Liminality is the possibility of transformation, ritual unbecoming. This year’s hacklab, hosted by Peter Kirn and Tad Ermitaño, focuses on how performance practice and invention can change the performer—making them someone or something else, making them newly visible, or making them entirely invisible. The 2020 Hacklab Fellows have now been selected; in January they will come together to develop pieces that remake one another’s onstage roles.
The festival welcomes live shows by Squarepusher and Dan Deacon supporting brand-new albums, a special commission by Nene H and Georgia’s Ensemble Basiani choir; a CTM x Nyege Nyege co-commission with Gabber Modus Operandi ft Wahono x Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe; a number of performances exploring liminality across spiritual, cultural, and conceptual axes, including Raja Kirik, Y-DRA, Jessica Ekomane, Andrea Belfi, and Lyra Pramuk; all-night longform projects at Säule with Frédéric Gies & Fiedel and 3Ddancer; and a wide-ranging club programme showcasing dancefloor oriented sounds from all over the globe with Sherelle, Tomasa del Real, Afrodeutsche, Rizan Said, Cera Khin b2b Lokier, DJ Firmeza, and plenty more.
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. The 2020 participants and programme are now announced! Thematic modules will focus on the potentials for transcendent experiences in clubs and club cultures, on the relationship of sound and conflict, and on voice as a transmitter of identity and ideas.
Documentation from the 2018 Yogyakarta edition of Nusasonic is now on our YouTube and Vimeo channels. Hear the fluid improvisations of Cheryl Ong, Kok Siew-Wai, Nadya Hatta, and Riska Farasonalia; witness the formidable Setabuhan perform, accompanied by adroit, energetic fighters, and much more.
Liminality is the possibility of transformation, ritual unbecoming. This year’s hacklab focuses on how performance practice and invention can change the performer—making them someone or something else, making them newly visible, or making them entirely invisible. To be named a 2020 Hacklab fellow, receive a CTM 2020 pass, and showcase your work as part of the festival programme, apply by 1 November.
The festival will feature a new extended listening format at Berlin’s new Betonhalle venue, a massive concrete space located underneath Silent Green, with a live rendition of Chernobyl by Hildur Gudnadottir with Sam Slater and Chris Watson, Deathprod supporting his first album in 15 years, and a long-duration 4 part meditation on death by Jacob Kirkegaard. Kamaal Williams and Bbymutha lead the festival’s concert and club programme, which also welcomes a live set by Dis Fig, the inimitable Aya fka LOFT, Discwoman affiliate Akua, winding techno rhythms of VTSS and Zamilska, julienned drum breaks of Aquarian & more. Open calls for the MusicMakers Hacklab and Vorspiel 2020 are currently out, and a limited number of early-bird passes are now on sale.
For the upcoming Vorspiel 2020 edition, transmediale and CTM Festival will again collaborate with Berlin's network of project spaces, galleries, independent cultural actors, and cultural institutions in order to commonly create and present a distributed program of events created by the various initiatives, which are working in the field of digital art and culture as well as experimental sound and music. We are pleased to invite you to apply to take part in Vorspiel 2020. The call is open until November 4 2019.
Nusasonic will arrive in Manila for the 2019 edition of WSK Festival of the Recently Possible. Taking its name from “wasak,” which means “shattered” or “destroyed” in Filipino, the festival welcomes a diverse range of cross-disciplinary artistic activities. WSK will host Nusasonic residencies via a Hacklab and The Gangan Series Workshop Lab for improvisers and composers. Concerts welcome the likes of Gabber Modus Operandi, Betty Apple, Madam Bwakeva and the Bwakeboyz, Meuko! Meuko!, marum, and more. The Floaters Stage wanders through the public spaces of Poblacion, Makati, culminating in the presentation of work by Yennu Ariendra and Erik Tuban. Laure Boer, supported by Berlin’s MusicBoard, will take residency over two months.