transmediale have announced the first wave of participants for their 31st edition. Taking place 31 January – 4 February 2018, transmediale will return to their home venue, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) and explore the 'face value' theme. Early-bird transmediale festival passes are also now available.
For this year's Hacklab, we invite participants to invent collaborative performances that embrace the chaos, strangeness, and cultural anxiety surrounding the theme of AI, echoing the titular TURMOIL of this year's CTM festival. We want coders and technologists to apply, but also people from across artistic and research backgrounds, from musicians to poets to psychologists – anyone interested in how humans, machines, and hybrids might perform together. We’re looking primarily not for existing work, but for new ideas to be created on the spot, in spontaneous collaboration with others. Apply by 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 2018 theme, Turmoil. Application deadline: 30 November.
The fourth edition of the Technosphärenklänge series by Haus der Kulturen der Welt and CTM Festival puts a focus on the 50-year anniversary of Morton Subotnick’s seminal release, Silver Apples of the Moon. Subotnick joins forces with Alec Empire and video artist Lillevan to create a new interpretation of his seminal work as well as other older and more recent compositions. Further performances by Valery Vermeulen, and Caterina Barbieri.
Awarded by Deutschlanfunk Kultur – Radio Art/Klangkunst and CTM Festival, in collaboration with ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst and Ö1 Kunstradio, the CTM 2018 Radio Lab Open Call for works sought unusual ideas for pairing the specific artistic possibilities of radio with the potentials of live performance or installation, that also explore the CTM 2018 Festival theme: Turmoil.
What radical changes in music will characterize the 21st century? On the occasion of the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the most innovative and influential composers of his epoch, the #bebeethoven project invites twelve young artists to explore such questions by developing, testing and presenting artistic experiments and projects. Together with project lead PODIUM Esslingen and six renowned partners – CTM Festival, Ensemble Resonance, Operadagen Rotterdam, Radialsystem V, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, and ZKM Karlsruhe – these twelve fellows will experiment with new technologies and develop aesthetic innovations. CTM Festival has invited Holly Herndon & Mat Dryhurst to become fellows. The duo will research and develop ideas to expand the human voice with future technology, and actively push forward critical discourse reflecting the implications of such technologies. A Berlin Kick-off event will take place Friday 6 October at Silent Green starting with an afternoon symposium that culminates with a concert in the evening.
CTM is looking for an intern to support its Booking, Administration and Production activities outside of the scope of the yearly CTM Festival. The spring/summer internship can vary in length from 3–4 months between March and July 2018, starting no later than 1 April 2018. Applications can be sent until 30 September 2017. Due to the fact that the internship requires a strong command of German, the following announcement is provided in German only.
Beginning with a performance of Sote's "Sacred Horror in Design" with Arash Bolouri, Behrouz Pashaei, and Tarik Barri, our prelude series also features a double-bill with Tara Transitory aka One Man Nation and Rabih Beaini in September, plus a November concert uniting the confrontational sounds of Pharmakon and Moor Mother. Check our concert listings for full details.