Mute announces line-up Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival '2 Days of Mute'

Posted on 07/02/11

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Mute announces line-up Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival '2 Days of Mute'
Mute has announced the first details of the artists to be involved in the Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival baptized '2 Days of Mute' (see also 2 Days of Mute' at the Roundhouse in London). The 2 day event will feature performances and unique collaborations from Mute artists past, present and future alongside DJs, talks, workshops, screenings and installations. In short, it will be a celebration of Mute's unique and influential work as a label and publisher.

So, here are the details you all waited for: 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 or at 0844 482 8008.

You can check in at this event's attendees list on the Side-Line iPhone/Android app (check the concert section).

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Mute was founded by Daniel Miller in 1978, and since then has signed and developed some of the world's most influential recording artists - including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Goldfrapp, Erasure, Moby and Richard Hawley - and become home to a crop of emerging talent and recent signings such as Josh T. Pearson and Liars. Whilst maintaining a firmly eclectic roster the label has always been a champion of electronic music.

Mute also looks after a catalogue of seminal electronic artists such as Can, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Kraftwerk. Short Circuit pays tribute to the key Pioneers of Electronic Music, recent festivals have hosted performances from artists such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Holger Czukay, John Foxx, Jeff Mills and Gavin Bryars.

We'll be present with various Side-Line editors and collaborators, we hope to see you there as well!

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