MUTEK announces inaugural S.F. lineup

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The producers of electronica festival MUTEK this week announced the lineup for the first San Francisco incarnation of the event—which is also the festival’s inaugural entry in the U.S.

The festival, which runs from May 3 to 6, will include artists Tim Hecker, Equiknoxx, Francesco Tristano & Derrick May, and Underground Resistance’s Galaxy 2 Galaxy.

MUTEK will present performances at nine venues, including Bimbo’s, Gray Area Grand Theatre, Herbst Theatre, Heron Arts, the San Francisco Mint, Mezzanine and The Midway. Besides music by artists from around the world, the festival includes art installations, audiovisual works, panel discussions and food vendors. Each incarnation of the festival, which has also been held in Mexico City, Barcelona, Tokyo, Buenos Aires and Dubai, includes a theme that is local to its region. In San Francisco, “the city’s potent mixture of technological innovation, intellectualism, immigration and futurism provides a backdrop for MUTEK.SF’s programming trajectory,” according to a news release.

Other initial performers include 214, Article C, artificiel, Bézier, Austin Cesear, Braille & Chelley Sherman, Christina Chatfield, Convextion, Debit, Indy Nyles, Jackie House, Joanie Lemercier, Jesse Woolston, Kyoka, Lee Gamble, Michela Pelusio, Night Sea, Nonotak, Orphx, Perera Elsewhere, Roche, rRoxymore & Trece Cielos, Russell E.L. Butler, Secret Sidewalk, SieteCatorce & PE/COO, Solar & C.L.A.W.S., Telefon Tel Aviv, Topazu, Vague Terrain, Watkins & Peacock and Woulg & Push 1 stop. More artists will be announced.

The performances will be separated into four tracks: Digi Lab, A/Visions, Nocturne and Experience. The San Francisco festival will be helmed by two directors with deep electronic music ties: Surefire Agency founder Miroslav Wiesner and Gabrielle de Villoutreys, founder of Les Plages Electroniques and Moga Festival. The programming will be presented in conjunction with the San Francisco-based consulates general of Canada, France and Mexico.

Visit Evenbrite for tickets, which currently cost $218, and more information.