CTM Festival

Festival for Adventurous Music and Art

CTM is a prominent international festival dedicated to contemporary electronic, digital and experimental music, as well as the diverse range of artistic activities in the context of sound and club cultures. Since 1999 it takes place concurrently and cooperatively with the transmediale – international festival for art and digital culture, Berlin. 

CTM’s aim is to present the most outstanding international productions in adventurous, experimental and electronic music and audiovisual performance, as well as to reflect recent artistic, social and technical developments in music culture in panels, screenings and presentations.

CTM Festival is an independent project and organized by DISK Berlin. Next to the annual festival DISK and the affiliated DISK Agency produce and curate events and projects during the year, both in Berlin and abroad. DISK is a founding member of the ICAS network, and is the host organization of the Berlin based project space General Public

Together, the two festivals CTM and transmediale comprise one of the most comprehensive and relevant occasions in the world for reflection on digital culture and, moreover, one with a more comprehensive scope than any usual festival remit. The two parallel festivals attract a broad and diverse public, yet at the same time offer artists, producers, agents and curators a lively platform for informed, thoughtful debate and opportunities to network across the globe. In doing so, they fathom and illuminate the minutely diversified grass-roots level of music and media arts production. Both festivals do much more than simply present new trends and developments however. In their role as partners to the artists, as participants in on-going contemporary discourse, as active network facilitators, information resources, research bodies and disseminators of innovative work, they also make a vital contribution to the further development of critical, innovative music and media cultures.



»One of the world's leading experimental music festivals«

– Crack Magazine, INT

»Ahead of its time«

– Trax, FR

»CTM is more than a festival—it's a frothing petri dish of musical ideas, in equal measure entertaining and enlightening, for the artists as well as the audience.«

– Resident Advisor, INT

»CTM excels above other festivals: not because it sidelines traditional festival hedonism in favour of discourse but because it has found the empathetic balance between the two«

– The Quietus, UK

»Transformative, inclusive and celebratory«

– Crack Magazine, INT

»One of those festivals that provides a chance to encounter unique experiences«

– Les Inrockuptibles, FR

»The mount Olympus of adventure and experimentation«

– Kindamuziek, NL



Project Proposals / Demos / Ideas
Please note that due to the amount of proposals send to us we will only be able to respond to those that we are seriously interested in.

Oliver Baurhenn
Artistic Director, Managing Director

Jan Rohlf
Artistic Director, Managing Director, Concert Programme
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Remco Schuurbiers
Artistic Director, Managing Director
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Michail Stangl
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Karen Grzemba
Festival Coordinator, Manager Administration and Finances
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Taica Replansky
Communications & Project Manager
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Philip Gann
Production & Hospitality Manager

Lilli Maxine Ebert
Production — Festival & Concert Programme
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Zuri-Maria Daiß
Sponsorship Manager
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concerts, performances, installations

discourse and workshop programme

art exhibitions / installations

international festival network meeting

35 Partner Events
 CTM & transmediale citywide Vorspiel programme

together with transmediale