Over three days of talks, panels, and discussions, this series will examine resistant, insistent, and persistent practices in music. Touching on themes of agency, resistance, collaboration, and independence, "(Re)Empowering Music Ecosystems" spans subcultural histories, artist toolkits, pressing critiques, and possible ways forward. Identifying new technologies and platforms that could be beneficial, this module examines theoretical considerations and practical examples of how communities and scenes could reclaim on- and offline spaces for creative independence, re-imagining today’s music landscape and our places within it.
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).