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 01Artist Workshops and Speculative Exercises in Transformation Lead Up to CTM 2021  
 02A2A Transmission  
 03Rethinking Music Ecosystems  
 04Research Networking Day  

Artist Workshops and Speculative Exercises in Transformation Lead Up to CTM 2021


We are pleased to share first news about our 22nd edition. In response to ongoing uncertainty and the likelihood of intensifying restrictions in wintertime, the shape of CTM 2021 will relax and expand beyond the festival's usual 10 days. Music, exhibition, and discourse events will take place around the core dates of 19-31 January 2021, overlapping into February. As this pandemic edition will take place mostly online and free of charge, no festival passes are offered.

For the first time, the festival will also present a follow-up group of events in the second half of 2021. But before all of this, CTM Festival will kick-off with two workshop series that aim to address the theme of Transformation in different ways.

CTM 2021’s music programme, special commissions, exhibition activities, and further discourse series events will be announced in part in December.


A2A Transmission


With AYA, Interspecifics, James Ginzburg, Khyam Allami, Marcin Pietruszewski, Queer Ear Mastering

10 – 12 December 2020 | online | Tickets 5 €

At a time when touring and in-person performance opportunities remain extremely limited, the new series A2A Transmission offers six knowledge-sharing workshops from artists to artists, addressing a variety of skills and fields of music and providing intimate sessions for exchange between practitioners.

More information and tickets for A2A Transmission


Rethinking Music Ecosystems


With Jay Jordan and Jack Jordan, DeForrest Brown Jr., Michelle Lhooq, Taeyoon Choi

14 – 18 January 2021 | online | Open Call out now until 18 December 2020

Since 2019, our Rethinking Music Ecosystems series has brought together artists, organisers, activists, thinkers, promoters, and listeners alike to speculate on what a more collaborative, equitable, and interdependent music ecosystem might look like, and how we might work towards one. Taking place mid-January within this series, four workshops aim to offer diverse speculative exercises in Transformation that hone-in on specific topics with the goal of responding to current problematic working models and conditions, and finding potential responses and resources with which to challenge and improve them.

More information and open call forms for Rethinking Music Ecosystems


Research Networking Day


23 January 2021 | online | free

This year's Research Networking Day (RND) will discuss aspects of transformation within posthuman sound, tradition, storytelling, and magic. Hosted by Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and the German Association for Music Business and Music Culture Research, RND provides an exchange platform for students and researchers from different graduate and postgraduate programmes traversing the fields of audio, arts, media, design, and related theoretical disciplines.

Full RND 2021 programme