20th Edition

CTM Festival 2019

We’re very excited to announce the dates and theme for our 20th anniversary edition. CTM 2019 will take place from 25 January to 3 February 2019 at various Berlin venues including veteran festival partners like Berghain, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, and Kunstquartier Bethanien. The 2019 theme is Persistence.

A call for the Research Networking Day 2019 is currently out, with a deadline of 2 December. The RND provides a yearly platform of exchange for students, junior and senior researchers focused on music and related fields.

The first artists and other participants appearing at CTM 2019 will be announced in October. We will also reveal the 20th edition’s visual identity at this time, and release a limited number of Early Bird Festival Passes.

CTM 2019 Theme


With Persistence, CTM 2019 examines the aesthetic and societal potentials and pains of perseverance, and of its opposite: the transient and the provisional, and considers the struggles that come with balancing continuity and changeability.


Research Networking Day

The Research Networking Day provides a platform to exchange ideas and experiences for students and researchers from different European graduate and postgraduate programmes traversing the fields of audio, arts, media, design and related theoretical disciplines. Apply until 2 December.

Connecting Radio Art & Performance

CTM 2019 Radio Lab

The CTM Radio Lab is dedicated to exploring the pairing of the specific artistic possibilities of radio with the potentials of live performance or installation. This year the Lab will support new works by Aurélie Nyirabilaki Lierman and Israel Martínez. The Radio Lab is commissioned by Deutschlandradio Kultur – Hörspiel/Klangkunst and CTM Festival, in collaboration Ö1 Kunstradio and ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst. Media partner: The Wire.

CTM Partner Festival

transmediale 2019

As in previous years, the CTM Festival will take place parallel to and in collaboration with the transmediale/festival.

Citywide Partner Programme

Vorspiel 2019

Vorspiel is a citywide programme of events before and during the transmediale and CTM festivals. In 2019 it will launch its 9th edition with an opening event on 18 January at ACUD Macht Neu.