MUTEK launches into its 16th edition with 5 nonstop days of internationally recognized artistic excellence, running from May 27 to 31 at Montréal's Musée d'art contemporain (MAC) and various other venues in the heart of the city. Expect another year of mind and body bending artistry operating at the leading edge of technology, music, digital creativity and live performance. As digital and electronic culture has matured and evolved, MUTEK is proud to maintain its unique position and reputation for emphasizing live performance in this ever-mutating realm. A core value since its inception, MUTEK seeks out and promotes original creations that unfurl in real time, underlining the immediacy and sense of happening that the whole festival thrives on, for both performers and audiences alike. With Montréal as its backdrop, MUTEK has always played on the special character and convivial spirit the city is famous for. Visitors enter a sophisticated urban setting filled with multi sensory adventures that include the Quartier des spectacles, world famous restaurant culture and the high spring energy that fills the streets. The second edition of the city-wide Digital Spring, bringing together practitioners and institutions who elaborate the digital arts, promises an even richer encounter for tourists, as well as locals, who use MUTEK and its context as a vehicle to rediscover their own hometown.