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|Genre||Electronic music, digital arts|
|Founded by||Association pour la Création et la Recherche Électroacoustiques du Québe|
|Website||Elektra Festival official website|
The Elektra Festival is an internationally renowned digital arts festival established in Montreal since 1999, presented every year by the ACREQ (Association pour la Création et la Recherche Électroacoustiques du Québec; The Association for the Creation and Research of Electroaccoustics of Quebec).
Renowned internationally as a cutting-edge festival, Elektra offers experiences such as immersive shows, live performances, interactive devices, installations and much more. The festival focuses on presenting links between the latest technologies and their creative potential, using different mediums such as music, video, design, cinema, game and robotics.
Elektra also allows artists from a range of disciplines (composition, performance, dance, visual arts etc.) to share their common interest for the artistic application of new technologies in order to explore the ever-evolving ways in which audio and visuals can be united.
Elektra was formed in 1999, when ACREQ chose to organize a yearly cultural and artistic event. The festival’s mission has since been to present artists and works that combine the latest in electronic music and visual creations derived from new technologies. It has also been a showcase of local, national and international creations for Montreal's community.