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.
A slew of boundary-defying artists arrive at Trauma Bar und Kino on 7 November 2019 for a night of uncompromising, outrageous sounds. Live sets by FAKA and KABLAM, and electric DJing by DJ Haram and Pininga give a peak into what lies ahead at Sub Liminal #2: a CTM 2020 Future Prequel.
There is one week left to respond to the RND 2020 open call, which seeks innovative and critical submissions from all areas of study addressing the scope of CTM 2020’s Liminal theme. We invite students and junior scholars to present their research at an international platform that provides a good opportunity to meet various colleagues and researchers working on related ideas. Application deadline: 30 September 2019.
“~NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW~” by Thomas Wagensommerer has been selected from the open call for KONTINUUUM, part of the CTM 2020 Radio Lab. The organizers would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit their proposals.
Two winning projects have been selected from an open call for the CTM 2020 Radio Lab. The organizers would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit their proposals, which totalled 135 entries from 38 countries, and collectively addressed the call’s themes and challenges from a wide and interesting array of perspectives.
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. We challenge our participants to engage in collaborations that remake one another’s onstage roles. Apply by 31 October.
Ahead of CTM 2020, an all-star lineup arrives at Trauma Bar und Kino for Sub Liminal: A CTM 2020 Future Prelude. Born in Flamez subverts gender and genre with a DJ set that draws on a panoply of influences; Baltimore legend Abdu Ali's live set offers an idiosyncratic blend of punk, jazz, Baltimore club music, and rap; polyglot performer, vocalist, DJ, rapper, and producer Angel-Ho performs live following the release of her debut proper Death Becomes Her via Hyperdub; Gabber Modus Operandi descend upon Berlin again following a standout performance at CTM 2019; AYA and xin close out the evening with a raucous b2b, journeying through bass, breaks, and bootlegs.
Since 2014, the CTM Radio Lab has been commissioning new works that explore the intersection of radio with live performance or installation within the context of the festival’s yearly theme. This year's open call is supplemented by an additional call for works, titled Kontinuum. Submissions are welcome until 28 August 2019.