CTM 2016 – New Geographies

Festival for Adventurous Music and Art

With Mit Fis & Rob Thorne, Jerusalem In My Heart, Karen Power, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Keiji Haino, Mazen Kerbaj, MusicMakers Hacklab mit Peter Kirn und Ewa Justka, Pauline Oliveros & Ione, Rabih Beaini, Rully Shabara, Sharif Sehnaoui mit Omar Rajeh & Malek Andary, Vincent Moon, Wukir Suryadi, Love Cult & Alina Filippova, Buttechno amonst others

CTM Festival returns to HAU Hebbel am Ufer from 30 January to 7 February. The 17th edition’s music programme is elaborated through intensive collaboration with guest co-curator Rabih Beaini, while the exhibition and discourse programme is created in close collaboration with Swiss-based Norient. Special projects and commissions, as well as artists and sound cultures emanating from less familiar countries and localities and often operating on the fringes of the electronic circuit are featured in greater numbers than ever before. Musicians in all parts of the world are facing increasingly complex realities that result from the clash between their unique, physically bound local contexts and the boundary expanding effects of globalization and digitization. Jesusalem in My Heart, Pauline Oliveros & Ione, Mazen Kerbaj, Karen Power, Fis & Rob Thorne, Sharif Sehnaoui, Keiji Haino, Senyawa, Vincent Moon, Love Cult and many more artists featured within the CTM 2016 festival programme search for new ways to approach questions of identity, culture and tradition. Under the shadow of a global conflict centered on increasingly radical disputes over drawing or dissolving borders, the festival’s New Geographies theme aims to explore music and sound practices that respond to these developments, and to provide the conceptual tools needed to approach the complexities of a polycentric, polychromatic, and increasingly hybrid (music) world with greater openness.

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CTM 2016 is funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, the Musicboard Berlin and the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. In collaboration with transmediale, Kulturprojekte Berlin, SHAPE and SoCCoS.