Latest additions to Short Circuit presents Mute

Mute announce the latest artists to be confirmed for Short Circuit presents Mute festival – 13 + 14 May 2011 – at London’s historic Roundhouse:

Richie Hawtin, Moby (DJ set), Maps and Polly Scattergood collaboration, Beth Jeans Houghton plus a Dirty Electronics Workshop.

Tickets are available from / 0844 482 8008 and are priced as follows:

Fri 13 May – £30 (6pm-1am)
Sat 14 May – £45 (12pm-12am)
Fri & Sat – SOLD OUT
Limited Premium Ticket – SOLD OUT

All events are 14+, 16 and under should be accompanied by an adult

On Friday 13 May, DJ sets from Moby and Richie Hawtin (Minus, Berlin – with visuals by Ali Demirel) are additions to a line up that features 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.

On Saturday 14 May, Maps and Polly Scattergood will perform a unique collaboration, interpreting each other’s songs. Also confirmed for Saturday 14 May is a Dirty Electronics Workshop in collaboration with Mute. These announcements add to a bill that includes an exclusive performance by Erasure who will be joined on the night by very special guests. Also performing live will be The Residents, Laibach, Liars, recent Mute signings Big Deal, S.C.U.M and Beth Jeans Houghton, Poppy & The Jezebels, Simon Fisher Turner collaborating with Mira Calix, James Brooks, Peter Gregson plus a special guest performance from Alison Moyet. Other DJs 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.

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.

In collaboration with Mute, Dirty Electronics Workshop will design a special analogue electronic instrument for the festival. Young members of the Roundhouse studios will take part in the workshop, each building the instrument then performing it at the Roundhouse. A limited edition of the instrument will be on sale during the Short Circuit festival.


*Originally posted at on 17th March 2011


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