Limited edition shirts designed by Holly Herndon x Metahaven x Jacob Appelbaum on the occasion of Herdon's June 2015 performance as part of CTM's Polymorphism series at Berghain. All proceeds will be donated to the Chelsea Manning Support Network.
Audiovisual researchers, practitioners, and creators are invited to apply to one of 5 residencies taking place within the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation (ENCAC). Deadline 12 August.
Recordings of most lectures and talks from the CTM 2015 – Un Tune discourse series are now archived on our soundcloud page, and available for streaming. These 15 hours of audio offer a broad and free-roaming discussion on the ramifications of CTM 2015's Un Tune theme from multiple perspectives of different artists, cultural theorists, and writers. Featuring Marcus Boon, Maire Thompson, Chris Salter, Brandon LaBelle, Andrew Pickering, Maria Witek, Annie Goh, Eleni Ikoniadou, Rupert Till, Paul Devereux, and many more.
For sixteen years, Sunn O))) have been challenging the way we think about music. In that relatively brief time, core members Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson have forged connections between the worlds of Metal, Drone, Contemporary Composition, Jazz and Minimalism with startling results while remaining true to the eternal principles of volume, density and weight. On August 9, 2015 they return to Berlin for the first time since their glorious show at CTM 2013. Tickets are on sale now.
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.