The young and cosmopolitan perspective allows for a broad spectrum of art, and places importance on the aesthetic proximity of artists from various genres. As a result, collaborative projects took shape - for example - between the French industrial music group Les Tambours du Bronx and such diverse partners as the choreographer Rui Horta as well as the light artist Gert Hof and the visual artist Gottfried Helnwein who worked together on a production of "Die Hamletmaschine" by playwright Heiner Müller. Band leaders such as Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten) and Sven Regener (Element of Crime) performed as well with their bands as solo with Spoken Word gigs.
Keen on experimenting and based on contemporary culture, Muffatwerk appears again and again as home of the international scene and is, as such, counted among the most respected cutting edge venues in Germany. In addition to music, the complex program structure is composed of dance, theater, musical theater, performance art, multimedia, literature, and visual art. Muffatwerk has been the domain of liveacts of international stars such as Douglas Adams, Batsheva Dance Company, Jerome Bel, Big Art Group, Jonathan Borrows, T.C. Boyle, Rosemary Butcher, Boris Charmatz, Nigel Charnock, Douglas Coupland, Richard Dawkins, Dumb Type, Bret Easton Ellis, Ensemble Modern, Peter Esterhazy, Jan Fabre, Forced Entertainment, Heiner Goebbels, Wanda Golonka, Emio Greco, Michel Houellebecq, Siri Hustvedt, La Fura Dels Baus, Xavier LeRoy, Ray Loriga, Hakan Nesser, Needcompany, Nico & the Navigators, Richard Powers, Rimini Protokoll, Felix Ruckert, Salman Rushdie, Christoph Schlingensief, Raoul Schrott, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Vladimir Sorokin, Marlene Streeruwitz, Meg Stuart, Theéâtre Ubu, Wim Vandekeybus, Irvine Welsh, Tad Williams, VA Wölfl, Jin Xin, Zuni Icosahedron.
For years, Muffatwerk has been a platform for numerous festivals including "Münchner Biennale," "Spielart," "Dance," "Tanzwerkstatt Europa," "musica viva," "Münchner Jugendfilmfest," and "Wortspiele." By means of production collaborations and performance opportunities Muffatwerk also supports the local theater and dance scene.
Another focal point of the program is a consistent commitment to the use of new media in the creative process. Muffatwerk is eager to make visible the link between art and science, and to set future trends in this area. Giving free rein to such an interdisciplinary approach, media festivals like the Serious Chiller Lounge, Future Communities, Digital Crossover and Make World were developed and hosted. Furthermore, such diverse works as the Amorphic Robot Works of American artist Chico MacMurtrie, the cyborg fantasies of Australian techno performance artist Stelarc or the New Cinema installations of the German-Austrian artist duo Granular Synthesis were produced.