Friday, April 16, 2010

Avant Mutek Tour // SF


RML SF, Gray Area, and Mutek present the Avant_Mutek Tour!
Friday, April 16th 2010 | 10pm
Location: Gray Area 55 Taylor St. SF

Advanced tickets – $20


Akufen (Musique Risquée, Perlon, Mutek, Force Inc | Montreal)
Stephen Beaupré (Musique Risquée, Circus Company | Montreal) LIVE
Sutekh (Context, Soul Jazz | San Francisco) LIVE

Join us as we start the countdown to the 11th edition of the Mutek festival!
Mutek is an international festival of electronic music and digital creativity. Known for showcasing a broad spectrum of boundary-pushing culture, Mutek has undoubtedly had tremendous positive impact on all participants since its inception. Join us as we start the countdown to the 11th edition of the Mutek festival!

Akufen is the musical pseudonym of Montreal, Canada based artist, Marc Leclair. Leclair makes electronic music that is often described as minimal house, minimal techno, glitch, click hop, or microhouse. Leclair’s pseudonym comes from the french word for tinnitus (ringing of the ears), acouphène. His 2002 album “My Way” introduced his concept of “microsampling”, which was essentially a way of using extremely small and short clips of samples he had randomly recorded off of F.M. radio broadcasts as a key musical element. Leclair has also gone under the pseudonyms Horror Inc., David Scott, Nefuka, and Anna Kaufen.

Stephen Beaupré
More than 10 years of active participation on the Montreal scene has converted Stephen Beaupré into an uncontestable dj/ artist in the world of Canadian music. Attracting attention with his Crackhaus project, for which he collaborates with his friend and fellow artist Deadbeat, Steve has managed to gain recognition as a solo artist with his EP Dirty Lipreading on the upstart Montreal label Musique Risquée, launched by Akufen and Vincent Lemieux. 2006 brings the release release of his first solo album, the masterful Foe Destroyer, released on both Musique Risquée and MUTEK_REC . His particular approach to music manifests itself in decomposed and syncopated rhythms, which he develops with an incredible spontaneity. Animated ambiances based upon abstract and organic textures abound in his productions, where an equal measure of house and techno interplay with elements of funk, guided by a strong artistic sensitivity. Diverse vocals and instrumentation, reworked with humor, intermingle with intense beats, delivering both a relaxed and agitated tone to his pieces.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1991, Sutekh, has released music on dozens of record labels, including Mille Plateaux (Germany), Soul Jazz (UK), The Leaf Label (UK), Orthlorng Musork (USA), and his own Context Free Media. While identified most often as a techno artist, Sutekh is well known for his innovative and irreverent approach, incorporating a range of influences from pigeon funk, dub, and free jazz to experimental noise, musique concrète, and classical minimalism.

The Dates:
April 1 – Winnipeg @ The Academy
April 3 – Vancouver @ Lotus Sound Lounge
April 8 – Toronto @ Drake Hotel
April 9 – Brooklyn @ Public Assembly
April 10 – Chicago @ Green Dolphin Street
April 15 – Seattle @ Nectar Lounge
April 16 – San Francisco @ GAFFTA
April 17 & 18 – Boulder @ Communikey Festival

More details are available at

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