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.
A number of artists from Southeast Asia feature in CTM 2019’s programme, thanks to the Nusasonic initiative. Cheryl Ong, Kok Siew-Wai, Pisitakun, Rully Shabara, Tengal, and Wok the Rock come together at Kunstquartier Bethanien Studio 1 to discuss the region’s aesthetics and scenes. What kinds of challenges do they face, and how do local cultures shape their sounds?
As in past years, CTM explores the noisier, harder, and more sinister sides of music. Austrian noise duo Schtum, Bristolian composer John Bence, Posh Isolation co-founder Croatian Amor, and Indonesian experimental rock band Zoo comprise tonight’s lineup.
Sound artist and researcher Pedro Oliveira opens this thread of our Discourse programme with “1.977 Ways to Say No.” In this talk, Oliveira will consider the deployment of sonic biometrics in Europe’s border and migration industries.