13th + 14th May 2011: Short Circuit presents… Mute

Short Circuit presents… Mute


Friday – live -:
Nitzer Ebb
Richard H. Kirk
Carter Tutti with Nik Void
The Balanescu Quartet
Thomas Fehlmann
Thomas Brinkmann
Richie Hawtin with visuals by Ali Demirel

Friday – DJ -:
Daniel Miller
Richard Warren
Gudrun Gut
Barbara Preisinger

Saturday – live -:
Erasure and special guests
The Residents
Alison Moyet (special guest)
Poppy And The Jezebels
SFT and Mira Calix
Big Deal
James Brooks
Peter Gregson
Maps and Polly Scattergood (Collaboration!)
Beth Jeans Houghton
Josh T. Pearson performing Mute songs
Richard Hawley (tbc)

Saturday – DJ -:
Martin L. Gore
Andrew Fletcher
Danny Briottet
Irmin Schmidt and Kumo play The Sound Of Can
Rex The Dog @ exclusive After show

Saturday – Films -:
Toni Schifer – “ON/OFF: Mark Stewart From Pop Group To Maffia” (2009)
Forsyth&Pollard – “‘Do you love me like I love you: The Boatman’s Call'”

Saturday – Talks -:
Gareth Jones – “Fast Forward/Pause/Rewind” – on producing Mute artists
Anton Corbijn – “Mute + Vision” – a presentation
Stefan Betke aka Pole – “An introduction into the science of mastering”
Flood – “demonstrates the arts and crafts of recordings”

Friday & Saturday – Installations-:
Schneiders Buero
Flies, Guyes and Choirs
Felix’s Machines

Dirty Electronics

On the 12th May the German label Raster-Noton will do an opening night of 2011’s Short Circuit ending with “The Raster Noton / Mute Sound Halo” (consisting of sound loops created by artists from both labels) which link the two events.

Roundhouse, London (UK)

Ticket price:
Fri 13 May – £30 (6pm-1am)
Sat 14 May – £45 (12pm-12am)
Fri & Sat – £65
Limited Premium Ticket – £100

Mute will host 2 days – 13-14 May 2011 – at London’s historic Roundhouse as part of the annual Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival.

Featuring performances and unique collaborations from Mute artists past, present and future alongside talks, workshops, screenings and installations, the occasion will celebrate Mute’s unique and influential work as a label.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 3 December and will include a limited premium ticket, which will give access to both Mute days, entry to an exclusive aftershow party, as well as specifically created Mute merchandise that will only be available with this ticket.

Tickets are priced as follows:
Fri 13 May – £30 (6pm-1am)
Sat 14 May – £45 (12pm-12am)
Fri & Sat – £65
Limited Premium Ticket – £100

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, from the earliest days of The Normal, Fad Gadget and DAF through to the techno era with artists such as Plastikman / Richie Hawtin and Speedy J, and to the present day with hybrid electronic artists such as Yeasayer and S.C.U.M, 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 Zukav, John Foxx, Jeff Mills and Gavin Briars.


Exclusvie merchandising:
Mute just announced 2 new releases available to buy exclusively at the Short Circuit presents Mute festival.
So there will be the 2 artist compilations “Konnecting” by I Start Counting/Fortran 5/Komputer and “This Is The Balanescu Quartet” by Balanescu Quartet. They are the first two of a series of compilations looking at the versatile and creative works of various MUTE luminaries. The compilations are remastered and compiled by the artists. The two compilations will not be released officially until August 2011 but it is possible to buy them on 13 and 14 May.

Additionally there is an exclusive pressing of the first ever Mute records – The Normal “Warm Leatherette” – in white vinyl and a special 10″ by Peter Gregson.

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Running order:

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‘Early Bird’ Prize Draw:
It is really worth to be early. On Saturday everyone who arrives before 1.30pm will be entered into a prize draw to win one of the following things.
Mute’s boss Daniel Miller will announce the winner at 2pm personally.

1st Prize – An exclusive MUTE synth

2nd Prize – 1x Traktor Pro 2 Software

3rd Prize – 5x Mute@ Short Circuit gift collection.


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