Montréal electronic music festival MUTEK has expanded to seven cities across four continents, announcing its first American edition in San Francisco on May 3-6, 2018. MUTEK has already held successful events in Mexico City, Barcelona, Dubai, Buenos Aires, and Tokyo, with each festival showcasing the music, art and digital culture of its respective region.

Surefire Agency founder Miroslav Wiesner and international events coordinator Gabrielle de Villoutreys bring MUTEK to its inaugural San Francisco edition in May. Wiesner explains their vision for the new addition: “the intersection of art, music, and technology combined with the adaptive nature of the city, its accessible size, the concentration of ideas and its constant supply of curious travelers make San Francisco an ideal location for the first American MUTEK edition. The community needs this now more than ever as the old and the new establish their coexistence and find connections in culture and expression.”

While lineup and venue announcements have yet to be announced, MUTEK.SF is seeking proposals from American artists and those residing near the Bay Area. As MUTEK's official call for proposals states: "Artists from California and the USA working on projects exploring new aesthetic avenues in digital creation and electronic music are invited to submit their projects to us."

MUTEK is looking for live electronic music performances with an emphasis on digital innovation, including music suitable for 360 audio environments as well as audiovisual presentations for a projected dome space. Multimedia projects, sculptures and installations will also be considered for display around the festival grounds, as will "any projects that push boundaries and challenge conventions in the digital creation sphere."

All you need to do to submit your project to MUTEK.SF is fill out this online form, including live video recordings of the project if possible. The submission deadline for all MUTEK.SF proposals is February 1st, 2018, so get to filming. More information can be found on the MUTEK website.

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