On the heels of the second CTM 2015 artist announcement, CTM and the Red Bull Music Academy reveal the full details for the 16th edition’s closing celebration.
The two partners team up for a special joint presentation of the Tune-Out – CTM x RBMA Finale at Astra on February 1st with a line-up that features:
Carter Tutti Void [UK] / Nisennenmondai [JP] / Mumdance, Logos & Shapednoise present 'The Sprawl' [UK] / Phoebe Kiddo [AU]
Taking place directly after the concert, and also co-hosted with RBMA, the official CTM 2015 Afterparty celebrates the conclusion of 10 restless festival days with a special surprise line-up at the nearby Urban Spree as of midnight. The afterparty is presented free of charge to CTM 2015 pass holders and closing concert attendees.
Previously announced, Carter Tutti Void (CTV) is a project that brings together Chris Carter and former Academy lecturer Cosey Fanni Tutti (both of Throbbing Gristle and Chris & Cosey) with Factory Floor's Nik Void. The trio’s Berlin appearance will mark one of their first “Transverse II” shows – the follow-up to their highly acclaimed collaborative work, which was released in LP format by Mute Records in 2012.
Sharing the bill with CTV will be “The Sprawl”, the premiere of a new collaboration between Mumdance, Logos, and Shapednoise, especially commissioned by CTM for the occasion. Currently one of the most exciting producers of UK club music, Jack Adams aka Mumdance has made a name for himself as a shapeshifting neo-grime engineer. His current approach sees the freshly graduated RBMA alum ploughing resolutely across genres, with work ranging from collaborations with Bristol figurehead Pinch and South London MC Novelist. Mumdance will perform live with two of his closest peers Logos, co-founder of the Different Circles label and co-author for their first label release, Weightless, and Hospital Productions/Berlin Current affiliate Shapednoise. With their future outlook, the trio is certain to defy standard notions of what gritty industrial techno and UK club music are about.
With her keen ear for multifaceted expressive electronics, Red Bull Music Academy alumna Phoebe Kiddo will demonstrate her live set in support of her critically acclaimed debut LP, Artefacts of Broken Dreams (Symbiosis, 2014). Another artist supported by Berlin Current, a CTM-led initiative that aims to identify and support emerging sounds from Berlin, Kiddo blends her knowledge of polyrhythmic complexities and experimental music with heavy bass, densely programmed sounds, and hypnagogic synths.
Rounding out the bill is Tokyo-based trio Nisennenmondai, whose name stems from the Japanese word for "Y2K Bug". Since 1999, they have been whipping up electrified, up-tempo loops through rock and noise means, inducing spellbinding states of hypnotism. 2014 saw their hyper, raw trance-punk unleashed to full effect on their fourth full-length, N.
Select highlights of the closing concert will be recorded for RBMA Radio and uploaded to rbmaradio.com.
Tickets to the Tune Out – CTM 2015 Finale, presented by CTM x Red Bull Music Academy, are available online and at the door for 25 EUR.
Entry to the CTM x Red Bull Music Academy Afterparty is free of charge for ticket holders of the closing concert, as well as for CTM 2015 festival pass holders. Tickets to the afterparty may also be purchased at the door for 5 EUR.
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