As part of the annual Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival, Mute Records will curate two days of performances and installation at London’s historic The Roundhouse. The label is pleased to announce the first details of the artists to be showcased on May 13-14, with further festival announcements to follow in the coming weeks.
The two-day event will feature performances and unique collaborations from Mute artists past, present, and future- alongside DJs, talks, workshops, screenings, and installations. A celebration of Mute’s unique and influential work as both label and publisher, the occasion will see all of The Roundhouse’s public spaces open together for the very first time.
Founded by Daniel Miller in 1978, Mute Records has since signed and developed some of the world’s most influential recording artists, including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yazoo, Goldfrapp, Erasure, Moby, and Richard Hawley – quickly becoming home to a crop of both emerging and steadfast talent.
While maintaining an incredibly 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 one of the foremost champions of electronic music.
SHORT CIRCUIT FESTIVAL 2011
FRIDAY MAY 13th
RICHARD H. KIRK
CARTER TUTTI with Nik Void
THE BALANESCU QUARTET
SATURDAY MAY 14th
ERASURE AND SPECIAL GUESTS
ALISON MOYET (SPECIAL GUEST)
POPPY AND THE JEZEBELS
SFT AND MIRA CALIX
IRMIN SCHMIDT AND KUMO play The Sound Of Can – CAN ARCHIVES SPECIAL
MARK STEWART ‘ON/OFF’ (2009)
AN EXCLUSIVE NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS FILM BY IAIN FORSYTH AND JANE POLLARD WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
GARETH JONES ON PRODUCING MUTE ARTISTS,
STEFAN BETKE (AKA POLE) ‘AN INTRODUCTION INTO THE SCIENCE OF MASTERING’
PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
INSTALLATIONS – MAY 13th + 14th
FLIES, GUYS AND CHOIRS