LA SACRED MOUNTAIN : Choses Sauvages // No Joy // Paupière // Teke :: Teke
The Montreal festival-conference marks a 15-year collaboration with SXSW by presenting, in partnership with BrooklynVegan, an official virtual showcase where film, music and visual arts meet.
After the experience of the 2020 digital edition, last November, where M for Montreal recreated modern 60s and 90s style TV studios musical performances, the event is back, as part of SXSW Online 2021, with a strong audiovisual concept: La Sacred Mountain. The project features Choses Sauvages, No Joy, Paupière and TEKE :: TEKE, and evokes symbols of the current pandemic, the strange fantasy universe of the film The Holy Mountain by artist and filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Montreal’s own iconic sacred mountain, Mount Royal.
With this official showcase, presented in the music component of SXSW Online, on Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m. (CDT), on Channel 2 — and simultaneously in their immersive 3D platform at The Mohawk — M for Montreal, present for a fifteenth consecutive year at the essential Austin conference, reaffirms its willingness to maintain its mission to export Quebec music in all its diversity, despite the critical global health context, in a television-quality audiovisual production.
Presented in collaboration with BrooklynVegan, the online performance is directed by Montreal video and documentary filmmaker Philémon Crête and produced by Parce Que Films in collaboration with artistic directors Pestacle and an elite technical team. This event will fire imagination with its stunning aesthetics, in opposition to the current hyper-virtualization of content, and with the exceptional performances of the four artists: the powerful groove/art rock quintet Choses Sauvages, who present new material; the experienced and well-established No Joy, in an unusual shoegaze solo formula; the electro-pop duo Paupière, with exclusive songs from their highly anticipated new album; and the explosive Japanese psych rock collective TEKE :: TEKE, newly signed to the American cult label Kill Rock Stars.
La Sacred Mountain will be presented in its entirety and free of charge to the general public next spring. Details of the event to be announced in March.