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.
Following a collaborative concert evening on 4 November, Ableton and CTM are proud to support the German Premiere of Robert Henke’s "Fragile Territories" laser installation, open to the public following the 2016 Loop Summit. The shapes and auditive elements of “Fragile Territories” are created in real-time using statistic and stochastic algorithms, resulting in a work of infinite duration; its state at any given moment is impossible to predict.
Twenty-three applicants were selected out of over 70 applications to take part in the Hacklab's second edition at MUTEK.MX.
Awarded by Deutschlandradio Kultur – Hörspiel/Klangkunst and CTM Festival, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut, ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, Ö1 Kunstradio, and the SoCCoS – the Sound of Culture, the Culture of Sound initiative, the CTM 2017 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 2017 Festival theme: Fear Anger Love.
Following several editions at CTM Festival, the MusicMakers Hacklab has begun to travel! The Hacklab is a collaborative, improvisatory, experimental environment that invites artists, technologists and researchers in the fields of sound, image and related arts to imagine and realise new musical ideas. From 17 - 23 October, CDM and CTM bring a special Hacklab edition to MUTEK.MX festival in Mexico City, which will explore the "Immersive Invention" theme together with hosts Peter Kirn, Leslie Garcia and Paloma Lopez (Interspecifics), and professor Roberto Morales. More information on this theme, as well as an application form, are now up.
Established in 2013, CTM’s Berlin Current initiative taps into the city’s sprawling landscape of unconventional pop and electronic music hybrids to map out its current expansion of musical diversity, and to support emerging Berlin-based acts and artists. A range of Berlin Current supported events are upcoming this fall, including two collaborations with Unsound (in Vladivostok and at the festival's home edition in Krakow), a showcase produced with Lunchmeat in Prague, and input into CTM's Polymorphism event in October at Berghain. Have a look at artists and projects that have been supported by the initiative.