Following our first festival announcement in October, we are pleased to release the second wave of artists and projects confirmed for CTM 2017. From deconstructions and brutal sonic examinations of Lorenzo Senni, Pharmakon, Pan Daijing and Colin Stetson's Ex Eye, to the future bass sounds of Miss Red, Endgame and Mechatok, CTM's 18th editon swells with a multitude of audacious sounds. A notable Mexico focus that ranges from club sounds of Siete Catorce to vocal chaos by duo (sic), as well as a venture into the Norwegian Space Disco scene led by Diskjokke and Bjorn Torske are also confirmed.
The MusicMakers Hacklab collaborative, improvisatory environment seeks participants wishing to work together to conceive and realise new ideas in a week of intensive activity. Research Networking Day seeks students and researchers connected to the field of sound that are interested in sharing their ideas and work via short presentations. Both open calls have a deadline of 30 November.
CTM 2017's first announcement is out! With special projects and commissions, performances, an intensive daytime programme, and an outlook that continues to search the fringes of current music geographies, CTM 2017 will examine the unhinging and emancipatory potential of resonant (musical) emotion to recurrently question and challenge the status quo. Information on the festival's exhibition, a special installation at the cavernous Halle am Berghain, and three open calls are also announced. Early-bird passes are out now in limited quantities.
The MusicMakers Hacklab will celebrate its 5th year this January 2017 at CTM Festival! Led by Peter Kirn (DCM) and co-host Byrke Lou, this collaborative, improvisatory, experimental environment facilitates working together to conceive and realise new ideas in a week of intensive activity. An open call for this year's "Emotional Invention" theme is out now, with a deadline of 30 November.
The Research Networking Day is a yearly CTM Festival initiative co-organised by Humboldt University’s Department of Musicology. This open call seeks innovative and critical submissions from students and researchers in all areas of study traversing the fields of audio, arts, media, design and related theoretical disciplines. Presentations should be connected to the CTM 2017 theme, Fear Anger Love. Application deadline: 30 November.
The European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC) is pleased to announce this year’s winners of their annual open call. Totalling 186 submitted projects from 34 countries, a wide range of approaches from developers, performers, visual artists, film makers, choreographers and musicians, composers and sound artists presented their particular visions of the potential for audiovisual creativity in cross-disciplinary fields.
Limited edition shirts designed by Holly Herndon x Matt Dryhurst x Metahaven were produced on the occasion of Herdon's June 2015 album launch as part of CTM's Polymorphism series at Berghain. A first batch raised over $2000 USD for the Chelsea Manning Support Network, with only a few shirts left. We're busy ordering more to keep this fundraiser going.
On the occasion of the second edition of Ableton’s Loop - A Summit for Music Makers, Ableton and CTM team up for an evening at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. DJs and live acts take over diverse spaces within the venue, inviting you to move around across styles and genres in a programme as varied as Ableton’s Loop summit. Closing the conference, CTM and Ableton also present “Fragile Territories”, a spectacular laser-sound installation by Robert Henke at Funkhaus Nalepastraße.