As one of the best informed commentators of Berlin’s music and arts scene, and as a dear friend, Meike has supported the activities of CTM from the very beginning – and beyond. She died this past Saturday. An obituary.
Continuing its mission to support the city's emerging sounds, Berlin Current launches into its third consecutive year with performances by Lumisokea, Lotic, and KABLAM at Malmö's Intonal Festival in April, as well as Lumisokea and Dasha Rush's live AV project "Antarctic Takt" with Stanislav Glazov at MUTEK Montreal in May. More events as well as 2015 supported artists will be announced soon!
The CTM 2015 magazine, a publication investigating various topics related to the 16th edition's Un Tune theme, is still available for purchase. Both this issue and the 2014 Dis Continuity issue can be bought at or ordered online from Motto in Berlin.
As Berlin's burgeoning electronic music scene becomes ever-more a point of international focus, with numerous books and articles being written on its clubs, music, and parties every year, the politics of these structures often get neglected. Within the CTM 2015 festival theme “Un Tune,” the dissonances as well as consonances of these stories are being explored: both inclusion and exclusion play out in systems of sonic affect such as the dancefloor. Building on his extensive work on race, music, technology, and critical theory, CTM discourse programme co-curator Annie Goh interviewed Professor Alexander G. Weheliye on the racial politics of Berlin techno, and how its story being narrated.
Thank you all for joining us for 10 relentless days of musical discovery, experimentation with somatic effects of sound and frequencies, exploration different states of perception and receptivity, and celebration of all things un tuned! Here a selection of photos from this past edition to revive fresh memories. Looking forward to launching more transmissions soon, until then, rest well.
Co-hosted with RBMA, the Finale wraps up 10 relentless festival days on a high note with Carter Tutti Void, Nisennenmondai, Phoebe Kiddo, and the world premiere of a specially commissioned collaboration between Mumdance, Shapednoise, and Logos. Join us for the afterparty at Urban Spree straight after!