Casual Gabberz, MCZO & Duke, Sote, Putas Vampiras, Gabber Modus Operandi, and others make up tonight’s formidable lineup at Berghain. This caustic lineup harkens back to CTM’s famed Wasted nights, and promises all things hard, gut-wrenching, and uncompromising.
CTM continues its critical engagement with AI with the annual CTM x transmediale Collaborative Concert. The two festivals welcome the world premiere of Actress and Young Paint’s live AI/AV show. The AI sprite has been learning, programming, and arranging Actress’ sonic palette. Listen to the pair’s mini-album (shared via Werk_Ltd.) for a preview.
Due to circumstances outside of our control, we regret to announce that Venetian Snares will no longer play As If We Had Power at Berghain tonight. However, CTM is pleased to welcome Paris-based Casual Gabberz in his place. Counting the likes of Lil Crack, Draft Dodger, and Fatma Pneumonia as members, the crew can be relied on to deliver anything across the spectrum of hardcore, jumpstyle, hardstyle, and trance.
Following her performances at HAU1, CTM headliner Linn da Quebrada speaks to Stefanie Alisch about her practice and politics. A screening of the award-winning documentary “Bixa Travesty” follows, in which audience members catch a glimpse of Linn’s daily life and challenges. Across conversations with her friends and mother, Linn elaborates on her thoughts around empowerment and agency.
If you missed tickets for the first two shows, Kode9, Infinite Livez, and Nik Nowak will present another performance of The Mantis on Friday 1.2. Witness the two-tonne monumental sound sculpture rear up in a biomimetically hydraulic manoeuvre, preparing itself to do battle at a height of four metres. The ticket price remains the same, and Gold Pass holders still have access to the event.
Israel Martínez, one of the winners of CTM 2019’s Radio Lab call, presents the first of a series of performances at DAAD. Entitled Love and Rage, the piece proposes a tribute to the resistance and persistence of critical individuals, movements, and collectives around the world. Please note: the audience will be blindfolded for this performance.
The "Resilience" thread of this year’s Discourse programme welcomes accomplished researchers and writers Paul Rekret, Robin James, Salomé Voegelin, and Brandon LaBelle. Each talk considers how music communities and subcultures adapt and develop over time as they respond to changes in social, cultural, and political climates.
From acerbic, punk sounds to impassioned doom poetry, tonight’s Berghain/Säule lineup has much to offer. Tim Tetzner presents I Just Can’t Avoid the Void in Void, Manila scene stalwarts Caliph8 & Nonplus play live, renowned experimental club project 700 Bliss, and punk band Cocaine Piss delivers an unstoppable show. Live performances will be followed by a number of adventurous DJ sets.