This 108-page publication presents diverse points of entry into CTM 2018's Turmoil theme via essays and articles authored by music journalists, researchers, theorists, and participating artists.
Covering topics such as identity politics, social media call out culture, strategies in exploring and hacking artificial intelligence in music, as well as insights into musical genres ranging from gabber to metal to experimental improvisation, the magazine brings together diverse voices exclaiming, confronting, examining and encompassing aspects of the Turmoil theme. Portraits and interviews of individual artists, collectives and scenes round out the publication, which was created as a support to the 2018 edition’s inquiry into the potential of sound and music to invigorate resilience and awareness at a time when we have begun normalizing the ongoing barrage of political, social, and environmental crises, and the resulting disquiet that resonates through our on- and offline lives.
The CTM 2018 Magazine costs 9 € and is available in Berlin at Motto. Anyone outside Berlin can order the magazine online via the Motto Online Shop.
Design & layout by Marius Rehmet of Vojd.
Turmoil – CTM Magazine 2018
Edited by CTM Festival and Jan Rohlf
Published by DISK – Initiative Bild & Ton e.V., 2018
108 pages, paperback
Uneasy Times Demand Uneasy Music
By Jan Rohlf
The Sound of New Futures: In Pursuit of Different Truths
By Mollie Zhang
The Abyss Stares Back... And It's Smiling
Colin H. Van Eeckhout in conversation with Louise Brown
Late-Phase Identity Politics
Terre Thaemlitz in conversation with Marc Schwegler
The Kids Are Alt-Right – Tracing the Soundtrack of Neo-Reactionary Turmoil
By Jens Balzer
In Sonic Defiance of Extinction
By Rory Gibb, Anja Kanngieser & Paul Rekret
By James Ginzburg
Calling Out For Context
By Christine Kakaire
This is Now a History of the Way I Love It
By Claire Tolan
Listening to Voyager
By Paul Steinbeck
Why Do We Want Our Computers to Improvise?
By George E. Lewis
Minds, Machines, and Centralisation: Why Musicians Need to Hack AI Now
By Peter Kirn
Music from the Petri Dish
Guy Ben-Ary in conversation with Christian de Lutz & Jan Rohlf
I Need it to Forgive Me
By Nora Khan
Gabber Overdrive – Noise, Horror, and Acceleration
By Hillegonda C. Rietveld
"I'm Trying to Imagine a Space a Little Better Than What We've Inherited"
Kilbourne in conversation with Christina Plett
Raving at 200 BPM: Inside Poland's Neo-Gabber Underground
By Derek Opperman
Ernest Berk and Electronic Music
By Ian Helliwell