NYC-born individualist and trailblazer Princess Nokia fuses music styles of diverse diasporas and reaches out through fresh, brassy lyrics to fringe characters and category hybrids across the world. On 18 April, she appears at the new Festsaal Kreuzberg for a concert supported by Farai, who has delivered two standout tracks for NON Worldwide and is prepping an upcoming EP for the same label/ collective this March 2017. The evening will be rounded out by Staycore member and Bala Club regular Mechatok, named one of FACT Mag’s top ten producers to watch in 2016.
The CTM 2017 exhibition, "Critical Constellations of the Audio-Machine in Mexico" runs daily until Sunday 19 March at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien. Presented free of charge, it takes as its focus the history and current state of electronic music and sound art in Mexico, guiding visitors through the various different musical styles and sound experiments that have emerged in the country since the beginning of the 20th century.
Join us in looking back on a stimulating and thought-provoking 2017 edition. Here is an ever-growing collection of articles, radio broadcasts, and images documenting the energetic ten days.
The world premiere of "SOL" by Kurt Hentschläger runs for one last weekend, Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 February daily 16 – 22:00 in the cavernous Halle am Berghain. The installation builds on loss of control, shifts in awareness and a feeling of dislocation and timelessness. Tickets can be purchased online, or at the door. Highly recommended!
We're still reeling from 10 days of intense performances, challenging discussions, chance encounters and joyful reunions with friends old and new. Thank you to all the artists, speakers, music hackers, festivalgoers, volunteers, collaborators, supporters, friends and family that joined us for the adventure! We're busy uploading photos from the final festival closing concerts, and compiling reviews and articles from the press for you to peruse. Select recordings from the festival music and night programmes will also be available in the coming month. News of new concerts and events are not far away either. Stay tuned! With love, CTM.
Join us for the festival grand finale at Schwuz in Neukölln! The lineup includes hyped ballroom/house DJ Mike Q and Berlin's own Vogueing Out troupe. Love and be loved.
In one of the last events of the festival, Dylan Carlson, godfather of drone metal, meets Kevin Martin aka The Bug on the stage for a showdown between sonic forces equal in catastrophic (and fantastical) potential. Stara Rzeka lays the groundwork with wonderful, heartbreaking psych-folk.