MUTEK.SF Experience

MUTEK.SF Experience

MUTEK San Francisco closes with Experience, a day-into-night extravaganza featuring two stages of music and a slew of interactive artworks throughout our partner venue The Midway. The festivities begin with four performances of lush ambient music inside Envelop SF, an immersive listening space within The Midway. The patio will soon light up as San Francisco’s Solar & C.L.A.W.S. start the party, followed by a live set from reclusive artist Convextion and DJ sets by contemporary electro leader 214 and Honey Soundsystem’s Jackie House. In Gods & Monsters inside The Midway, audiovisual performances by Article C, Braille & Chelley Sherman, and Foozool will give way to upbeat rhythms to end the festival on from 8ULENTINA, Siete Catorce & Pecco, Matias Aguayo, and Telefon Tel Aviv.

Numerous artworks will be stationed throughout The Midway, offering festivalgoers the chance to interact and explore. “Binary Garden 2” by Marpi and “Lux Aeterna” by Joey Verbeke and Yağmur Uyanık will fill the Gallery; “iAltar” by Brian Reinbolt, “Immersive Constructions” by Last Faith Studio, and “Chamber of Cerebral Geometry” by Craig Dorety will be located in the Artists’ Studios; and “Blueprint” by Joanie Lemercier and James Ginzburg will be showcased in the Lab.

Throughout the day into evening, food will be served courtesy MUTEK.SF’s special guest chef, Oakland’s Preeti Mistry, who launched Juhu Beach Club, was recently nominated for a James Beard Award, and is renowned for her fusion of Indian culture and flavor with French culinary tradition.


Gerard Hanson was born in 1972. He hails from Dallas, Texas USA. His productions have reflections with Basic Channel/Chain Reaction sound. His main inspirations are Juan Atkins and Derrick May. His music also has influences from Stefan Robbers, Red Planet and Carl Craig. He found a way where everything came together: Deepness, Minimalism and Soul, the Detroit-Berlin connection. In 1994 Gerard Hanson and Dan Kurzius started ‘Hardsync’, a Magazine dedicated to electronic music reviews and artist interviews. It has been defunct since 1996 as a result of a computer crash. Hard Sync was an outlet for several Texas-based electronic music enthusiasts to reach out to others around the world that shared similar musical interests. He released his first 12" on Matrix in 1995. From 1995-1997, he released five ep’s, and then only two more in the next six years until 2005. After that some other labels approached him but just wanted more of the same and didn't really seem to understand his sound. After that he stopped releasing music and produced only for his personal usage. After a couple of years the label Down Low convinced him to pick up his producing again. He is very careful about sharing his music with the rest of the world. In the last decade he only used the aliases Convextion and E.R.P. (Event Related Potential). E.R.P is an electro-edged moniker. Gerard has remained willingly anonymous since his debut in 1995, but he came out of obscurity for a debut European Live performance in London in April 2006.

Electro, techno, and house from Seattle, with records released on Frustrated Funk, Shipwrec, CPU, Lunar Disko,Harbour City Sorrow, Touchin Bass, Fortified Audio, Hypercolour, Hallucination LTD, Car Crash Set, Pyramid Transmissions, and Mikrolux.


Honey Soundsystem, SF

Siete Catorce

Matias Aguayo (born 1973 in Santiago de Chile) is a German/Chilean techno music producer, DJ and live-act artist.

Formed in 1999 in New Orleans, Telefon Tel Aviv eventually got signed to Chicago's Hefty Records and released their acclaimed debut album in the fall of 2001. Other side projects include the score for the 2001 film New Port South. Their second album, "Map Of What Is Effortless", came out in January 2004.
Charlie Cooper passed away on January 22nd 2009.



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