We regret to inform you that, due to a schedule conflict with some obligations in the US, Princess Nokia will not be able to perform at CTM 2017. She sincerely apologizes to her fans, and is already looking forward to coming to Berlin for a concert organised with CTM on 18 April 2017 at Festsaal Kreuzberg. Tickets for this event are already available via Eventbrite. Stay tuned for news about an exciting replacement, in the works! If you have already purchased a ticket for the event at YAAM, you will be contacted with information on how to reimburse your ticket should you wish to do so.
Other final confirmations include DJ Stingray, DJ Luki and Kassen, DEBONAIR and Sky H1 at Berghain, Traxman and Linnéa filling out Prince Charles, and Dragoș Rusu, İpek İpekçioğlu, Shins-K and Bass Gang at YAAM. Stay tuned for details of our daytime programme coming later this month.
CTM joins forces with Red Bull Music Academy to close its 18th edition on sonically divergent notes. For a third year in a row, the two partners have collaboratively assembled two back-to-back events, this time at Heimathafen Neukölln and SchwuZ, with artists such as The Bug vs Dylan Carlson of Earth, MikeQ, Berlin Voguing Out, Nils Bech, Toxe, Marie Davidson & more. Talks, masterclasses and RBMA sessions are also announced.
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.