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Liars, Residents & Erasure For Mute Short Circuit
Luke Turner , February 7th, 2011 11:18

Electronic celebrations at the Roundhouse, OH MY!

Mute have announced initial details of their curation of the Short Circuit Festival at the London Roundhouse this May. Liars, Laibach, The Balanescu Quartet, Alan Wilder's Recoil, Nitzer Ebb, The Residents, Pole, T. Raumschmiere, Simon Fisher Turner with Mira Calix, Richard H Kirk, Erasure, NON, a "special guest performance" from Alison Moyet and, most intriguingly, a collaboration between Carter Tutti (an alias of Chris Carter & Cosey Fanni Tutti) and Factory Floor's Nik Void will all play live at Short Circuit, which takes between May 13th and 14th. As well as the musical performances, you can expect talks, films, and installations, along with DJ sets by Mute founder Daniel Miller and Irmin Schmidt And Kumo. There will be more acts to be announced in coming weeks. Tickets can be purchased here, and we'd advise you get a shift on. Full details can be seen below. Mute are also linking with the brilliant Raster-Noton label, who are opening the weekend on May 12th with performances by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, Byetone and more. "The Raster-Noton / Mute Sound Halo will consist of sound loops created by artists from both labels and will play overnight from 12 May to link the two events", we are told.

Friday 13 May

Recoil
Nitzer Ebb
Richard H. Kirk
Carter Tutti With Nik Void
Non
The Balanescu Quartet
Pole
T.Raumschmiere
Thomas Fehlmann
Thomas Brinkmann
Komputer

Daniel Miller (DJ set)

Saturday 14 May

Erasure (and special guests)
The Residents
Laibach
Liars
Alison Moyet
S.C.U.M
Poppy And The Jezebels
Simon Fisher Turner & Mira Calix
Big Deal
James Brooks
Peter Gregson

Danny Briottet (DJ set) Irmin Schmidt And Kumo Play The Sound Of Can – Can Archives Special

Films
Mark Stewart On/Off (2009) An Exclusive Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Film By Iain Forsyth And Jane Pollard (more to be announced)

Talks Gareth Jones On Producing Mute Artists,
Stefan Betke (Aka Pole) 'An Introduction Into The Science Of Mastering'

Installations - 13 + 14 May Schneiders Beuro
Flies, Guys And Choirs
Felix’S Machines

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