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!
This afternoon at HAU1, Emptyset perform the world premiere of "Signal", a radio-based performance working directly with ionospheric propagation as a live sonic sculptural process and compositional tool. Originally scheduled for 16h, the performance will take place one hour later, 17h, due to technical reasons. Tickets are sold out online, but a few remain available at the box office!
The culmination of a week's worth of collaboration and experimentation, this year's Hacklab participants move their creations from the lab to the stage. Co-hosted by Peter Kirn and Leslie Garcia.