Like the rest of the world, CTM is currently embroiled in efforts to keep our audience, artists, and team safe and healthy, while also looking ahead at an unpredictable future. While the scope and format of our 22nd festival edition are uncertain, we are steadily navigating the context of changing restrictions, possible future regulations, and new foreseeable challenges in order to respond with experimentation, creativity, and reflection. The festival’s dates remain set at 22–31 January 2021, though please note that it’s possible that the festival will be extended over a longer period of time, flowing into February, depending on the kinds of conditions and constraints that might arise and influence the kinds of presentation formats allowed in early 2021.
For those in need of some mental nourishment while physical distancing, a number of recordings from the CTM 2020 Discourse programme are available online. Hear about topics such as the sounds of change in Latin America, the environmental impact of recorded music, the creative potentials of AI, and more.
Like the rest of the world, CTM & DISK are currently embroiled in efforts to keep our audience, artists, and team safe and healthy. Our upcoming events have been cancelled, and our staff are now working from home. We wanted to take a moment to express our care for and solidarity with all those affected, and our support for physical distancing measures.
A great alternative to using Facebook or our newsletter: you can now join our telegram channel by searching "CTM Festival." We'll be posting about programme announcements, open calls, links to Discourse talk recordings, tips and updates during the festival, and news related to our year-round concerts and projects, among others.
Running free of charge until mid-March, the CTM 2020 Exhibition, Interstitial Spaces, takes the questions of the festival's Liminal theme beyond the margins of music. The proposed artistic perspectives in this exhibition open up interpretations of in-betweens and thus, at the same time, question their opposite: the places that are supposedly concrete. The collection of works point to how unambiguity is arbitrarily produced through coexistence—in politics, culture, and society— arising from the power of consensus, from an agreement of many. Yet at the same time, it always produces its counterpart: the grey areas of the in-between.
Browse a first collection of interviews, reviews, radio broadcasts, video recordings, and images documenting our 21st edition. Audio and video recordings of this year's discourse programme will be available on SoundCloud and YouTube soon.
A look back at 10 days of discussions, encounters, concerts, performances, workshops, club nights, musical inventions, and Liminal experiences caught by our team of photographers.
CTM, Goethe-Institut, and Musicboard Berlin team up to award one Berlin-based musician the a residency abroad in Southeast Asia as part of the multi-year Nusasonic project. In collaboration with Playfreely/BlackKaji, Yes No Klub, and WSK Festival for the Recently Possible, the residency takes place this year in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Musicians active between experimental pop, club music, sound art, noise, improvisation, and multimedia performance are encouraged to apply, and the residency takes place for six weeks around October 2020. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2020.