Across artist talks, lectures, and discussions, "Decolonising the Ear" identifies de-, post-, and anti- colonial sonic practices. How does music reflect and affect diversity, borders, movement, and migration? Spanning work actively engaged in empowering indigenous cultures, as well as input from those creating tools with which to amplify stifled voices, this series delves into messy knots of lives, stories, and sounds to explore agency, defiance, and community amidst persistent colonial legacies.
CTM's Transfer programme supports the festival’s vast musical scope. Transfer takes place at Kunstquartier Bethanien and other venues, and ties together the Discourse series of talks, panels, workshops and screenings; the collaborative MusicMakers Hacklab; several public networking events including the Research Networking Day created together with Humboldt University’s Department of Musicology; and the Persisting Realities exhibition.
Transfer is funded by Initiative Musik, Senate Department of Culture and Europe, and Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Government Agency for Civic Education).