 3 - SAT
Day 5 | Saturday, August 26, 2023
Day 6 | Sunday, August 27, 2023
MUTEK Match is the festival's traditional networking event. This year, MUTEK Match will take place on August 23 (morning) at 7 doigts de la Main. This exclusive networking event for international and Canadian cultural organizations in the field of digital art, culture and electronic music is designed to create links between targeted international professionals (buyers) and Canadian artists.
With MUTEK Match, in addition to actively promoting the Canadian artists on the festival program, we want to ensure that accredited professionals and our partners, both international and local, made the most of their MUTEK experience. It was important for us to create a special event where they could all be in the same room, with the right information to make meaningful and effective connections.
What artists have to say
It was the first festival where we felt the organizers really cared about the artists' careers. It was incredibly thoughtful and beneficial. We made connections that we wouldn't have been able to establish elsewhere and had discussions about our career that wouldn't have been possible otherwise. We truly felt supported!
- April Aliermo (Phedre)
I really appreciated MUTEK Market. It's always challenging to meet the 'right people' in any industry, and the fact that MUTEK vouched for me meant I had a much better chance of being taken seriously than if I had met these people in a different context. MUTEK has already been a great help in my career, and this market experience was the icing on the cake.
- Greg Debicki (Woulg)
What professionals are saying:
The resources of MUTEK Market and the one-on-one meetings were very useful and of high quality, with truly interesting artists.
- Blake Kammerdiener | SXSW, Austin, US
For a festival like ours, the exposure was fantastic. It was very easy to connect with artists and organizations, not only Canadian but also European.
- Yves Conrardy | Rotonde Festival, Luxembourg
Building on three years of experience, the Market selection for 2023 presents the most comprehensive training program for artist development. These master classes aim to provide selected artists with tools and skills to enhance their careers. The training sessions covered the following topics
- Demystifying grants with Pierre Beaudouin (from Artch)
- Intercultural Communication with Ysabel Viau
- Workshop on copyright in a digital creation context with Eliane Ellbogen
- Artist Management - From artist as a startup to building your team with Grace Puluczek
- Synch and Composition for Media Masterclass with Kaya Pino and Sara Gilles Kaya Pino & Sarah Giles
- Web 3.0 and music with Francis di Stasio
- Sustainability Practices in the music industry with Aurélie Jeanroy (ACT)
Market in Numbers
In 2022 :
- 625 professionals
430 from North America
39 from Latin America
95 from Europe
36 from Asia and Oceania
13 from Africa
- 21 selected artists
- 52% women or non-binary
- 48% BIPOC
- Over 400 meetings
2410 new contacts
And more than 5300 messages exchanged