Mute host 2 days – 13 + 14 May 2011 – at London’s historic Roundhouse as part of the annual Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival and announce the first details of the artists to be involved, with further announcements to follow in the coming weeks. The 2 day incident will feature performances and unique collaborations from Mute artists past, present and future. Check the link for more details.
Friday 13 May (6pm-1am) will feature rare UK live performances from Recoil (Alan Wilder), Nitzer Ebb, Richard H. Kirk, CARTER TUTTI with Nik Void, NON (Boyd Rice), The Balanescu Quartet and Komputer plus live sets from key German electronic music figures Pole, T. Raumschmiere, Thomas Fehlmann and Thomas Brinkmann. Mute’s founder, Daniel Miller will also perform a DJ set.
Confirmed for Saturday 14 May (12pm-12am) is an exclusive performance by Erasure who will be joined by very special guests. Also performing live will be The Residents, Laibach, Liars, recent Mute signings Big Deal and S.C.U.M, Poppy & The Jezebels, Simon Fisher Turner collaborating with Mira Calix, James Brooks, Peter Gregson plus a special guest performance from Alison Moyet. DJing on the night will be Danny Briottet (Renegade Soundwave) and Irmin Schmidt (Can) & Kumo (Jono Podmore) who will play The Sound Of Can – CAN ARCHIVES SPECIAL, previewing newly discovered music set for release in September.
Saturday 14 will also include a program of talks and films, alongside live performances throughout the afternoon. Talks confirmed so far include Stefan Betke (aka Pole) with ‘An Introduction into the science of Mastering’ and veteran producer and long time Mute collaborator Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Erasure and Liars) will talk about his work with the label. Films include the 2009 Mark Stewart documentary ‘On/Off’ and an exclusive Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds film by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. More to be announced.
A series of installations will be running across the Short Circuit festival. Berlin based synth boutique Schneiders Buero will build a unique carousel where visitors can play with new modular and hardware synths. Flies, Guys and Choirs is an audio/visual installation by Irmin Schmidt & Kumo that will transform the sounds of people within the public space in to the bizarre and beautiful. Felix’s Machines (Felix Thorn) will be exhibiting one of his music making sculptures.
Tickets are available from www.roundhouse.org.uk/short-circuit/ 0844 482 8008 and are priced as follows:
Fri 13 May – £30 (6pm-1am)
Sat 14 May – £45 (12pm-12am)
Fri & Sat – £65
Limited Premium Ticket – SOLD OUT
All events are 14+, 16 and under should be accompanied by an adult
The German electronic label Raster-Noton have confirmed a line up for the opening night of 2011’s Short Circuit – Thursday 12 May – and a specially created sound piece will link the Raster-Noton and Mute events. The Raster-Noton / Mute Sound Halo will consist of sound loops created by artists from both labels and will play overnight from 12 May to link the two events.
The line up for Raster-Noton’s event features the premiere of Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto’s new piece, plus performances from Anne James Chaton, Grischa Lichtenberger, Atom TM, Byetone and Mark Fell (snd). Tickets are onsale from today.
LINE UP SO FAR – FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS TO BE MADE IN THE COMING WEEKS
FRIDAY 13 MAY
RICHARD H. KIRK
CARTER TUTTI with Nik Void
THE BALANESCU QUARTET
SATURDAY 14 MAY
ERASURE AND SPECIAL GUESTS
ALISON MOYET (SPECIAL GUEST)
POPPY AND THE JEZEBELS
SFT AND MIRA CALIX
IRMIN SCHMIDT AND KUMO play The Sound Of Can – CAN ARCHIVES SPECIAL
MARK STEWART ‘ON/OFF’ (2009)
AN EXCLUSIVE NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS FILM BY IAIN FORSYTH AND JANE POLLARD WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
GARETH JONES ON PRODUCING MUTE ARTISTS,
STEFAN BETKE (AKA POLE) ‘AN INTRODUCTION INTO THE SCIENCE OF MASTERING’
PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
INSTALLATIONS – 13 + 14 MAY
FLIES, GUYS AND CHOIRS
*Originally posted at mute.com on 17th February 2011