Following last month’s initial unveiling of CTM 2014 programming, we’re pleased to announce the second wave of artists and projects confirmed for the festival’s 15th anniversary edition, taking place January 24 – February 2, 2014 in Berlin.
CTM.14 will feature the performance-installation "N-polytope: Behaviours in Light and Sound After Iannis Xenakis": a spectacular light, sound, and architectural environment by Chris Salter, in collaboration with Marije Baalman and Thomas Spier. The installation combines cutting-edge lighting, lasers, sound, and sensory and artificial intelligence software technologies inspired by composer Iannis Xenakis’ radical 1960s-1970s works, “Polytopes”.
The Generation Z: ReNoise exhibition at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien assembles rare original early sound equipment and explores the fate of researchers, sound experimentalists, and inventors active during a Russian period of revolution, war, and dictatorship in the early 20th century. Curated by Andrey Smirnov.
The 15th anniversary edition of CTM – Festival for Adventurous Music and Arts – will take place January 24 – February 2, 2014 in different venues across Berlin, including the HAU – Hebbel am Ufer, Berghain, Stattbad, and the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien.
MusicMakers Hacklab is a weeklong open, collaborative laboratory hosted by Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music and sound artist Darsha Hewitt. It allows practitioners from a range of disciplines to reconnect with the work of early pioneers in a new context. Interested artists and developers from various disciplines are encouraged to submit music project ideas to become Hacklab Fellows, learning and collaborating with master artist/technologists. Submission deadline: December 15, 2013.
From November 2013 through March 2014, the Kiasma Museum for Contemporary Art in Helsinki will be presenting a restrospective exhibition on Erkki Kurreniemi, a pioneering artist who played a central role in the development of electronic music in Finland. As part of the exhibition, the Pneuma festival presents three days of programming, in collaboration with Kiasma and CTM Festival in November. The Pneuma mini-festival in Helskinki's Kiasma Theatre comprises screenings, live music performances, and discussions complimenting exhibitions by Mika Taanila and Erkki Kurenniemi.